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Domestic violence: not just bruises and cuts


Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

You met him at a local coffee shop, talked for a while, and then went out with him that weekend.

He did question your choice in outfit, but otherwise the first date was great.

The second date, third date, and so on were wonderful.

He tells you, you are wrong and stupid.

He swept you off your feet.

He is always there, you go no where alone.

Six weeks later when he asked you to marry him, you said yes.

He wanted the wedding right away, so you got married right away. He is always in control.

He is truly wonderful, your family and friends like him, and your girlfriends are envious that you found someone so great.

He doesn't really want you to see your family or friends anymore. You feel so isolated.

How can it get any better?

How can it get any worse?

Domestic violence is not just physical or sexual abuse, the abuse can manifest in many forms. Some forms of abuse include: isolation, intimidation, threats to children and pets, and much more. There are many faces of domestic violence. It is not just a crime of the poor; Domestic violence can happen in all cultures, all races, all economic backgrounds, and all types of couples.

•Irma is a senior citizen who has lived with an abusive husband for over 40 years. Fillmore Family Resources helped her to leave and live on her own for the first time in her life. She says that the stress she used to feel has diminished and her self confidence grows every day.

•Tina said, "I had nowhere to go, no money. I was afraid I'd have to go back and maybe this time he'd kill me." FFR encouraged Tina to join a support group and helped her relocate to a place of her own so that she wouldn't have to go back.

•Bill left his abusive girlfriend ,but her constant calling and texting frightened him. He was afraid that she would bully him into returning. FFR supported Bill in his desire to have no contact with her. FFR also assisted him in obtaining the car repairs he needed so that he could continue to work, thereby meeting his financial needs. With that help, Bill was given the extra support he needed to remain on his own and feel safe.

•Joy wanted to attend a court hearing four hours away. She believed her testimony was critical to protecting her two young step-children. FFR helped her to get there and supported her in court.

•Todd's three children were exposed to meth d .....
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Lanesboro Farmer's Market: now high in fiber

Fri, Oct 15th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Lanesboro Farmer's Market provides fresh local produce, homemade jams and jellies, honey and soap, herbs and plants, and yummy baked goods. Now it's also high in fiber. This year a new vendor joined the market, adding wool and mohair to the mix. ..... 
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HHS official to discuss efforts to improve access to coverage for children with pre-existing conditions

Wed, Oct 13th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



The Director of HHS' Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Jay Angoff, will hold a press conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 to discuss efforts by HHS and states to improve access to health coverag ..... 
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Harmony blood drive collects 56 units

Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 21st succeeded in collecting 53 units of blood. There were 57 donors that presented and four first-time participants. Congratulations to these six donors who reached the following milestones:

Janet ..... 
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Seasonal influenza vaccination clinics scheduled

Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently encourages everyone over the age of six months to get vaccinated for seasonal influenza as soon as vaccine becomes available in your community. For families with children under the age of ..... 
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Public health leaders receive 2010 Community Health Service Awards

Mon, Oct 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Awards were presented to:

Project Harmony, Meeker, McLeod, and Sibley Counties; Steve Simenson, Anoka County; Blue Earth County H1N1 Vaccination Team; Kari Guida, Minnesota Department of Health; David Benson, Nobles County; Marina McManus, An ..... 
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Senator Al Franken Addressing World Alzheimer's Day in Minnesota

Thu, Sep 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Minneapolis, MN - The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota commends Senator Al Franken for his support of World Alzheimer's Day, September 21, 2010. Senator Franken declared Alzheimer's Awareness day. For the more than 5 million people nati ..... 
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Fillmore County TZD to offer child passenger safety clinic

Fri, Sep 17th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Preston - Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week is September 19-25, and Fillmore County Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Coalition is emphasizing the importance of proper child safety restraint use and the state's new booster seat law to keep children safe whil ..... 
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Minnesota Departments of Health and Education collaborate to reach out to pregnant women and new mothers

Wed, Sep 15th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Across the country, pregnant women and new moms are signing up for free text messages from text4baby - a new free mobile information service providing timely health information to pregnant women and new moms from pregnancy through a baby's first year ..... 
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