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Gundersen Health System offers tips for a healthy and safe Halloween


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

Halloween is an exciting holiday for children, but since it’s high season for candy, it can also be an frustrating time for parents who encourage kids to eat healthy foods and make sweets a limited part of a balanced and nutritious diet.

Valerie Pampuch, RD, registered dietitian at Gundersen Health System, offers the following suggestions to make your family’s Halloween a healthier experience:

•Never allow your child to eat homemade treats unless you know and trust the person that made them.

•Be cautious of allergens; peanuts are in a lot of treats!

•Account for the extra sugar your child will be consuming and limit other sources of sugars like juices... Too much sugar can lead to stomach aches and parental headaches.

•Practice moderation. Have your child pick a select amount of their favorite candies, and let this be the limit for the night.

•Chose a healthier treat option or give a toy instead.

•Don’t let the candy linger in your house for too long. Give it or throw it away!

Halloween can also be a dangerous time if trick-or-treaters, parents and those handing out treats aren’t careful. “We all need to pay special attention to what is going on around us and make sure safety is at the front of our minds,” comments Valerie.

She has the following safety suggestions for parents and children:

•Plan costumes that are bright, reflective and non-flammable. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.

•Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider using non-toxic makeup and decorative hats that fit properly.

•Obtain glow sticks or flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and escorts.

•Always trick-or-treat with an adult until at least age 10.

•Never trick-or-treat alone. If an older child is going without a parent, make sure they have at least one friend with them. Help them plan and review a route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.

•Teach children how to call 9-1-1 if they have an emergency or get lost.

•Only go to homes that have a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.

•Only cross the street as a group in an established crosswalk. Never cross between parked cars or o .....
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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 ..... 
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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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