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American Diabetes Month Through the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program, you can learn practical, real-life changes that can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% (71% if you're 60 or older). Learn more here. Read the Full Story
COPD Awareness Month Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Read the Full Story
Diabetic Eye Disease Month 30.3 million Americans have diabetes and 1 in 4 don't know it Read the Full Story
Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. The most important thing you can do to lower your lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke. Read the Full Story
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Read the Full Story
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Stomach (gastric) cancer, as defined by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is cancer that forms in tissues lining the stomach. Located in the upper abdomen between the esophagus and small intestine, the stomach serves as a reservoir where food is stored and partially digested after it is eaten.  Read the Full Story
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest non-profit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. Read the Full Story
National Healthy Skin Month The Burning Truth communication initiative encourages you to keep your skin healthy and beautiful for life by protecting yourself from too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and tanning beds. Learn more here. Read the Full Story
More National Health Observances Click here for a list of other National Health Observances in November. Read the Full Story

Nodaway County Health Center

Dietary Guidelines

See the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Glance

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What Is Public Health?


Public health in Nodaway County

Have you or a family member eaten in a restaurant, taken your child to a licensed day care, or received an immunization or flu shot?  Then you have benefited from public health.

County Health Departments were created by Missouri statute back in the 1930s and their primary functions were caring for the indigent, tracking and controlling disease outbreaks, and conducting environmental inspections to assure food and water safety.  Most health departments consisted of a nurse working for the county commission.

We still perform the CORE functions today.  For example, we continuously monitor the county for communicable disease and must investigate confirmed cases to help contain a possible outbreak.

Read more: What Is Public Health?




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Volunteer for one day, one hour, one week - any amount of time.

Every minute you give is priceless to the person you help.

Please call 660-562-2755

Got Mold?

Don't panic

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance provided moisture is present. Learn how you can prevent it's spread and avoid allergic reactions.

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Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exceptions.

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For the United States Flu Activity Map click here.


For flu questions and answers click here.


Check out healthy eating style, physical activity, online tools here.

Healthy Weight


Find out if you are at at healthy weight; BMI and waist circumference.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Travel Smart


Travel smart - get Vaccinated!

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Nodaway County Health Center • 2416 South Main, Maryville, MO  64468 • 660-562-2755 (phone) 660-562-4995 (fax)

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