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WH Cancer Program accredited (02/23/2014)
Winona Health’s Cancer Care Program has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer.

“This accreditation acknowledges that Winona Health has a high-quality Cancer Program,” said Sara Gabrick, adminis ... 

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Winona Health January events (12/29/2013)
Preparing for Childbirth

Thursday, January 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Winona Health, Women’s Health Center, clinic 3rd floor, 859 Mankato Ave., Winona

This session will help expectant parents learn how to p ... 

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Community Health Talk: All about concussions (07/28/2013)
Winona Health invites community members to a free Community Health Talk: All About Concussions, Thursday, August 15, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The program will be at Winona Health clinic 2nd floor, 859 M ... 

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55+ driver program in Lanesboro (03/18/2013)
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on March 26th (4Hr. Refresher Course) 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lanesboro School – Com. Ed.

100 Kirkwood E; Lanesbor ... 

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Author of frac sand bill in St. Charles Saturday (03/13/2013)
Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL - Red Wing, will hold several town hall meetings Saturday in Plainview, Wabasha and St. Charles. The town hall meeting in Plainview will be held at 9 a.m. at City Hall; the town  ... 

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Looking for a job this summer? (03/13/2013)
The Winona and La Crosse Districts of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be hiring four students each this summer to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) c ... 

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Sen. Miller co-authors silica sand mining legislation (03/13/2013)
Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has co-authored bipartisan legislation that will provide assistance and guidance for local governments as they set guidelines for silica sand mining. Senate File 1257 w ... 

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Winona Health leads state in natural births (02/27/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- As the rates of cesarean sections (C-sections) climb elsewhere, Winona Health has succeeded in delivering a greater percentage of babies naturally than any other medical group in the state and avoidin ... 

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Progress report on program to prevent sexual violence March 1 (02/27/2013)
On Friday, March 1, 2013, at 12:45 p.m. representatives of four state organizations will review the progress of a recently completed Winona County Needs Assessment for the primary prevention of sexual ... 

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Live Well Winona’s healthy lunchtime recipe contest (02/03/2013)
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Winona’s first annual school-lunch recipe contest!

Submit a side-dish recipe to be considered for the 2013-2014 school-lunch menu.

• The top six finalists wil ... 

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Winona Health events for February (02/03/2013)
Winona Community Health Clinic

Tuesday, February 5, 4 – 8 p.m.

Winona Health, clinic 2nd floor, 859 Mankato Ave., Winona.

Free clinic providing preventive healthcare services for people who are uni ... 

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Former Winonan shares pain, triumph of brain tumor diagnosis (01/30/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- A nurse practitioner told Winona native Chris Miller (WHS '92, WSU '96), son of Jim Miller, that the growing pressure in his ears that would never "pop" and the gradual loss of hea ... 

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Elder Network event Jan. 30 (01/20/2013)
January 30th: Benefits of Acupuncture for Older Adults

Have you ever wondered what acupuncture is really all about and how effective it can be? Did you know it is used to treat conditions such as ... 

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Free Community Health Talk: Mind, Spirit and Body (01/20/2013)
Winona Health invites community members to a free Community Health Talk, Mind, Spirit and Body, Wednesday, February 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The program will be on the second floor of the clinic, 859 Mank ... 

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Area Red Cross nurse selected for state position (12/26/2012)
American Red Cross volunteer nurse Judith Schotzko has been selected to serve the Red Cross as part of the State Nurse Liaison (SNL) Network. The Wabasha woman is one of 41 nurses serving the Red Cros ... 

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Busy year for the American Red Cross (12/26/2012)
113 Large Relief Operations in 42 States

The American Red Cross spent much of 2012 helping people all across the country whose lives were impacted by disasters. Relief efforts were launched in resp ... 

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Blood donation opportunities (11/08/2012)
Wabasha County

Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 213 N. Oak St. in Lake City, Minn.

Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lincoln High School, 300 S. Garden St. in Lake City, Minn ... 

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Zumbathon® Nov. 10 to raise funds for First Generation Initiative at SMU (11/08/2012)
r scholarships! On Saturday, Nov. 10, the public is invited to a Zumbathon® fundraiser from 4 to 5 p.m. at Saint Mary’s University. The event will be held in the SMU gymnasium and freewill donations w ... 

