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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.


The Learning Center becomes a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite

Learning Center becomes Breastfeeding Friendly WorksiteJanuary 23, 2015 - Bowling Green, Missouri – The Learning Center joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.  Breastfeeding friendly employers proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants.  They provide time, space and other benefits to maintain breastfeeding after a mom returns to work.  Employers who provide these supports see a positive impact on their business’s bottom line.

Employers that provide lactation support services report higher employee retention, lower absenteeism, higher morale, greater productivity, and reduced health care costs.  Many studies have also shown improved short- and long-term health of the breastfeeding mother and her child.

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If You Haven't Gotten Vaccinated, Now's the Time!

January 15, 2015….Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet?  If you haven’t, now is the time.  As long as the flu is circulating and causing illness, getting a flu vaccine is still beneficial.  Yearly vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against flu and it is recommended that almost everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated each year.  It’s your best defense against influenza – and its possible complications.  The flu vaccine is safe, and it can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, missed work due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.

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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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