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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply


Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.

Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.

Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1 800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunity: July 14, 2015, Harmony: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Community Center, 225 Third Ave. SW, Harmony, Minn.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group series offered in Harmony

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Beginning on Monday July 13, the ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Committee will be hosting a free eight week caregiver support series presented by the talented staff at Heartland Hospice. This free series, “Journey of the Heart”, will be held at ..... 
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Gundersen Medical Foundation receives grant to provide local breast cancer screening and education

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Susan G. Komen Minnesota has awarded a $32,196 grant to Gundersen Medical Foundation to provide breast cancer screening and education in rural Fillmore and Houston counties for the third consecutive year. The program will provide 50 women who are un ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on July 14

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typica ..... 
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Community of Harmony receives grant to get Dementia-friendly action plan underway

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony is in the final phase of a readiness process to create a more dementia-friendly community and has received a grant through ACT on Alzheimer’s to help implement priorities specific to Harmony, Minn. Harmony is one of ..... 
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Cooking Safely for a Crowd to be held in Mabel

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

We need to change the ways we handle food. Today, our food comes from all over the world. New, stronger bacteria and viruses are finding their way into our food. Also, food handling for large events is very different than home cooking. It is importa ..... 
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Chatfield to host Relay for Life

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

For the first time on Friday, July 10, Chatfield will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life at the Chatfield City Park on Main and 4th Street. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society, and this year marks the ..... 
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May is mental health month. Let’s make sure all kids have the mental health care they need.

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

By Lucinda Jesson Minn. Department of Human Services Commissioner We all want kids to grow up healthy and strong. From scrapes and bruises to ear infections and strep throat, we want to make sure that when the need arises, our children receive th ..... 
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Valley ramps up for 2nd Annual Rover Run

By Kirsten Zoellner

Thu, May 7th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In 2014, Farmers Co-op Elevator in Rushford saw an opportunity to bring together the company’s products, its growing Town & Country Store, and community-minded efforts with a push towards healthy living for both area residents and their canine com ..... 
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