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Prostate screening October 18 (10/07/2012)
Winona Health will provide prostate screening for $15 (cash or check accepted) on Thursday, October 18, from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.

American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that men make ... 

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Winona Health events October 10 - 18 (10/07/2012)
Alzheimer’s & Other Related Dementias Support Group

Wed October 10, 6 – 7 p.m.

Winona Health, Parkview Conference Room, 855 Mankato Ave., Winona. Please join us for open discussion and support in a ... 

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‘Better ways to feed our kids’ discussion Sept 21 (09/19/2012)
September is Farm-to-School month. What better time to stop and consider the

food we feed our next generation of learners than in these first weeks of the new school year?

September’s Third Friday F ... 

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Healthy Mondays presents ‘Canine Companions’ (09/19/2012)
The Winona State University Healthy Mondays series will present “Canine Companions” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the Integrated Wellness Complex, room 138.

WSU Health and Wellness Counselor Lynda B ... 

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NAMI fundraiser Sept. 29 (09/19/2012)
The second annual cut-a-thon/massage and book signing fundraiser for mental health in Winona will be held in memory of Anna Mulkey on Saturday, September 29 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Ch ... 

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Paramedic launches ‘Project Helping Hearts’ (09/19/2012)
Winona Area Ambulance Service paramedic Andrew Teska is launching a community service project that could save the life of someone you love—it may even save your life.

Teska’s “Project Helping Hearts” ... 

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Senior Events (09/19/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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WH free depression screening October 11 (09/19/2012)
Winona Health Psychiatric & Counseling Services is offering free, confidential depression screenings on Thursday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Winona Health’s 3rd floor, B.A. Miller Auditoriu ... 

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Winona Health free Community Health Talk (08/19/2012)
Is this normal? Recognizing the signs

of cognitive decline

Winona Health is presenting: Is this normal? Recognizing the signs of cognitive decline, a free Community Health  ... 

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2007 floods remembered after five years (08/15/2012)
By Emily Buss -- The weekend started like any other summer weekend. Winona County campgrounds were full of eager adventure seekers and area residents were settling in to another beautiful Minnesota weekend. But sudden ... 

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Ashley for the Arts 2012 (08/15/2012)
Photos by Monica Veraguth

There was something for everyone at this year's Ashley for the Arts event. Top, a human statue waves to a young passerby. Middle, hot air balloons being inflated for  ... 

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Activities at Winona Senior Friendship Center (08/15/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Free educational events from Elder Network (08/15/2012)
August 29th: How Can I Reduce My Risk of Falling?

Did you know in the United States, every year 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 has a fall? What are the risk factors associated with falling? Wher ... 

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Meetings (08/15/2012)
August 20

Winona Shrine Auxiliary will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20, at Westfield Golf Club. The menu will be mandarin chicken salad, fruit, croissant, and dessert. For reservations call ... 

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Motorcycle fatalities pass 25-death milestone (08/15/2012)
From: Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications, MnDPS

The number of preliminary Minnesota motorcyclist fatalities hit 26 following a deadly July when seven riders were killed, tied with May for dea ... 

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Organic Field Day August 16 at Blue Fruit Farm (08/15/2012)
Ooganic Field Day

Thursday, Aug. 16

1 to 4 p.m.

Blue Fruit Farm, Winona, Minnesota

Growing requirements, including soil fertility, plant propagation, planting distances and varietal selection

De ... 

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Trempealeau County impaired driving crackdown (08/15/2012)
The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17-September 3.

The strong nationwide impaired d ... 

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Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District efforts to address failing septic systems (08/15/2012)
Clean Water Fund Grant Application

Just because something is buried underground doesn’t mean that it is safe for you or the environment. Septic systems can cause significant problems when they begin ... 

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Rushford Clinic telemedicine demonstration August 22 (08/05/2012)
Winona Health’s Rushford Clinic, 109 W. Jessie Street, invites community members to a free telemedicine demonstration and open house, Wednesday, August 22, 5 – 7 p.m. There also will be free blood pre ... 

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Best friends make pact, donate (07/25/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- Sometimes, it’s a best friend who lends the courage to do something good, even when it’s a bit tough. Take pre-teens Emily Cierzan and Elaina Speltz, who, after more than a year with a best friend pac ... 

