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Health Department preparing for flu season: flu shots available

The Daviess County Health Department will begin flu shots in the Gallatin office on Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be offering clinics throughout the county, and every Tuesday in the DCHD office while supplies last. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 26: Jamesport City Hall, 9-10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Winston Post Office, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Pattonsburg Senior Center 11 a.m. to 12 noon

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Family connections at work and home

correctionJuly Employee of the Month at North Kansas City Hospital was Anita Vanderheyden, BSN, BC, a staff nurse in Pain Management. Anita is the daughter of Eugene and Millie McNeely of Gallatin.

Anita talks about her coworkers as if they are family, and actually, one of them is…her husband, Paul, and X-ray technician. They met working in the department and married in 2009. Together they have a daughter, Lily, 7,

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Cholesterol screenings in September for Daviess County residents

September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month and the Daviess County Health Department is offering a Lipid Panel for FREE for Daviess County residents only 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,

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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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