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Health eTips is produced by the staff of the St. Charles County Department of Public Health. The department consists of three divisions - Environmental Health and Protection, Health Services and Humane Services - that provide a wide range of services focused on enhancing the well-being of this community.

If you have questions about the Department of Public Health or have suggestions on public health topics you'd like to see explored in this blog, please email us.

Jan 17

Flu Myths

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 11:45 AM by Doug Bolnick

Whether in your home or out in the community, you’ve probably heard the sniffs, sneezes, coughs and groans that signal the arrival of flu season. Because influenza is so easily spread among family, friends and colleagues, it’s important to separate fact from fiction so that you can be protected.

We asked our Immunizations Staff to help dispel the Top Five Myths of Influenza.

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Jan 06

Recycling E-Waste

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:31 AM by Doug Bolnick

If you’re among the lucky families that received a new television, gaming system, computer, cell phone or appliance this holiday, chances are that you’ve already started using it. But, what did you do with the old electronic device this new gift replaced?

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Dec 29

Healthy Resolutions

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 8:57 AM by Doug Bolnick

As we start another New Year, many strive to improve themselves. Whether your New Year’s resolution calls for losing weight, stopping smoking, increasing exercise or learning something new, it’s best to set a SMART goal.

If you’re looking for ideas, we offer a few sugges
tions from each of our divisions on ways you and your family can improve your health, our community and our pets in 2017.

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