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Baby Boomer Shindig Saturday (07/25/2012)
Baby Boomer Shindig will be held Saturday, July 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Blackhorse, Winona. This year the benevolent cause is 7-year-old Laina Koenig, who recieved a life-saving kidney transplant from he ... 

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Climatology speaker July 29 (07/25/2012)
Garvin Brook Disaster Relief Fund (GBDRF) is hosting a presentation on Climatology at the Community Center, 600 D Street, Stockton, MN on Sunday, July 29, 2:00 pm. Featured speaker be Pete Boulay, St ... 

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Could Winona be made more bikeable (07/25/2012)
By Emily Buss -- The City of Winona received an honorable mention at Monday’s Planning Commission meeting for the efforts made during the last year to improve bikeability. Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota Executive Dire ... 

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Meetings (07/25/2012)
July 25

The regular monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. This  meeting will be held in the Conference Room ... 

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Senior Events (07/25/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Winona Health seeking input in forming chronic pain support group (07/08/2012)
Winona Health Pain Management Center nurse, Kris Schroder, RN, is seeking input from community members who are interested in a Chronic Pain Support Group.

Schroder, who would serve as the group’s fac ... 

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Breakfast with the Experts (06/24/2012)
WH Occupational Health staff program on injuries in the workplace July 18

Winona Health’s Occupational Health team invites area Human Resources and workplace safety professionals to RSVP for Breakf ... 

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Winona Health welcomes two radiologists (06/17/2012)
Board-certified radiologist, William Krueger, DO, and radiologist Justin Albanese, MD, joined the medical staff at Winona Health. Dr. Krueger’s first day will be June 29 and Dr. Albanese will start on ... 

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River clean-up June 2 (05/30/2012)
Members of Mississippi River Wild and the Pool 8 boathouse owners association, or CARP (Concerned About River People), will team up with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and W ... 

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WSU students receive awards (05/30/2012)
Winona State University students Chase Lundstrom, Parbati Sanjel and Tauseef Hemayet of “The Miracle Workers” have received the People’s Choice Award in the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition.

T ... 

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‘Sprouts – Get Out and Grow’ program to begin (05/23/2012)
By Vicki Englich -- The “Sprouts – Get Out and Grow” kids’ garden and cooking program will provide a seed-to-table experience for young children to foster a love for vegetables.

A garden area has been prepared adjacent ... 

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Meetings (05/23/2012)
May 23

The regular monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. This  meeting will be held in the Conference Room at ... 

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Senior Events (05/23/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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meetings (04/25/2012)
April 25

The regular monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Hiawatha Valley Ed ... 

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senior events (04/25/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Tootsie Roll project funds help the mentally handicapped (04/25/2012)
Yes, it’s Tootsie Roll time again!… Yes, over twenty thousand Tootsie Rolls will be distributed again this year. This is how many Tootsie Rolls will be passed out at churches and various businesses  ... 

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Unwanted drugs disposal April 28 in Trempealeau County (04/25/2012)
On April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ri ... 

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Wellness Coalition April 24 (04/11/2012)
The Buffalo and Pepin County Wellness Coalition will meet on Tuesday, April 24, from 4:30-6 pm in the media center at Pepin Area Schools, 510 Pine Street, Pepin. All people interested in healthy eatin ... 

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WH Occupational Health hosts ‘Breakfast with the Experts’ April 18 (04/11/2012)
Winona Health’s Occupational Health Department invites area Human Resources and workplace safety professionals to RSVP for Breakfast with the Experts: Heat Exposure and Awareness. The program will be ... 

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April Red Cross Classes (03/21/2012)
Would you know what to do in an emergency? Each year, more than 5 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes. People in Winona can join the ranks of these everyday  ... 

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Fluorescent lamp recycling program (03/21/2012)
Kendell Lumber now offers a fluorescent lamp recycling program. They have joined forces with Mercury Technologies of Minnesota, Inc. to provide CFL recycling, to area residents and small businesses.  ... 

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Frac sand: what’s happening in Wabasha County? (03/21/2012)
A public forum on the impacts of frac (silica) sand mining in Wabasha County and the surrounding area will be the presented on Saturday, March 31st from 1-3:30PM at Lincoln High School, 300 S. Garden  ... 

