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Healthy you should avoid the flu!


Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months receive a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it becomes available. It is especially important for you to receive vaccination if you have asthma, diabetes, chronic lung disease, are pregnant, age 65 and older, or if you live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications if exposed to the flu.

New this year, Fillmore County Public Health will be offering both seasonal influenza injections and nasal mist to the public at clinics held the following dates, times, and locations.

•Monday, September 17 from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at the Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.

•Tuesday, September 18 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.

•Tuesday, September 18 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the American Legion Club, 114 North Main Street, Mabel, MN.

•Monday, September 24 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Community Center – Library Activity Room, 225 3rd Avenue SW, Harmony, MN.

•Thursday, September 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM at the Lanesboro Elementary School located at 100 Kirkwood East, Lanesboro, MN.

•Tuesday, October 2 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at the Thurber Building, 21 Second Street SE, Chatfield, MN.

•Thursday, October 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Community Center, 226 Gold Street North, Wykoff, MN

•The cost of the flu vaccination is $25.00 each. Adults with Medicare Part B and/or Medicare Advantage Plans and both adults and children with a Minnesota Health Care Plan can receive the flu vaccination free of charge if all health insurance cards are presented at the clinic.

To make your experience quicker, wear a short sleeve shirt and bring the age-appropriate completed vaccination form with you to a clinic. If you would like to complete your influenza vaccine paper work in advance go to http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/ and print the appropriate child or adult form. Bring the form along with all health insurance cards or other payment to the clinic with you. For more information about flu vaccinations, call Fillmore County Public Health at 507-765-3898 or visit http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/

FIRST CASES OF NEW INFLUENZA STRAIN REPORTED IN MINNESOTA

Tue, Aug 21st, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Minnesota has recorded its first confirmed case and a second probable case of a new influenza strain that people acquire through contact with pigs. The two cases were reported in a pre-school-age child and an older sibling from a family living in th ..... 
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Nutrition Standards for USDA School Nutrition Programs impacting menus this fall

Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Local schools, Fillmore Central, Mabel-Canton and Chatfield will be effected by the following school lunch changes. School meals across the country will take a more healthy approach this fall when new USDA requirements take effect. The National Sc ..... 
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Free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screening offered in Mabel

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

FCPH is partnering with Green Lea Manor and the UCare Fund to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening at the Nursing Home Health Fair scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 7:00 to 10:00 AM. Green Lea Manor is located a ..... 
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Raw Treats

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

I have a serious weakness for cookies, as I have probably mentioned before. I have found so many delicious recipes the past few years that I love to make and share with other people. But I really do not want to turn my oven on in this weather. And ..... 
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Carver creates art from nature

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

By: Wendy Wilson Wood chips scatter across the table like droplets of water skipping from a fountain, spilling onto the floor. Tom Severson looks at a piece of wood, envisioning it in another form. Severson, 56, an IBM retiree living in Rochester, ..... 
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An active senior, an active citizen

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Muriel Hanson of Preston, Minn. is a woman on the go. She is involved in many activities, both socially and through volunteering. When asked her age, Muriel said she is 79, and then added, “Can I be that old?!” Looking at her schedule, you would ..... 
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Health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to prevent illness from swimming this summer

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

odies can make people sick; action steps can prevent illness As temperatures rise and Minnesotans flock to swim at their favorite beaches and pools, state health officials are reminding residents of steps they can take to help prevent recreational ..... 
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Harmony blood drive collects 50 units

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 2, 2012, succeeded in collecting 50 units of blood. There were 53 donors that presented and six first-time participants. Congratulations to these two donors who reached the following milestones: Marilyn D ..... 
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