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Healthy you should avoid the flu!


Fri, Sep 21st, 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 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/

Both injectable and nasal mist (nasal is only available to ages 2 - 49 years) forms of vaccination will be available. The cost of the flu vaccination is $25.00 or free if a Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage Plan, or Minnesota Health Care Plan insurance card is provided.

Give blood during National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Help the American Red Cross meet the needs of patients by donating blood during September – National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle cell anemia is a disease which affects 70, 000 people in the United States, most of them of African descent, b ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony September 25

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Ty ..... 
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Out of the Darkness Walk- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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

Rochester, MN – In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 15 minutes, claiming more than 36,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide ..... 
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What to look for in an elder care facility

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

As men and women enter their golden years, many decide they can no longer maintain their homes and choose to downgrade to something smaller, be it an apartment or a condominium. For millions of others, health plays a significant role when deciding w ..... 
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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, ..... 
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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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