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    10 Ways to Love Your Brain

    Brought to you by Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late... Read more

    February is American Heart Month

    February is American Heart month. It is this time of the year we want to celebrate all great things related to healthy heart and encourage everyone to become a little more heart healthier. Our heart is a very important organ within our body and we need to keep it... Read more

    Maternal Child Health

    The Pike County Health Department is asking the community to provide us with information about the health concerns facing residents in Pike County regarding maternal, infant and child health. This information will help PCHD and other community partners to identify the most pressing issues which can be addressed through... Read more

    National Hospice and Palliative Care month

    Brought to you by Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice As autumn leaves fall and winter draws near, grief can be thick in the air. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month. Both palliative care and hospice services are an extremely helpful and supportive resource to... Read more

    National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

    Brought to you by Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice October of each year is dedicated to bringing awareness about medicine abuse. In this article we will focus on teen medicine abuse. The medicine abuse problem: Each generation of kids looks for new ways to get high.... Read more

    Suicide Awareness Month

    Suicide! It is such a scary word, one that is often avoided or danced around. Maybe it is because we do not understand, we do not know what to do, it makes us uncomfortable, or we have been affected by a loss and have difficulties coping with our emotions.... Read more

    August 1-7 is Breastfeeding Week

    World Breastfeeding Week takes place August 1-7 along with National Breastfeeding Month. Breastfeeding plays an important role in the health of our community. Breast milk provides essential nutrition for the infant and supports a healthy body throughout a lifetime! Along with essential nutrients like fat and carbohydrates, breast milk... Read more

    Sunny with a Chance of Heat Stroke

    Courtesy of Missouri Health Department Missourians suffer from heat related illnesses, with some cases resulting in death. Who is at risk? The elderly, infants and young children, people working outdoors, people living with chronic medical conditions, the homeless and the poor, people taking certain medications, and athletes are most... Read more

    Spring Cleaning, Not Just for Your Closet

    From a device spanning the size of a room to cell phones small enough to fit inside a pocket, technology has come a long way. It seems the world is at the finger tips of anyone with access to it. Families and friends can now communicate in a matter of... Read more