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Get a haircut for a good cause (03/21/2012)
A Cut-a-Thon for Kiddos will be held Sunday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Parlor and Den, 279 East Third Street, Winona. Kids age 12 and under are $10, face painting is $3. Additional donations ... 

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Need help with your child’s challenging behavior? (03/21/2012)
Are you concerned about your child’s behavior? Are you looking for help? Or are you working with a child(ren) with behavior issues? Susan and Dennis, Parent Educators from the S.E. MN National Alli ... 

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Red Cross blood drives (03/21/2012)
HOUSTON COUNTY

4/3/2012, 1:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Fest Building, 110 N Division, Spring Grove

WINONA COUNTY

4/2/2012, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Goodview Trinity Lutheran, 820-37th Avenue, Winona

4/4/2012, 12: ... 

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Winona Health offers six-week Grief Support Group (03/21/2012)
Winona Health Hospice Chaplain, Tom Schoen, BCC, will facilitate a six-week, Grief Support Group beginning Wednesday, April 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Watkins Assisted Living, 175 E. Wabasha Street in ... 

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Senior Events (02/29/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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WH again earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (02/29/2012)
Winona Health has again earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR). Approximately 15% of the 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. have been named a Quality Respiratory Care hospital, and Winona Health  ... 

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WH announces HealingScapes: A photo competition to enhance patient rooms (02/29/2012)
In honor of the hospital’s 50th anniversary at its current location, and in celebration of transitioning to all single-occupancy patient rooms in April, Winona Health is conducting a regional photo co ... 

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Ash Wednesday service in Pickwick (02/15/2012)
Ash Wednesday Service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Pickwick will be on Wednesday, February 22, at 7 p.m. The theme will be “See His Cross.” Pastor Jim Nelson will base his message from God’s word  ... 

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Benefit for woman hurt in Costa Rica (02/15/2012)
Elissa Merritt Benefit

Saturday February 18th 5-9pm

Bebop’s

1009 109th Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55434

Donations can be made to:

Elissa Merritt Benefit Trust

Wells Fargo Banks

Account 3728192075  ... 

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Elder Network events (02/15/2012)
February 29th: Who is a Vulnerable Adult? How Can We Spot Elder Abuse and What Happens After We Report It?

What is the definition of a Vulnerable Adult? What type of Elder Abuse is happening in Wi ... 

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Events at the Friendship Center (02/15/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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FREEDOM raises funds for Red Stocking Campaign (02/15/2012)
Freedom Valu Centers - with 65 stores located throughout the Midwest presented The Children’s Home Society President and CEO Maureen Warren with a check for $37,563 on Feb 7th, . The check is total  ... 

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WH events for October (10/16/2011)
Watkins Manor Assisted Living Free Music Monday

Mon Oct 17, 2011, 1 – 4 pm

Watkins Manor Great Hall, 175 E. Wabasha St., Winona. Music begins at 2:30. Come early or stay after to tour the beautiful  ... 

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Buffalo Co. Public Health October services (10/02/2011)
Buffalo County Public Health will offer the following health screenings and services in October.

Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) Clinics. Buffalo and Pepin County residents are served by the Buffalo- ... 

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WH October events (10/02/2011)
Watkins Manor Assisted Living Free Music Mondays

Mon Oct 3, 2011, 1 – 4 pm

Watkins Manor Great Hall, 175 E. Wabasha St., Winona MN. Music begins at 2:30. Come early or stay after to tour the beautif ... 

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Benefit for Dave Dicke family (09/21/2011)
After suffering from liver disease since age 12, Dave underwent a successful liver transplant on July 26, 2011.

When: Sunday, September 25, 2011

Where: La Canne Park, Hwy. 61, Goodview

Time: 11am-3 ... 

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Focus on farm safety this fall (09/21/2011)
Ag News Wire

by Katherine Waters, University of Minnesota Extension, and Murray Madsen, former Associate Director, Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

The tragedy of an agricultural death  ... 

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MDA encourages safety and awareness this upcoming harvest season (09/21/2011)
Everyone has a job this harvest season – it’s keeping safety in mind. That’s the message from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) as many farmers across Minnesota gear up for fall harvest. I ... 

