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Pike County Memorial Hospital held a Healthy Kids Day on the hospital grounds on Saturday, April 11. Running under a multi-colored tent held by other children and parentes were Lillian Pille, 4, of Clarksville, and her mother, Amber Pille.
Mark those calendars for Friday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this free, fun, and healthy event at the Bowling Green City Park lower shelter house and walking trail. Rain date is set for April 17. In observance of National Public Health Week the Health Department is sponsoring this event for all area residents. During the fair participants will be able to take part in educational walking
Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice will recognize National Public Health Week by hosting a Health and Wellness Fair and promoting this year’s theme, “Public Health: Better Health. Better Missouri.” “This Health and Wellness Fair featuring our Community Walk event shows how individuals and communities can take small steps in improving their health,” said Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN; Community Health Coordinator. “We all have a role to play in
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. It is an opportunity to normalize routine STD testing and conversations about sexual health. With an estimated 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occurring every year in the United States, it is clear that sexually
Twin Pike Torpedoes summer swim team for ages 5-18. The Twin Pike Torpedoes summer swim team is a competitive but fun way to improve stroke technique, speed and endurance while making new friends. Twin Pike Torpedoes’ season will run June through August. Swimmers must be able to swim one lap freestyle and one lap backstroke. Practice times are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from
The Pike County Health Department would like to remind the public that it offers CPR classes through the American Heart Association. These classes are conducted at various times during the year and are taught by three certified instructors, Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN; Kim Gamm, RN and Robyn Orf, LPN. The class lasts three to four hours and teaches infant, child, and adult CPR including the use of an AED. There are
Some quick thinking and CPR training saved the life of a Pike County man in February, according to those involved. Members of the First Christian Church in Louisiana were at a Valentines tea celebration last month when Jim “Flip” Flaherty, 77, suffered a heart attack. That’s when Mark Shade, 54, of the Louisiana area, jumped into action. “He was sitting behind me at another table and he’s had health issues,”