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Free cholesterol and glucose screening offered at Breakfast with Santa


Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) was recently awarded a $27,000 grant from the UCare Fund. The goal of the grant is to reduce obesity-related diseases by targeting the risk factors of nutrition, physical activity, and access to preventative care.

One focus area of this project is to provide cholesterol and glucose screenings. High cholesterol levels are a risk factor for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. High glucose levels mean that a person is diabetic and that they may also be at risk for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, and kidney disease. By offering screenings for these two health concerns, FCPH hopes to assist citizens with maintaining their healthy lifestyle or helping them access proper health care for early treatment.

FCPH is partnering with the Harmony Lions to host a free cholesterol and glucose screening at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 8:00 to 10:30 AM.

To participate in the screening you must:

•Be 20 years of age or older

•Not currently receiving medical treatment for cholesterol or diabetes.

•Fast or not eat anything for nine to 12 hours prior to your screening. You may drink plain water.

Your five cholesterol measurements, glucose level, and any health recommendations will be made available to you right away. Your health information and results will be confidential. For more information, contact FCPH at 507-765-3898 and ask for Brenda.

Ban the Bug: Give the gift of protection from influenza for the holidays

Tue, Nov 22nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



Health officials say influenza vaccination needs repeating every year

It's not too early to give yourself and the people around you a gift for the upcoming holidays: protection from influenza. By getting vaccinated for influenza now, y ..... 
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Project Get Outdoors has new leadership and launches new website

Fri, Nov 18th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Project Get Outdoors is getting kids outdoors in southern Minnesota! Project GO clubs in several communities are making it possible for kids to experience nature by bringing together volunteers, local resources and green spaces so that kids can get ..... 
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American Cancer Society's Relay for Life kicks off by giving back!

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The American Cancer Society's Fillmore County Relay For Life will be putting on a Kick-Off Breakfast November 13 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Preston Servicemen's Club.

Tickets will be $7.00 with the exception of children under three, w ..... 
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Flu vaccine appointments available

Fri, Oct 28th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Influenza is a common disease that can be serious and even life threatening. Despite recent research study concerns about the effectiveness of influenza vaccine, it is still the most useful tool we have to protect people from becoming ill. Influenza ..... 
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AgStar Fund announces nearly $100,000 in grants to emergency services teams in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently announced $99,919 in grants through their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Grant Program. This program awards grants up to $2,500 towards funding ..... 
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Shoo away the flu!

Fri, Oct 7th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Influenza is a disease that causes fever, cough, sore throat, headache, tiredness, stuffed-up nose, and body aches. These symptoms can be severe and last for several days. People most at risk for becoming ill from flu are people over age 65, young c ..... 
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Mabel Blood Drive

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Mabel Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, October 13th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm at the Mabel American Legion (114 N. Main Street). For appointments or additional information, contact Bev at 493-5284. Sixteen-year-olds are eligible to donate w ..... 
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Harmony Bloodmobile collects 66 units

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 27, 2011, succeeded in collecting 66 units of blood. There were 61 donors that presented with two first-time participants. Congratulations to these four donors who reached the following milestones:

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