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Your Hands Can Save A Life

ST. LOUIS – Learning Hands-Only CPR is very easy, and could well put you in a position to save someone’s life – possibly that of a family member. According to Katie Connolly, a community CPR manager for the American Heart ...

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Need Help Dealing With A Health Condition?

Grants from the Center for Disease Control and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are funding free classes for those with health conditions. The classes are designed to help people manage the challenges of arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic ...

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Ambulance District Receives "Green" Ambulance

It’s still the traditional blue, white and red colors associated with Cox Health Systems, but the newest ambulance purchased by the Ava Area Ambulance District is labeled a “green” vehicle because of its economy values. The Mercedes-Benz “Sprinter” vehicle is ...

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Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill

The Douglas County Health Department says it is important to remember to consistently follow certain safe food handling practices. The simple words Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill can serve as reminders to always handle food safely to reduce risk of ...

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Animal Rabies In Douglas County

From the Douglas County Health Dept. A bat sent to the State Public Health Laboratory this spring by the Douglas County Health Department tested positive for rabies. A follow-up investigation was conducted by the health department to identify any persons ...

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Heat-Related Illness Still a Threat

Although we have finally seen a break in the extremely hot weather, and even if you think you’re getting used to the triple-digit temperatures, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat ...

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