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Harmony blood drive collects 56 units


Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 21st succeeded in collecting 53 units of blood. There were 57 donors that presented and four first-time participants. Congratulations to these six donors who reached the following milestones:

Janet Ewalt - 4 gallons

Eli D. Hershberger - 2 gallons

Jane Montgomery - 3 gallons

Jerry Shuck - 3 gallons

Dennis M. Swartzentruber - 1 gallon

Ellen Whalen - 4 gallons

The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary, and many of the volunteers are Auxiliary members. However, numerous volunteers from the community also help make our blood drives successful. Thank you to everyone for your continued support in this worthwhile effort.

The next bloodmobile will be in Harmony on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call Marilyn Bratager at 507-937-3406 or schedule one online by going to http://www.redcrossblood.org/.

Seasonal influenza vaccination clinics scheduled

Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently encourages everyone over the age of six months to get vaccinated for seasonal influenza as soon as vaccine becomes available in your community. For families with children under the age of ..... 
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Public health leaders receive 2010 Community Health Service Awards

Mon, Oct 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Awards were presented to:

Project Harmony, Meeker, McLeod, and Sibley Counties; Steve Simenson, Anoka County; Blue Earth County H1N1 Vaccination Team; Kari Guida, Minnesota Department of Health; David Benson, Nobles County; Marina McManus, An ..... 
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Senator Al Franken Addressing World Alzheimer's Day in Minnesota

Thu, Sep 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Minneapolis, MN - The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota commends Senator Al Franken for his support of World Alzheimer's Day, September 21, 2010. Senator Franken declared Alzheimer's Awareness day. For the more than 5 million people nati ..... 
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Fillmore County TZD to offer child passenger safety clinic

Fri, Sep 17th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Preston - Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week is September 19-25, and Fillmore County Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Coalition is emphasizing the importance of proper child safety restraint use and the state's new booster seat law to keep children safe whil ..... 
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Minnesota Departments of Health and Education collaborate to reach out to pregnant women and new mothers

Wed, Sep 15th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Across the country, pregnant women and new moms are signing up for free text messages from text4baby - a new free mobile information service providing timely health information to pregnant women and new moms from pregnancy through a baby's first year ..... 
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Health Department confirms cause of death in seven-year-old child

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



The Minnesota Department of Health today confirmed the cause of death of a seven-year-old child as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a very rare form of meningitis caused by an amoeba associated with warm freshwater.

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Affordable Care Act Offers Prescription Drug Cost Relief to 11,169 Medicare Beneficiaries in Minnesota

Wed, Aug 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the third round of one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks have been mailed to eligible Medicare beneficiaries whose drug costs are so high they have ..... 
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New law protecting youth from tobacco products takes effect August 1

Wed, Jul 28th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



A new state law protecting Minnesota youth from the harmful effects of tobacco products takes effect Aug. 1. The Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act was passed by the 2010 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Pawlenty.

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