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 2-8 (09/21/2011)
National Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 2-8. This week is marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and t ... 

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Project COMPASS (09/21/2011)
American Sign Language (ASL) I

In this fun, challenging class, Pandy is looking forward to teaching you the basics of sign language. You may purchase the book, “Signing - How to Speak With Your Ha ... 

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Raise a buck to run amuck! (09/21/2011)
Looking for a more unique running experience? Join the 2nd Annual Big Muddy Run on Saturday, October 1 at La Crosse’s Myrick Park, starting at 10:45 am. Choose a 5k or 1 mile route, each with obstacl ... 

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Register for the 4th annual Warrior Waddle (09/21/2011)
The 4th Annual Warrior Waddle will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, in conjunction with the Winona State Homecoming activities. The 5k (3.1 miles) walk/run will kick off at 8:00 a.m. starting a ... 

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Senior events (09/21/2011)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Use of street drugs in the workplace presentation Oct. 7 (09/21/2011)
Winona Health’s Occupational Health Department invites area business leaders and Human Resources professionals to Breakfast with the Experts: Recognizing the Use of Street Drugs in the Workplace.

Eme ... 

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Buffalo County Public Health Sept. services (08/28/2011)
Buffalo County Public Health will offer the following health screenings and services in September:

Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) Clinics. Buffalo and Pepin County residents are served by the Buffal ... 

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New clinician joins Winona Semcac Clinic (08/28/2011)
Sarah J. Bohn, Certified Nurse Midwife, is now available for patient appointments at the Semcac Family Planning Clinic in downtown Winona. Sarah has a Master of Science in Nursing from the University  ... 

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Ill or injured? Know where to go when seeking medical care (03/27/2011)
Winona Health offers information about seeking the right type of care in the right location

Rebecca Lamberty, service line leader for Emergency and Urgent Care, said there has been a steady increase  ... 

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WH Urgent Care New Year’s holiday hours (12/29/2010)
The Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic at 420 E. Sarnia in Winona will observe the following hours over the New Year’s holiday.

Friday, December 31: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, January 1, 2011: closed  ... 

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WH smoking cessation program (08/25/2010)
Becoming smoke free is one of the best ways to improve your health. Winona Health’s next Smoking Cessation program runs Thursday evenings, 6 – 7:15 p.m., September 2 through September 23, on the Winon ... 

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Elder Network program on hearing loss April 28 (04/21/2010)
Hearing Loss- Symptoms, Type of Loss, & Assessment

What are the types of hearing loss? What are the initial symptoms? How are assessments completed? How will I know if a hearing aid will help me?  ... 

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Lab professionals recognized by Winona Health (04/21/2010)
During National Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18-24, Winona Health recognizes its team of 40 laboratory professionals who provide services for patients and staff through the hospital and Emerge ... 

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Free Healthcare Directives informational program March 15 (03/10/2010)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program about Healthcare Directives on Monday, March 15, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Av ... 

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‘Mom’s Morning Out’ cancelled (04/29/2009)
La Leche League of Winona has cancelled Mom’s Morning Out due to a lack of registrations. Instead, they will hold their traditional garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 2 from 7:30-2:00 at 1st Con ... 

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BCDH services for May (04/29/2009)
The Buffalo County Department of Health and Human Services will offer the following health screenings and services in May.

Women Infant Children (WIC) Clinics. Buffalo and Pepin residents are served  ... 

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Cancer Survivors Day May 3 (04/29/2009)
Winona Health and the Winona County Cancer Board are sponsoring a Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, May 3, 1-3pm. at the Watkins Manor Great Hall, 175 East Wabasha Street.

This event is an opportunity ... 

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Cancer Survivors Day May 3 (04/08/2009)
Winona Health and the Winona County Cancer Board are sponsoring a Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, May 3, 1-3pm. at the Watkins Manor Great Hall, 175 East Wabasha Street.

This event is an opportunity ... 

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WH Urgent Care Clinic holiday hours (04/08/2009)
The Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic at Sarnia Square, 420 E. Sarnia Street in Winona, will be open Good Friday and Saturday during its regular hours from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but closed Easter Sunday ... 

