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Solar Eclipse August 21 - A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles. Looking directly at the Sun is unsafe except during the brief phase of a solar eclipse, known as totality. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand held-solar viewers. Read the Full Story
Psoriasis Awareness Month Psoriasis causes patches of thick red skin and silvery scales. Patches are typically found on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, face, palms and soles of feet, but can affect other places (fingernails, toenails, and mouth). Read the Full Story
Immunization Awareness Month Take a quiz and learn which vaccines your child needs for protection at Read the Full Story
Gastroparesis Awareness Month Chronic symptoms that are characteristic of gastroparesis include: Nausea and/or vomiting, retching (dry heaves), stomach fullness after a normal sized meal, early fullness (satiety), or the inability to finish a meal. Learn more here. Read the Full Story
Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month Highlighting and bringing awareness to gastric motility disorders. Gastric motility disorders are gastrointestinal conditions which affect the body's ability to digest food normally. 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?


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.

Read more: What Is Public Health?




Would you like to lend a hand?

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

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

Please call 660-562-2755

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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Learn how to stay healthy and safe while swimming

Drowning prevention -

For steps of healthy swimming click here.


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

Tick Prevention


Make tick prevention part of your outdoor plans. Learn more here.

Healthy Weight


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

Learn more here.

Travel Smart


Travel smart - get Vaccinated!

Learn more here.

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

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