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H1N1 flu immunizations still available


Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) will be offering H1N1influenza immunizations via appointment and community vaccination clinics during March 2010. According to health educator, Brenda Leigh Pohlman, FCPH has provided over 2,800 H1N1 immunizations to the public since October 2009. Pohlman stated, "There is plenty of H1N1 vaccine available locally and Minnesota Department of Health is still encouraging Minnesotans to seek out vaccinations because the H1N1 virus continues to circulate and has the potential to cause illness."

H1N1 influenza immunizations will be offered free of charge to anyone over the age of six months. Please remember that children under age 10 need two doses of H1N1in order to be effective. The second dose for H1N1 influenza must be given at least 28 days after the first dose.

H1N1 immunization clinics will be available through the following venues:

• March 23rd by appointment only at FCPH located at 902 Houston Street NW, Preston.

For an appointment you may call 507-765-3898.

• March 30th by appointment only at FCPH located at 902 Houston Street NW, Preston.

For an appointment you may call 507-765-3898.

• March 30th (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM) at the Thurber Building in Chatfield located at 21 SE 2nd Street.

All walk-ins are welcome to this community clinic.

• March 31st (2 PM to 4 PM) at Hillside Apartments in Spring Valley located at 409 South Hudson.

All walk-ins are welcome to this community clinic.

For more information regarding specific Fillmore County influenza immunization clinics go to http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/ or call Fillmore County Public Health at 507-765-3898.

Feel good about giving back by donating blood

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 9, 2010) - Looking for a way to give back to your community, but don't have a lot of time to volunteer? The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in about an hour you can help save a life by donating blood, and ..... 
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New study finds increase in number of Minnesotans without health insurance

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance rose from 7.2 percent to 9.1 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to the results of a new survey by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota School of Public ..... 
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Smoking by the Numbers

Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



Every day I hear the stories of people who want to quit smoking and help people who they love quit smoking. They want to feel better, live longer, protect their children, and save money - reasons we can all relate to, whether we are smokers o ..... 
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Heart disease: not just a man's problem

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Many women are unaware that cardiovascular disease is not just the number one killer of men, it's also the number one killer of women. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of about 500,000 women a year ..... 
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A life-long athlete trains for Boston

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Training for a marathon is a challenging endeavor attempted by few. The 26.2 mile race requires a training schedule that can be difficult to accomplish, especially during a Minnesota winter. Combine that with the factors of a busy household, three y ..... 
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A life-long athlete trains for Boston

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Training for a marathon is a challenging endeavor attempted by few. The 26.2 mile race requires a training schedule that can be difficult to accomplish, especially during a Minnesota winter. Combine that with the factors of a busy household, three y ..... 
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Health officials stress importance of careful hand washing, food preparation in battling norovirus

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Winter in Minnesota is the peak time of year for norovirus, an illness that should be as easy to prevent as one, two, three, say health officials: wash your hands properly, prepare and handle food properly, and if you are ill, stay home and don't pr ..... 
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Rock Stars of Science to Present at Annual Alzheimer's Association and Mayo Dementia Conference

Wed, Feb 10th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Minneapolis, MN - Two of the country's most renowned medical researchers, Dr. Steven DeKosky and Dr. Ronald Petersen, will be presenting the keynote address at the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota and Mayo Clinic's annual A Meeting of t ..... 
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