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Barton County Health Department/
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1301 E. 12th St./ Lamar, Mo. 64759 Phone: 1-417-682-3363

Serving Barton County and Surrounding Areas Since 1966

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The Barton County Memorial Hospital's

Community Health Needs Assessment 2013



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March 24 is World TB Day

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It is National Nutrition Month!

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Photo: Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013

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Stopping the Spread of Germs

1. Avoid close contact

2. Stay home when you are sick

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

4. Clean your hands

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects.


Cold Weather Safety

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Outdoor Safety

  • Dress warm and stay dry.
  • Wear a hat, scarf, and mittens/gloves.
  • If you have to work/do chores outside, dress warm and work slow.
  • Avoid walking/traveling on ice.
  • Notify your friends/family before traveling.
  • If you do get stranded, it is safer to stay in your car.


Indoor Safety

  • Make sure all fireplaces,wood stoves, or combustion heaters are properly

vented to the outside and don't leak flue gas into the indoor air space.

  • Never use a charcoal or gas grill indoors.
  • DO NOT leave lit candles unattended.
  • Try to keep as much heat as possible in your home
  • Check the indoor temperature of your home often.
  • Let your water taps drip continuously.
  • Eating well balanced meals helps keep you warm.


Winter Care for Seniors - photo of elderly couple walking in winter

1. Falls are of great concern: put something down for friction on slick surfaces.

2. Older adults produce less body heat and it is hard to tell if the temp. is too low.

3. Indoor temperatures should not be below 55 degrees F. Dress in 2-3 thin layers.

4. Be sure to check on the elderly or make arrangements with someone else to.


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Foodborne Illness

Foodborne illness is any illness that results from consumption of contaminated food. It often arises from improper food handling, prepartation, or food storage.

This can happen at home or when out to eat. Everyone should observe food safety to prevent this from hapening to them. The title and picture both link to the CDC's website on foodborne illness.



BCHD Group Picture 2012

Front Row L-R: Charlotte Watson, Kelly White, Reane Williams, Linda Talbott, Beverly Thatch, Lori Taffner

Middle Row L-R: Carol Davis, Gerri Douglas, Rhonda Overstreet, Judy Gastel, Glenda Epple, Lajuana McIntyre, Debbie Sheat

Back Row L-R:Lynn Nims, Jane Mayden, Nancy Robertson, Greg Clements, Shawn Watson, Cathy Williams, Bonnie Brous,


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