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Public Health Week Flyer

Pike County Health Department to Host Health & Wellness Fair

March 27, 2015....Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice recognizes National Public Health Week by hosting a Health and Wellness Fair on Friday, April 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bowling Green City Park and promoting this year’s theme, “Public Health:  Better Health. Better Missouri.”

Although heart attack and stroke are still the nation’s top killers, the public health community has helped achieve remarkable declines in deaths from both diseases: since 1950, deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined 60 percent, and stroke rates have declined 70 percent.

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HELPING THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS THROUGH NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

March 24, 2015....The Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County offers a yearly $1,500 Nursing Scholarship to Pike County high school seniors or adults who plan to enter the field of Nursing. “We want to help those who help others,” says Melaney Mathis, chairperson of the Foundation. “Our Foundation realizes the need for good nurses and wants to help in their training,” she adds.

The nursing scholarship program was first established in 2002 and two $500 scholarships were awarded. Since that time, 13 scholarships have been distributed in Pike County. Currently one $1,500 scholarship is presented.

For information regarding the 2015-2016 Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County Nursing Scholarship, contact the Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice at (573) 324-2111 or any county school guidance counselor. The application deadline is April 15, 2015.

Adult Scholarship Application             Student Scholarship Application


Health Department offering Extended Walk-In Clinic Hours

Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice offers a variety of services to the public. As a new service, we will be extending our walk-in clinic hours to Monday through Friday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm beginning February 2nd.  Contact (573) 324-2111 if you have any questions or concerns regarding services offered to you at little or no cost.


Breastfeeding Newsletter - "Breastfeeding: MYTH vs. FACT "

Moms get a wide assortment of parenting advice. Sometimes it’s difficult to sort through all of the information that is out there. Although most advice is well-meaning, it is sometimes not based on fact. There are many myths about breastfeeding. It is important for moms to make an educated decision when it comes to how they feed their baby. So let’s explore the facts concerning some common breastfeeding myths.

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