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Retirement Reception Honoring Doris Miller

A retirement reception honoring Doris Miller for 22 years of service will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 3-5 pm at the Pike County Health Department office. Please join us to honor her many years of service.

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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 for the Health of the Mother"

Most people know that breast milk is the best choice for babies because it provides a variety of health benefits. Breastfed babies have a smaller chance of both childhood and adult diseases and thrive when given the milk that is specifically designed for them. But many people don’t realize that breastfeeding is very beneficial to the mother also. Women are designed to breastfeed after they are pregnant and give birth. The body is balanced as a result of the various hormones that are present because of breastfeeding. The physical stress of pregnancy raises many health risks, but the act of breastfeeding can significantly lower those risks, even bringing them back to pre-pregnancy levels. The following are many of the benefits that breastfeeding provides for mothers.

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