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Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month


Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Spring Valley

March 5, 2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Center, 200 S. Broadway.

March is Minnesota Food Share Month

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The effects of hunger for an individual or family can range from poor health and slowed recovery from injury or illness to poor performance at school or work. During 2014, Semcac Food Shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson assisted ove ..... 
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Local residents sled for ALS

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

When someone we know is diagnosed with a disease we want to do all that we can for them. In many cases when that loved one is lost to the disease the need to help others with their battle begins by raising funds to find a cure. Such is the case ..... 
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Minnesotans save more than $30M on health insurance premiums in 2014 Savings comes from Advanced Premium Tax Credits, only available through MNsure

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn.— MNsure announced Minnesotans enrolled in qualified health plans through the state marketplace saved $30,958,984.87 in health insurance premiums in 2014. The savings comes from federal Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC), available ..... 
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Gundersen Health Plan, Unity Health Plans Insurance Explore New Partnership Organizations sign letter of intent to consider combining businesses

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ONALASKA, WIS. - Gundersen Health Plan and Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation announce today the signing of a non-binding letter of intent to explore a new partnership that will benefit both organizations. Gundersen Health Plan, a subsidiary ..... 
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National 2-1-1 Day is Feb. 11 Great Rivers 2-1-1 provides reliable resource for wide variety of topics

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Great Rivers 2-1-1, your local information, referral and crisis line, has been active in the community for more than 35 years and continues to be a valuable resource for the public to use. Their database has more than 3,000 agencies listed and is up ..... 
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Minnesota’s smoking rate falls to 14.4 percent Majority of Minnesotans who quit smoking say cigarette tax helped them

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Findings from the latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) show that Minnesota is continuing to make progress in reducing tobacco use. Minnesota’s adult smoking rate has declined to 14.4 percent, the lowest rate ever recorded in the state and ..... 
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Winter wonderland shoveling Winneshiek Medical Center offers tips on how to avoid injury

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

“Waking up to a winter wonderland can be a dream come true, but cleaning up after one can be very physically challenging,” says Ryan Burras, DPT, physical therapist at Winneshiek Medical Center. To help kids and adults alike avoid injury while s ..... 
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Klobuchar renews efforts to lower prescription drug prices for seniors

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today re-introduced legislation to help lower prescription drug prices for seniors. The bill—the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act—would empower Medicare to negotiate for the best po ..... 
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