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Eye Injury Prevention Month Because eye injuries can cause serious vision loss, it's important to be able to recognize an injury and appropriately respond to it. Read the Full Story
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes.  Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes.  Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Read the Full Story
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome In 2015, there were about 3,700 sudden infant deaths in the United States. Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is the death of an infant less than 1 year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, and whose cause of death is not immediately obvious before investigation. Most SUIDs are reported as one of three types, click here. To read about the science of SIDS and possible causes click here. Read the Full Story
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more than 350,000 people each year. Anyone can experience Sudden Cardia Arrest (SCA), including infants, children, teens, your adults, and people in their 30's and 40's who have no sign of heart disease, as well as more mature adults. Learn more here. Read the Full Story
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is a group of diseases that affects breast tissue. Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more common in women. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the Unite States. Read the Full Story
National Bullying Prevention Month National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Read the Full Story
National Dental Hygiene Month The baby boomer generation is the first where the majority of people will keep their natural teeth over their entire lifetime. This is largely because of the benefits of water fluoridation and fluoride toothpaste. Read the Full Story
Mental Illness Awareness Month Mental illnesses refer to disorders generally characterized by dysregulation of mood, thought, and/or behavior, as recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition, of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV). Read the Full Story
More September 2017 National Health Observances Click here for a list of other National Health Observances. Read the Full Story

Nodaway County Health Center

Dietary Guidelines

See the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Glance

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What Is Public Health?

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Public health in Nodaway County

Have you or a family member eaten in a restaurant, taken your child to a licensed day care, or received an immunization or flu shot?  Then you have benefited from public health.

County Health Departments were created by Missouri statute back in the 1930s and their primary functions were caring for the indigent, tracking and controlling disease outbreaks, and conducting environmental inspections to assure food and water safety.  Most health departments consisted of a nurse working for the county commission.

We still perform the CORE functions today.  For example, we continuously monitor the county for communicable disease and must investigate confirmed cases to help contain a possible outbreak.

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Volunteer for one day, one hour, one week - any amount of time.

Every minute you give is priceless to the person you help.

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Got Mold?

Don't panic

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance provided moisture is present. Learn how you can prevent it's spread and avoid allergic reactions.

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Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exceptions.

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For flu questions and answers click here.

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Check out healthy eating style, physical activity, online tools here.

Healthy Weight

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Find out if you are at at healthy weight; BMI and waist circumference.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Travel Smart

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Travel smart - get Vaccinated!

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Nodaway County Health Center • 2416 South Main, Maryville, MO  64468 • 660-562-2755 (phone) 660-562-4995 (fax)

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