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WH caregivers recognized (03/08/2009)

Caregivers recognized in February through Winona Health Foundation’s Guardian Angel program

The following people were recognized in February by a patient or resident they cared for, or by a patien ... 

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Healthy Kids Club kick-off is January 10 (12/31/2008)
Winona Health and area partners invite all 6 to 11 year olds and their parents/guardians to attend ‘Healthy U!” on Saturday, January 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Ro ... 

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Winona Health December Calendar of Events (11/09/2008)

12/3/2008 1:30 PM 12/3/2008 3:00 PM MOM (Mother’s Own Milk) Breastfeeding Support Weekly drop-in for breastfeeding moms and babies. Moms can ask questions, and meet other breastfeeding Moms and bab ... 

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Family Health Day May 17 (04/09/2008)
The Winona County Red Cross will be hosting a Family Health and Safety Day on May 17, at the Winona Mall from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is designed to introduce the community to organizations dedi ... 

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WH Celebrates Women’ event April 26 (03/19/2008)
Winona Health will host a special morning for women to learn, laugh and relax. Winona Health Celebrates Women will be Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Kryzsko Commons East Hall on the W ... 

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WH Auxiliary Healthcare Directives program March 17 (03/12/2008)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program on Healthcare Directives on Monday, March 17, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Community Memorial Hospital.

T ... 

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Two CMH Family Birth Center nurses receive certification from international lactation board (12/16/2007)
Two of Winona Health's Community Memorial Hospital Family Birth Center nurses, Lori Vietor, RN, IBCLC, RLC, and Robyn Hinz, LPN, IBCLC, RLC, have achieved certification as International Board Certifi ... 

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WH Auxiliary Healthcare Directives Nov. 19 (11/14/2007)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program on Healthcare Directives on Monday, November 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Community Memorial Hospital.  ... 

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Diabetes prevention class begins October 1 (09/26/2007)
Winona Health will offer Diabetes Prevention: Small Steps, Big Rewards, a four-week class beginning Monday, October 1. The class will meet Monday evenings, October 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p ... 

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Rushford Clinic re-opening in temporary site September 24 (09/19/2007)
Winona Health's Rushford Clinic will open its doors in a new temporary Rushford location on Monday, September 24. Space in the TRW West Building has been converted into a primary care clinic.

Rushfor ... 

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Winona Health Rehabilitation Services opens Monday (09/16/2007)
Winona Health Rehabilitation Services"”previously located in the Parkview Office Building on Mankato Avenue"”will open in its newly renovated Sarnia Square location at 420 E. Sarnia in Winona on Monda ... 

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Winona Health August events (08/08/2007)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Alzheimer's Disease & Other Related Dementia's Support Group Open discussion and support. This is a time to bring questions or concerns to discuss. Cheryl Krage  507.457.7 ... 

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Look Good - Feel Better program to begin at CMH (07/22/2007)
The Winona Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Community Memorial Hospital will present the Look Good - Feel Better Program to area women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment  ... 

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WH Community Health Talk July 25 (07/18/2007)
Winona Health is offering a free Community Health Talk: The Balancing Act, presented by Kathryn Amundson, Ph.D., a counselor with Winona Health Psychiatric & Counseling Services. The program will be W ... 

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Winona Health Auxiliary to offer Healthcare Directives (07/11/2007)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program on Healthcare Directives on Monday, July 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Community Memorial Hospital.

Thi ... 

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July classes at the Red Cross (07/08/2007)
The Winona County Red Cross is pleased to be offering the following classes in July. If you have any questions or would like to register for a class call the Red Cross at 452-4258.

July 10th

Tuesda ... 

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Buffalo County July health services (06/24/2007)
The Buffalo County Department of Health and Human Services will offer the following health screenings and services in July.

Women Infant Children (WIC) Clinics. Buffalo and Pepin residents are served ... 

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Red Cross blood drives (06/17/2007)
All blood types are encouraged to donate at the upcoming blood drives in our area:

June 20, 2007 (Wednesday) 2pm-6:45pm, Pleasant Valley Church, 1363 Homer Road., Winona

July 25, 2007 (Wednesday) 12 ... 

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WSU Lean Healthcare conference July 24-25 (06/13/2007)
Winona State University's Outreach and Continuing Education and the Center for Integrated Health Science Education and Practice (CIHSEP) announce the "First Annual Lean Health Care Conference,"ť July  ... 

