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Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP), a sexual assault occurs every 83 minutes in Minnesota. The Cost of Sexual Violence Report released by the Minnesota Health Department in 2007 reported that 61,000 Minnesota children and adults were sexually assaulted in 2005, some of them more than once, for a total of 77,000 assaults. While these numbers are disturbing, keep in mind that Minnesota has a long history of offering top quality assistance to survivors of sexual violence. In fiscal year 2005, there were 55 programs in Minnesota providing services for victims of sexual assault, educating the community, and initiating prevention efforts throughout Minnesota. The Victim Services program for Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted Counties is one of these programs. The Fillmore County office is located in the courthouse in Preston, Minnesota, with a full-time advocate available. A 24-hour sexual assault crisis line is available to respond to those in crisis. That number is 1-877-289-0636. For more information about ways that you can help prevent sexual violence before it happens, please call the Rochester office at 507-328-7270 or the Preston office at 507-765-2805.

Importance of maintaining high child immunization rates is focus of National Infant Immunization Week April 24-May 1

Thu, Apr 22nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Infant and childhood immunizations are responsible for nearly eliminating many diseases that once killed thousands of children each year in the United States. While Minnesota's rate of childhood immunizations is relatively high, many children are und ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Each county in Minnesota has its own recycling guidelines. That is why your brother in Brown County or your aunt in Itasca County recycles somewhat differently than you do here in Fillmore County. That is not to say that one way is much better than ..... 
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Talking birds and bees with kids and teens

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Discussing sexual health with your children can be difficult or feel awkward, but it is a crucial part of parenthood and important to your child.  It is best for youth to learn about appropriate sexual behaviors from their parents, school, or o ..... 
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Minnesota STD cases decline in 2009

Tue, Apr 6th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The total number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Minnesota dropped slightly to 16,702 in 2009, a 5 percent drop from the previous year, state health officials reported today.

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Bloodmobile in Harmony on April 6

Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 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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Four new cases of asbestos-related cancer to be included in University of Minnesota's Taconite Workers Health Study

Tue, Mar 30th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

As part of its ongoing participation with a University of Minnesota study of respiratory health issues in Minnesota taconite workers, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified four additional cases of mesothelioma in a group of 69,000 p ..... 
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Private water well owners in flood prone areas urged to take precautions

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

State health officials are warning that contaminated private water wells pose a major public concern during the flooding now threatening various parts of Minnesota.

Although simply coming in contact with flood water shouldn't pose a signifi ..... 
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Controlling blood pressure prevents many health problems!

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the artery walls. It is often written or stated as two numbers. The first or top number represents the pressure when the heart contracts. This is called systolic pressure. The second or bottom number repr ..... 
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