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Harmony Bloodmobile collects 66 units


Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 27, 2011, succeeded in collecting 66 units of blood. There were 61 donors that presented with two first-time participants. Congratulations to these four donors who reached the following milestones:

•Richard Berg - 9 gallons

•Marie Dambach - 18 gallons

•Harvey J. Hershberger - 1 gallon

•Ralph Schansberg - 9 gallons

The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary, and many of the volunteers are Auxiliary members. However, numerous volunteers from the community also help make our blood drives successful. Thank you to everyone for your continued support in this worthwhile effort.

The next bloodmobile will be in Harmony on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call Marilyn Bratager at 507-937-3406 or schedule one online by going to http://www.redcross.org/.

Drive-Thru Vaccination Exercise

Fri, Sep 16th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

You are invited to view Fillmore County Public Health's Drive-Thru Vaccination Exercise, which will take place on Monday, September 19, 2011, from 5:15 to 6:45 PM, rain or shine, at 902 Houston Street North, Preston, MN.

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Don't let the flu bother you!

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The best ways to prevent flu are to wash your hands often and get an influenza vaccination. Flu vaccinations are recommended every year regardless of the flu strains placed in the vaccine. Getting a vaccination each year refreshes your body's abilit ..... 
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Medicare steps up enforcement of equal visitation and representation rights in hospitals

Wed, Sep 7th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Rules finalized last year empower patients to designate their own visitors, including same-sex partners.

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new guidance to support enforcement of rules that protect hospital pati ..... 
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Health officials investigate two cases of measles in Dakota County infants

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



Importance of vaccination for those traveling to other countries stressed

The Minnesota Department of Health is working closely with Dakota County Public Health and area health care providers in investigating two cases of measles in yo ..... 
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Case of inhalational anthrax

Tue, Aug 9th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health officials investigate case of inhalational anthrax from suspected natural environmental exposure

Officials say case does not represent increased risk to general public

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Project Fit Families hosts first event in Harmony

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Last August, Melinda Lutes of Harmony started a non-profit organization called Project Fit Families. Since then, they have been working to get families in the area spending more time together, eating better, and keeping physically active.

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$10 Million in Affordable Care Act funds to help create workplace health programs

Thu, Jun 23rd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the availability of $10 million to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health promotion programs across the nation to improve the health of American workers and their ..... 
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