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Drive-Thru Vaccination Exercise


Fri, Sep 16th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

You are invited to view Fillmore County Public Health's Drive-Thru Vaccination Exercise, which will take place on Monday, September 19, 2011, from 5:15 to 6:45 PM, rain or shine, at 902 Houston Street North, Preston, MN.

September is Preparedness Month. The health of Fillmore County citizens is important to local public health. In order to practice different ways to quickly and safely provide treatment to county residents during a public health emergency we are testing a drive-thru model with a pre-selected population. This is the first full-scale exercise of this type to be conducted in MN in which vaccinations will actually be given to people.

Any questions, contact :

Brenda Leigh Pohlman, BS, MPH

Health Educator

Fillmore County Public Health

902 Houston Street NW, Suite 2

Preston, MN 55965

507-765-2636

Fax: 507-765-2139

Don't let the flu bother you!

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The best ways to prevent flu are to wash your hands often and get an influenza vaccination. Flu vaccinations are recommended every year regardless of the flu strains placed in the vaccine. Getting a vaccination each year refreshes your body's abilit ..... 
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Medicare steps up enforcement of equal visitation and representation rights in hospitals

Wed, Sep 7th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Rules finalized last year empower patients to designate their own visitors, including same-sex partners.

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new guidance to support enforcement of rules that protect hospital pati ..... 
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Health officials investigate two cases of measles in Dakota County infants

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



Importance of vaccination for those traveling to other countries stressed

The Minnesota Department of Health is working closely with Dakota County Public Health and area health care providers in investigating two cases of measles in yo ..... 
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Case of inhalational anthrax

Tue, Aug 9th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health officials investigate case of inhalational anthrax from suspected natural environmental exposure

Officials say case does not represent increased risk to general public

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is working with the ..... 
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Project Fit Families hosts first event in Harmony

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Last August, Melinda Lutes of Harmony started a non-profit organization called Project Fit Families. Since then, they have been working to get families in the area spending more time together, eating better, and keeping physically active.

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$10 Million in Affordable Care Act funds to help create workplace health programs

Thu, Jun 23rd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the availability of $10 million to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health promotion programs across the nation to improve the health of American workers and their ..... 
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HHS to Reduce Premiums, Make it Easier for Minnesota Residents with Pre-Existing Conditions to Get Health Insurance

Wed, Jun 1st, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced new steps to reduce premiums and make it easier for Americans to enroll in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) in Minnesota. PCIP is a new program created by ..... 
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