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Be inspired. Get connected. Walk MS.


Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

By Marilyn Schreier

MS walk will be held in Rochester at Soldiers Field Memorial on May 4, registration is from 10-11 a.m., participants have the opportunity to walk one or five miles route. Come and support family and friends who have this disease.

I was diagnosed with MS almost two years ago, but my symptoms started six years prior to this. They thought it was Optic Neuritis that had affected the vision in my right eye and without running tests they sent me home with a medication of Prednisone. When the symptoms returned and the vision was lost in my left eye, they were able to confirm the diagnosis. I had MS. Most days are good but there are days that I have had to learn to slow down my pace and ask for help from friends or family. I am still able to enjoy life to the fullest and stay involved, just not to the degree I was use to in the past. There is nothing written that this is a hereditary disease, I feel it could be as my sister was diagnosed five years ago.

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and the body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA approved therapy can make a difference for many people with MS. MS affects 2.3 million people worldwide. The National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter represents more than 17,000 people with MS in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and several counties in western Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Join the movement on May 4 and come and support your family and friends who are living with this disease.

Celebrate World Red Corss Day by donating blood

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL. Minn. — World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. The American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to support these h ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile exceeds goal by nine

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 1, 2014, succeeded in collecting 47 units of blood, exceeding its goal by nine. There were 48 presenting donors and one first-time participant. Congratulations to these donors who reached the following milest ..... 
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Teal ribbons

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In 2001, April was first observed nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the color teal was chosen as the official color in representing sexual violence awareness and prevention. In communities all over the United States, advocacy pr ..... 
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169,000 Minnesotans enroll in quality affordable health coverage during 2014 open enrollment

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure successfully enrolled 169,251 Minnesotans into comprehensive, affordable health insurance plans as of midnight on March 31, bringing the 2014 open enrollment period to a close, MNsure announced today. “More than 169,00 ..... 
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City of Rushford Village - Mayoral Proclamation In Observance of National Donate Life Month

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

Whereas April is considered National Donate Life Month; and Whereas Organ, eye and tissue donation is a gift which extends hope and healing to those in need; and Whereas Nearly 115,000 Americans and approximately 3,000 people in Minnesota are waiti ..... 
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Minnesotans who attempt to enroll via MNsure by March 31 eligible for extension

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. – MNsure announced new procedures that will help people get coverage and avoid a federal tax penalty even if their enrollment isn’t complete when the deadline expires on March 31. “It’s just like waiting in line to vote af ..... 
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Preparation is key to successful blood donation

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Mabel American Legion, Mabel on Monday, March 31 from 2-7 p.m. – Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few ..... 
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Reminder: Health coverage required by March 31 to avoid penalty

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The final deadline to enroll in health insurance inside or outside of MNsure is March 31 for coverage that begins May 1, 2014, and missing that deadline could mean paying a penalty. The penalty for 2014 is 1 percent of total hous ..... 
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