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Help meet local flu reduction goals - get a flu vaccination!


Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months obtain a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it offered. This is especially true for people with health conditions or their care givers.

According to Lantha Stevens, Public Health Director of Nursing, “Fillmore County Public Health’s goal is to vaccinate at least 700 community members as quickly as possible before flu season sets in in order to reduce illness.” To meet this goal, public health is offering both seasonal influenza injections and nasal mist at six public clinics held the following dates, times, and locations.

•Thursday, September 26 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Elementary School – Media Center located at 100 Kirkwood East, Lanesboro, Minn.

•Wednesday, October 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Harmony Community Center – Room 1, 225 3rd Avenue SW, Harmony, Minn.

•Thursday, October 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 299, 114 North Main, Mabel, Minn.

•Monday, October 7 from 12 to 7 p.m. at the Fillmore County Office Building –Room 108, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, Minn.

•Tuesday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fillmore County Office Building - Room 108, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, Minn.

•Thursday, October 10 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m at the Wykoff Community Center, 226 Gold Street North, Wykoff, Minn.

The cost of the flu vaccination is $25 each. Adults with Medicare Part B and/or Medicare Advantage Plans and both adults and children with a Minnesota Health Care Plan can receive the flu vaccination free of charge if all health insurance cards are presented at the clinic.

To better and more quickly serve you, wear a short sleeve shirt and bring the age-appropriate completed vaccination form with you to a clinic. If you would like to complete your influenza vaccine paper work in advance, go to Public Health Forms online at http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/community-services/public-health/175-public-health-forms and select the appropriate child or adult form immunization form. Bring the form along with all health insurance cards or other payment with you. For more information about flu vaccinations, call Fillmore County Public Health at 507-765-3898 or visit [Read the Rest]

One-of-a-kind Minnesota nursing home payment program promotes overall quality

Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

A one-of-a-kind Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) program that provides nursing homes additional payment for quality improvement projects shows promise for encouraging overall nursing home quality improvement, according to a study publishe ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on September 24

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. T ..... 
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MNsure Offers Low Rates and Help Paying for Health Insurance

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn.—MNsure announced today that consumers can expect competitive rates and an array of quality coverage options through MNsure, Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace. Premiums for plans on MNsure are some of the lowest in the c ..... 
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Suicide Prevention Day: Time to remember there is help for those who need it

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

As World Suicide Prevention Day is observed this Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Minnesota Department of Human Services reminds Minnesotans of resources available to people in despair and their friends and family members. “Every life lost to suicide is a ..... 
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Additional services and more healthcare providers at Rushford Clinic

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Winona Health has added services at their Rushford Clinic and welcomed several new healthcare providers. “Healthcare organizations everywhere are finding it challenging to recruit healthcare providers for smaller, rural communities,” said Mart ..... 
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Report Shows Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center Excels in Treatment for Depression

Mon, Aug 26th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

An independent researcher recently reported that Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center significantly exceeded state averages in the treatment of depression. The report was released by Minnesota HealthScores, an independent, non-profit organization dedic ..... 
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Department of Human Services expands role of MNsure In-Person Assisters

Mon, Aug 19th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Today the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced that in-person assistance will be available to help MinnesotaCare enrollees get low-cost or free health care coverage through MNsure's In-Person Assister program. In-Person Assisters are comm ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In the August 5 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, the Red Cross reported that the Spring Valley, Minn. Blood Drive would take place on August 22 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. It will actually take place at the Spring Valley C ..... 
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