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Mabel Lions free pancake breakfast and health screening


Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

The Mabel Lions will be hosting a free pancake breakfast Saturday, March 9 from 7:00 to 10:15 AM at the Mabel American Legion. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice, coffee, and milk.

FCPH and area health care professionals are partnering with the Lions to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening during the breakfast.

To participate in the screening you must:

•Be 18 years of age or older.

•Not currently receiving medical treatment for cholesterol or diabetes.

•Fast or not eat anything for at least eight hours prior to your screening. You may drink plain water, tea or coffee.

Your five cholesterol measurements, glucose level, blood pressure reading, and any health recommendations will be made available to you right away. Your health information and results will be confidential. For more information, contact FCPH at 507-765-3898 and ask for Brenda.

Winona Health lifts visitor limitations

Wed, Feb 20th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Winona Health’s visitor limitations have been lifted. The limitations, which were put in place to minimize patients’ and residents’ potential exposure to the influenza virus, went into effect at the hospital and Lake Winona, Adith Miller and R ..... 
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Controlling blood pressure prevents many health problems!

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Brenda Leigh Pohlman, MPH Blood pressure is the force of blood against the artery walls. It is often written or stated as two numbers. The first or top number represents the pressure when the heart contracts. This is called systolic pressure. The s ..... 
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Earth Dance Farms

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Just under six miles north of Spring Valley, among the patchwork fields of our county, sits a small family farm rich in color, vision, and consequently, flavor. Founded in 2005, by Norm Gross and Laurie Nelsen, Earth Dance Farms is a sustainable CSA ..... 
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The Biggest Loser challenge has begun

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Coffee Street Fitness & Dance of Lanesboro, Minn. has begun its Biggest Loser Challenge as of Monday, January 7, 2013, and will continue until June 2013. The program was initiated by Melinda Coscarelli Lutes, owner of Coffee Street Fitness & Dance o ..... 
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Taking back her life

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

Brandy Allen found out she had Crohn’s Disease in 2008, but she had been suffering long before then. She had been experiencing crippling stomach pains and had been in and out of emergency rooms and hospitals. “It felt like somebody was stabbi ..... 
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Eat for Equity feast coming to Lanesboro

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

By Lori Slindee Eat for Equity, Lanesboro Local, and the Lanesboro Arts Center are coming together for a delightful evening of food and celebration. Eat for Equity is returning on Saturday, February 16 to put on a delicious dinner, locally grown an ..... 
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Radioactive gas is persistent health risk in Minnesota

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Every hour, one person in the US dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable. Fillmore County Public Health a ..... 
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Gundersen Lutheran sets up flu information line

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Given the increase in the number of people affected with the flu, Gundersen Lutheran has a set up a special hotline for information on the flu. The number for the Influenza Information Line is (608) 775-0364 or toll-free at (800) 362-9567, ext. 50 ..... 
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