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DCHD is offering cholesterol screenings in September

September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month and the Daviess County Health Department is offering a Lipid Panel for FREE on the following dates in September from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Tuesday, Sept. 6; Tuesday, Sept. 13; Tuesday, Sept. 20.

This is a fasting test and you must not eat or drink after midnight the night prior to the tests.

Because this is a screening, you will not need to

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When God grabs your heart…Shelly Sims makes 17 trips to Haiti

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Shelly Sims consulting with patients in an outdoor clinic in Haiti

After Shelly Sims of Gallatin returned from her first mission trip to Haiti in the year 2000 — after dealing with rats and voodoo, after living in tents with no drinking water, no electricity, no plumbing — she never thought she’d ever go again.

“But when God grabs your heart, you just can’t quit,” she said.

Shelly has gone

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Tests confirm two travelers infected with Zika virus

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed two additional cases of Zika virus. One case is a male Missouri resident who had travelled to the Dominican Republic. Another is a male Massachusetts resident visiting Missouri who sought assistance from a health care provider. The Massachusetts resident had travelled to Puerto Rico.

Officials from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services have been in contact with their counterparts

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New massage experience available at O’Rourke

O’Rourke Wellness Center at Jamesport recently added a new massage system.

HydroMassage is a fully customizable, user-friendly massage system that gives users a powerful, heated water massage in as little as 10 minutes. Users lay face-up and remain fully clothed and comfortably dry throughout their massage session. Plus with the interactive touchscreen, users have the ability to control every aspect of their experience, including speed, pressure and area of massage. 

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Blood drive benefits local patients

Community Blood Center (CBC) will conduct a life-saving blood drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at the Access II Training Room in Gallatin, 101 Industrial Parkway.

CBC is the primary provider of blood and blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Kansas City region. To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org, click the “schedule an appointment” icon and enter sponsor code Gallatin.

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Calm down, loosen up with Tai Chi for Arthritis classes

Tai Chi classes will be offered from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 18 to August 10, at the Daviess County Library, 306 West Grand, Gallatin.

Tai (tie) Chi (chee) for Arthritis is a low impact, graceful form of exercise using gentle movements that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it suitable for adults that are age 60 and over.

Tai Chi is proven to help reduce the prevalence

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Women’s clinic

Community Action Partnerships of North Central Missouri (Green Hills Community Action Agency) Women’s Health will be having clinic in May on: May 6 – 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; May 14 – 9 a.m. to noon; May 11 – 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. The clinic is located at 1506 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton. Entrance is the second door on north side of building. For appointment please

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Health Department hosts faith based emergency planning meeting

The Daviess County Health Department hosted a Faith Based Emergency Planning Meeting on March 14. Fourteen church members from various denominations of Daviess County churches attended. The goal of the discussion was to integrate local churches into the early stages of response and recovery planning, and also to ensure county resources are fully utilized without unnecessary duplication.

“No one church can provide all the needs in case of an emergency,

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Mathew to Speak At April Parkinson’s Meeting

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Support group will have as guest speaker at their April 7 meeting, Mary Mathew, physical therapist. Mary graduated from University of Kansas Medical Center with a B.S. in physical therapy. She has worked in various settings, including 10 years as part owner of Covenant Rehab in Chillicothe. She is currently working in the PT department at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

Mary’s experience with

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