Lifestyles » Health

Pike County Health offers free vaccinations

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

The Pike County Health Department will be offering multiple free vaccination clinics during the month of August during their walk-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. These opportunities are for children 11 years old through 18 and college students’ ages 19 through 26. PCHD will also have two outreach clinic opportunities:  one will be in Louisiana at the

Read Full Story

Health » Older Stories

  • PCHD hosts Show-Me Latch

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    The Pike County Health Department will kick-off World Breastfeeding Week and Missouri Breastfeeding Month by hosting this year’s Show-Me Latch. Women in various locations throughout the state and world will join together to raise awareness by collectively breastfeeding their children. This will be a fun time for moms to get together and celebrate the healthy choice they have made for themselves and their families. All breastfeeding moms and their children

    Read Full Story
  • Where’s Baby? Look before you lock

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Temperatures in cars soar quickly.  Even with a window cracked, the temperature inside a car can reach very high and dangerous temperatures within minutes.  In these extreme conditions, children can die or suffer a permanent disability in a matter of minutes. • Never leave children alone in or around vehicles, not even with the windows down (This applies to pets as well). If a child is left alone in a

    Read Full Story
  • YMCA salutes Barbie “Grand Slam Gamm”

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Barbie Gamm is a Pike County player with a purpose. A clutch leader for the Twin Pike Family YMCA, Barbie has been instructing aerobics classes for the Y the last 14 years. A lifetime resident of Pike County she has also served on the YMCA Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Pike County Fair Board as well as the Pike County and Bowling Green Khoury League Boards.

    Read Full Story
  • Operation FoodSearch provides free lunch

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Through Aug. 8, local children have been given the opportunity to receive a free lunch, no strings attached. According to statistics from No Kid Hungry, an organization which helps bring additional meals to children in need, nearly one-fourth of Missouri children struggle with hunger. Through Operation FoodSearch, a branch of No Kid Hungry, and in cooperation with Every Child Every Day, free lunches are provided for children ages two through

    Read Full Story
  • Home Health & Hospice commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice is commemorating WEAAD. This year’s theme is “One person. Once action. One Nation. United against elder abuse.” Did you know that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. alone? That trend is going to continue for nearly the next 20 years.  Our demographics are shifting, and we will soon have more elder people in the US than ever before. At

    Read Full Story
  • Niemeyer celebrates five years cancer-free

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Ansel Niemeyer, center, a five-year cancer survivor celebrates life on June 6​ at the Celebrate Life Tree planting ceremony with Christopher McCord Stephenson, DO, Medical Director of the Survivorship & Quality of Life Programs & Internist (left), and Jamie Stephenson, Board of Directors (right), at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.  A tree will be planted in Ansel Niemeyer’s honor. This year, over​ 300 trees will be planted in honor of all five-year cancer survivors.

    Ansel Niemeyer, a leukemia survivor from Bowling Green, joined more than 100 five-year cancer survivors on Friday, June 6, for an emotional and momentous walk down a red carpet lined with hundreds of cheering family, friends, caregivers and hospital care team members, to celebrate five years of cancer survivorship. The Pike County native was diagnosed in 2007 after his annual physical with his general doctor “For several years my blood

    Read Full Story

National News - Health

Headlines of the Day

Switch to our mobile site