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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.

Aug 28

Eat Breakfast

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 4:14 PM by Doug Bolnick

Numerous studies show that mom was right — eating a healthy breakfast is important. A nutritionally complete meal to kick off the day improves concentration and performance, controls weight gain and brings other health benefits.

There is no set meal that makes a great breakfast, but whatever you choose should include several food groups, including: lean proteins, whole-grain carbohydrates, low-fat dairy products and a combination of fruits and vegetables.

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Aug 28

Tail-Gate Special 2018

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 11:24 AM by Doug Bolnick

Our annual Tail-Gate Special offers discounted adoptions on cats and kittens and revives the age-old tradition of electing a Homecoming King and Queen. Today’s Health eTips blog kicks off the football fun.

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Aug 09

Insect Repellent Basics

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 12:22 PM by Doug Bolnick

Research indicates that the body’s release of carbon dioxide, lactic acid and other cues trigger the bite reaction by female mosquitoes. But, be comforted that these cues can be masked by using insect repellent.

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