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Winona Health June events (06/03/2007)
Monday, June 4, 2007

Health Care Directives This session is for individuals who have attended the Healthcare Directives Informational Session but need assistance in completing their personal directi ... 

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Winona Health recognized by Minnesota Council for Quality (05/23/2007)
The Minnesota Council for Quality, Minneapolis, announced the recipients of the 2006 Minnesota Quality Award at a public event held Tuesday evening in Bloomington. Eight organizations received recogni ... 

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Winona Health Auxiliary to offer Healthcare Directives program (05/16/2007)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program on Healthcare Directives Monday, May 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Community Memorial Hospital at 855 Man ... 

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Red Cross May blood drives (05/13/2007)
The following are upcoming blood drives in our area:

May 18, 2007 10am-3pm, Central Methodist Church, 114 W Broadway, Winona

May 21, 2007 12pm-6pm, St. Paul's Church, 265 Lafayette St., Winona

Do ... 

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Flu cases confirmed in Winona (02/18/2007)
Winona Health has confirmed several cases of influenza in the Winona area, affecting both adults and children.

"We're encouraging all community members to use good hygiene habits to help limit the s ... 

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Winona Health Auxiliary holds annual meeting (02/04/2007)
The Annual Meeting of the Winona Health Auxiliary was held on Thursday, January 18, at Westfield Golf Club. Officers were elected, service chairs and co-chairs were appointed and service awards were p ... 

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Local dentist to provide free dental care to children in need (01/17/2007)
River Hills Dental of Winona will provide free dental care to less fortunate children on Friday, February 2. The office is located at 720 HWY 61 E. People interested in scheduling an appointment may c ... 

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New research shows increased risks of radon-induced lung cancer (01/17/2007)
By Bill Angell

Housing specialist, U of M Extension Service

It's now more important than ever to test your home for radon, and winter is the best time.

There's no doubt that high radon levels in  ... 

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Winona County gets emergency food grant (01/17/2007)
Winona County has been selected to receive $21,102 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county in 2006. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Em ... 

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Winona Health Auxiliary holding sale (01/17/2007)
The Winona Health Auxiliary Gladys D Miller Gift Shop's Inventory Reduction Sale is now in progress. Merchandise has been marked down and placed on the sale tables outside the Gift Shop. Winona Health ... 

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WH Foundation seeks nominations for the Ben and Adith Miller Service Tribute (01/07/2007)
The Winona Health Foundation is seeking nominations for the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute. Nominations will be accepted through January 26.

Originally established by the late community ... 

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Quality awards presented to physicians and staff at Winona Health (07/30/2006)
Winona Health staff, board members and community physicians gathered in the Douglas Boyer Surgery Lounge on Thursday, July 27, for the presentation of the Premier Award for Quality and the Minnesota C ... 

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Community celebration caps healthcare observances throughout May (05/07/2006)
Winona Health and Winona Clinic co-host event on May 21

Traditionally a month of healthcare-related observances, this year May brings an additional opportunity for the greater Winona communi ... 

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Special camp for children with asthma (05/07/2006)
Camp We-No-Wheeze, a recreational and educational camping opportunity for children ages 7-13 who suffer from asthma, is scheduled for July 21-23, 2006. Camp We-No-Wheeze, now in its 22nd year, will be ... 

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Winona Nurse Practitioner earns Certification in Bone Density Testing for Osteoporosis (04/12/2006)
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) has announced that Ann F. Olson, CNP, MS, MA associated with the Winona Clinic, Ltd has recently attended the ISCD's Bone Densitometry Course ... 

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April Blood Drive (04/02/2006)

Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs at least 110 pounds and is consideredv to be in good health may be eligible to donate blood. About 4.5 million patients need a transfusion every year! D ... 

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Be a Person of Hope (04/02/2006)
The Rivertown Shuffle Committee is seeking names of individuals who would like to serve as its Person of Hope for 2006. A Person of Hope is an individual who has had cancer, received treatment and i ... 

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Is health care affordable? (04/02/2006)
You are invited to hear how medical care is financed in Minnesota and what our options are Tuesday April 4, 2006 7:00 p.m. at Winona Southeast Tech, Homer Road Room 205. Guest speaker will be Kip Sull ... 

