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Red Cross invites eligible donors to give blood in honor of military members, veterans


Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Veterans Day is November 11, and the American Red Cross invites eligible donors to schedule an appointment to give blood in November in honor of those who have served the country in the U.S. armed forces.

Blood donated through the Red Cross is distributed to about 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country for patients in need, including patients at many U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. All blood types are currently needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative.

Another way to support veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world is by sending a holiday card through the annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Between now and early December, the Red Cross will collect the cards and distribute them. Learn more at redcross.org.

Blood transfusions help save lives every day. Appointments to roll up a sleeve and donate can be made today by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

•November 12 from 1-6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 105 N. Mill St. in Rushford, Minn.

Senior nutrition programs celebrate 40 years!

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Across Minnesota, Senior Nutrition Programs - often referred to as “Senior Dining” and “Meals on Wheels” - are celebrating their 40th year of service in the state. In July of 1973, the Governor’s Citizen’s Action Council on Aging award ..... 
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American Red Cross invites Americans to give something this holiday season

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Red Cross kicks off its annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program on Monday and invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country, vets and their families by sending holiday card ..... 
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Root River Trail user alert

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Beginning Oct. 17 and ending in mid-December bridge repair will be taking place on two trail bridges between Lanesboro and Fountain. For the most part the work will be taking place underneath the deck so interruptions for trail users will be few. Wa ..... 
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A cancer story: Striving for normalcy

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

To Karla Strom, “A normal day is a good day.” These normal days are now appreciated much more since a discovery of breast cancer from a routine mammogram around February 28, 2013. Strom had no real symptoms and did not suspect that she would be ..... 
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Red Cross recomends increased iron intake prior to blood donation

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Many people can donate blood, but even healthy donors are sometimes temporarily deferred due to low hemoglobin levels. The American Red Cross recommends eligible blood donors eat a well-balanced diet with extra iron-rich foods pr ..... 
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Key dates for new MNsure health insurance options

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

As of October 1, Minnesotans have a new resource to find health insurance coverage that fits their needs and budget. MNsure is a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can find, compare, choose and get quality health care cove ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 36 units

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 24, 2013, succeeded in collecting 36 units of blood. This number was achieved by several donors giving two units, as there were only 35 donors who presented, and several deferrals. Congratulations to thes ..... 
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WMC offers siblings class to new families

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

A new baby in the house can be difficult for older brothers and sisters. To help families prepare for the addition of a new member, Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a Siblings Class, led by the WMC OB Nurse Coordinator, Carol Voss, RN, BSN, and ..... 
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