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Get ready for the Relay for Life kick-off!


Sat, Feb 12th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Relay for Life would like to invite you to two very important events coming up! Help us kick off this year's Relay for Life!

Sunday, February 20th-Kick off Breakfast 

•When? 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

•Where? Preston Servicemen's Club-Preston, MN

•What? Come get some yummy breakfast! We will have a variety or egg bakes, scrambled eggs, ham, cinnamon and caramel rolls, donuts and beverages.

•All funds go towards this years Relay for Life Event in Fillmore County!

•Kids under three eat free and the cost is $6 a person.

•We will be also be selling tickets for a beautiful quilt that will be given away the night of Relay for Life.

•Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about Relay for Life and help you sign up for a team or start your own!

Tuesday, February 22nd-Relay for Life Kick Off Event

•When? 7:00 p.m. start time

•Where? St. Columban's Catholic Church Basement

•What? This is an event for people who may be interested in being on a team, already have a team, or are looking to start a team. Paul Branstad from the American Cancer Society will be presenting about fundraising for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. You can also pick up your team leader and team member packets here for fundraising and win some fun prizes!

•Refreshments will be served.

•Gabby Gatzke will be available to answer any technical questions regarding the Relay for Life website as well.

•EVERYONE is welcome! If you don't have a team to be on, we will help you find one!

For more information on Relay for Life please visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/fillmoremn or email us at fillmorecountyrelay@gmail.com

Harmony blood drive collects 51 units

Sun, Jan 2nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 14th succeeded in collecting 51 units of blood. There were 65 donors that presented with seven first-time participants. Congratulations to these three donors who reached the following milestones:

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Bloodmobile in Harmony on December 14

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver's license.

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Ban the bug clinic scheduled

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

In an effort to encourage Minnesotans to get vaccinated against influenza, Fillmore County Public Health will be holding flu clinics as part of the statewide Ban the Bug Campaign (December 5-11, 2010). Ban the Bug Influenza Vaccination Clinics will ..... 
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HHS Officials to Unveil Update to HealthCare.gov Insurance Finder

Mon, Nov 15th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, November 15 2010

Contact: HHS Press Office

(202) 690-6343

Doubles Number of Plans Available for Comparison in Consumer Tool

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HHS Officials to Discuss New Choices in the Affordable Care Act's Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan in 2011

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

WASHINGTON - On Friday, November 5, at 12:30 p.m. officials from HHS' Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight will hold a press conference call to discuss new choices that will be available in federally-administered Pre-existing Condit ..... 
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Influenza vaccination clinics for local communities

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health will be offering seasonal influenza vaccinations for people over the age of six months at four remaining community clinics. These clinics will be held at the following locations:

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Minnesota health officials identify more illnesses linked to raw milk

Thu, Oct 28th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



Minnesota state health officials reported today that routine disease surveillance has detected additional illnesses linked to consumption of raw dairy products from the Hartmann dairy farm in Sibley County.

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A healthy addiction

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Towering at six-foot-five-inches tall, Isaac Sveen, a 17-year-old in his junior year at Fillmore Central High School weighed in at 210 pounds and six-percent body fat for his first bodybuilding competition on October 2, 2010, in Menomonie, Wis..
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