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Rock Stars of Science to Present at Annual Alzheimer's Association and Mayo Dementia Conference


Wed, Feb 10th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Minneapolis, MN - Two of the country's most renowned medical researchers, Dr. Steven DeKosky and Dr. Ronald Petersen, will be presenting the keynote address at the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota and Mayo Clinic's annual A Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2010. Recently featured in GQ Magazine's Rock Stars of Science campaign, DeKosky and Petersen will discuss what impact recent research breakthroughs will have on Alzheimer's, as well as the future of the disease.



Sponsored by Geoffrey Beene Gives Back ®, the Rock Stars of Science campaign was launched to honor doctors and researchers whose work focuses on finding a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Working in collaboration with several nationally known scientists, a star-powered line up that includes rock stars such as Sheryl Crow, Seal and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, is using their voices to promote science as a career choice and generate awareness about the continued need for research funding.



"The Rock Stars of Science campaign has brought much needed attention to several diseases," said Dr. Petersen. "It is exciting to be a part of this national movement that brings attention to the importance of Alzheimer's research."



Facilitated by Emmy-award winning reporter Meryl Comer, Dr. DeKosky, vice president and dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will discuss the work that he and his team did in isolating Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB), and the significance of this discovery, while Dr. Petersen, director of Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, will share the findings of a recent study he conducted in Minnesota that will help medical professionals to better understand aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease.



A Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference will feature over 70 exhibitors and displays, including the University of Minnesota Brain Exhibit. A variety of workshops that focus on strategies for family caregiving, legal and financial planning, brain fitness and cutting-edge research will be available throughout the day.



"The conference provides a unique opportunity for those with early stages of Alzheimer's and MCI, and those who care for them, to come together for a day of education, sharing and support," said Mary Birchard, executive director of the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota. "We are thrilled .....
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Ban the bug with H1N1 and seasonal flu immunizations

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

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) will be offering joint H1N1 and seasonal influenza immunization clinics in an effort to ban the flu bug. It is not too late to receive either H1N1 or seasonal influenza immunizations because flu season often runs ..... 
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Soy Potentially Healthy for Cancer Survivors

Tue, Jan 12th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

ST. LOUIS (January 12, 2010) - As research continues to demonstrate the human health value of eating soyfoods, a recently published study shows that soyfoods are not only safe but also beneficial for breast cancer survivors. In the past, some doctors ..... 
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First Student Provides School Bus Winter Weather Safety Information

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

CINCINNATI -First Student, Inc., North America's largest provider of school bus transportation, reminds parents, student passengers and motorists of important winter weather safety information. Snow and ice can make road conditions hazardous. Parents ..... 
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Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations

Thu, Jan 7th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Now is a good time to get vaccinated for influenza, whether for 2009 novel H1N1 or seasonal influenza, say state health officials.

In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for ..... 
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January is National Radon Action Month

Wed, Jan 6th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

(Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 6, 2010) - EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. The aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public's awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-r ..... 
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"Toddleriffic" 2010 Resolution:

Tue, Jan 5th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



With any new year comes the perfect opportunity to change old habits and introduce healthier lifestyle choices. In the past, your New Year's resolutions probably had something to do with just yourself, but as a parent, there's one other perso ..... 
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Tis (still) the Season for carbon monoxide risks

Tue, Dec 29th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Wintertime weather can bring about more than just snow emergencies in Minnesota. Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings also peak during winter months, according to a new report on CO exposures released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) ..... 
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Fillmore County reschedules seasonal flu vaccination clinics

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) will be offering a seasonal influenza immunization clinic on December 30, 2009, from 10 AM to 1 PM at Hillside Apartments located at 409 South Hudson in Spring Valley. This seasonal flu vaccination clinic is open ..... 
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