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National Infant Immunization Week April 18-25


Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

“National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) provides an opportunity to celebrate the success of immunizations in preventing deadly diseases,” said Lantha Stevens, Fillmore County Public Health Director, “Maintaining high vaccination rates by vaccinating on time every time is the key to keeping dangerous diseases away from our communities.”

If you are wondering what immunizations are needed based upon your child’s age the Minnesota Department of Health has immunization schedules available online at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/schedules.html Check your child’s immunization records and make sure they are up-to-date with their shots. For copies of your child’s immunization records, contact Fillmore County Public Health at (507) 765-3898.

If you’re concerned about the cost of shots, the Minnesota Vaccines for Children program can help. Children who are uninsured, Medicaid-eligible, Native American or Alaskan native, or have insurance that does not cover the cost of the vaccine can get free or low-cost immunizations through the Minnesota Vaccines for Children program. In Fillmore County all clinics and public health make these low-cost immunizations available. To schedule an appointment for your infant or child to receive free or low-cost immunizations through this program, contact Fillmore County Public Health at (507) 765-3898.

For more information about National Infant Immunization Week or childhood vaccinations visit www.health.state.mn.us/immunize.

Harmony bloodmobile collects 42 units

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on March 31, 2015, succeeded in collecting 42 units of blood. There were 42 donors that presented and one first-time participant. Congratulations to these seven donors who reached the following milestones: •Maril ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on March 31

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 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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Feel good about giving back by donating blood, Red Cross says need for blood is constant

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Looking for a way to give back to the community by don’t have a lot of time to volunteer? The American Red Cross reminds people that in only about an hour, those eligible can help save lives by donating blood and feel instant gratification. “ ..... 
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Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need. Red Cross Month is dedicated to the ..... 
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March is Minnesota Food Share Month

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The effects of hunger for an individual or family can range from poor health and slowed recovery from injury or illness to poor performance at school or work. During 2014, Semcac Food Shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson assisted ove ..... 
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Local residents sled for ALS

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

When someone we know is diagnosed with a disease we want to do all that we can for them. In many cases when that loved one is lost to the disease the need to help others with their battle begins by raising funds to find a cure. Such is the case ..... 
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Minnesotans save more than $30M on health insurance premiums in 2014 Savings comes from Advanced Premium Tax Credits, only available through MNsure

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn.— MNsure announced Minnesotans enrolled in qualified health plans through the state marketplace saved $30,958,984.87 in health insurance premiums in 2014. The savings comes from federal Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC), available ..... 
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Gundersen Health Plan, Unity Health Plans Insurance Explore New Partnership Organizations sign letter of intent to consider combining businesses

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ONALASKA, WIS. - Gundersen Health Plan and Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation announce today the signing of a non-binding letter of intent to explore a new partnership that will benefit both organizations. Gundersen Health Plan, a subsidiary ..... 
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