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Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic extends hours during Winona Clinic move (04/02/2006)

Winona Health's Urgent Care Clinic will offer extended hours during the Winona Clinic's move to its new location on the Winona Health campus.

Winona Clinic will close at noon Thursday, April 6, an ... 

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Preparing and discarding foods in an emergency (03/29/2006)
by Roselyn Biermaier,

University of Minnesota Extension Service

During an emergency, cooking and eating habits must change to fit the situation. You may not have a refrigerator or a  ... 

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Fools Five Road race and social April 2 (03/15/2006)
The 28th annual Fools Five Road Race and Social Gathering will be held in Lewiston on Sunday, April 2nd. The 1 pm race features 1 mile and 8K competition for runners, walkers and wheelchair competitor ... 

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Healing Service (03/15/2006)
A healing service will be held at Central United Methodist Church on Wednesday evening, March 22nd at 6:15 p.m.. Sponsored by the church's Health and Caring Ministries Committee this service will inc ... 

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Winona residents learn to save lives with CPR (03/15/2006)
Would you know what to do in a cardiac emergency? During the month of April, Minnesota State College Southeast Technical in Winona is teaching community members to know how to respond by offering a r ... 

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Becker Appointed as Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Southeast Technical (02/26/2006)
Laurie J. Becker was recently appointed as Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, a college administrative position at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical. In her previous position, she served th ... 

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Cabin Fever with Katy Smith (02/23/2006)
The Winona County Day Care Providers Association will be providing a training on Tuesday, February 21st. Cabin Fever and other winter worries with Katy Smith. Katy will host the training and have a g ... 

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Feds grant waiver for prescription drug assisstance (02/23/2006)

Governor Tim Pawlenty today received notice from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that Minnesota has been granted a waiver and will receive federal funds covering presc ... 

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Informational meeting on preventing child sexual abuse (02/23/2006)
Is child sexual abuse a social health epidemic in Minnesota? Is child sexual abuse preventable?

Winona Voice Of The Faithful urges everyone concerned about these questions to attend a public meeting  ... 

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Lake Winona Manor receives Excellence Award (02/23/2006)
Lake Winona Manor's "Make a Wish"ť program recently earned an Excellence in Practice Award from the Minnesota Health & Housing Alliance (MHHA). The award was presented on February 3 at the organizatio ... 

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PACER workshop focuses on IDEA and the IEP (02/23/2006)
PACER Center presents the "IDEA and the Individualized Education Program,"ť a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities, on Tuesday, March 7, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in room A237 of West Bui ... 

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WH March Calendar (02/23/2006)

Mar 6 - Prostate Cancer Support Group,

7 - 9 pm, Community Memorial Hospital, Parkview Conference Room. Free and open to the public. Call: 507.457.4491

Mar 7 - Childbirth Education Class,

6:3 ... 

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Winona Area Red Cross February - March Blood Drives (02/23/2006)
Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs at least 110 pounds and is considered to be in good health may be eligible to donate blood. About 4.5 million patients need a transfusion every year! Do y ... 

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Winona’s March of Dimes Walk America March of Dimes Kick-Off (02/19/2006)
The Kick-Off reception for the Winona March of Dimes Walk America is scheduled Thursday, February 23rd from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Riverport Inn & Suites. The Kick-Off is for all returning team captai ... 

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Nursing Accreditation visit scheduled for SE Tech (02/15/2006)
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) will be visiting both the Red Wing and Winona campuses of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, February 21 - 23, to conduct an of ... 

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Report finds historic drop in total number of cancer deaths (02/15/2006)
By -- The American Cancer Society's annual estimate of cancer deaths says 2006 will see a slight decline in the projected number of cancer deaths compared to estimates made for 2005.

The projections are ba ... 

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Winona Health offers building project tour (02/12/2006)
Winona Health will offer a public tour of its building project on Tuesday, February 21, at 5 p.m.

Tours begin with a brief presentation in the Lake Winona Manor Classroom, which people can access th ... 

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Winona Health Calendar (02/09/2006)

FEBRUARY 2006

Feb 8

Alzheimer's Support Group, 6 - 7 pm, Community Memorial Hospital, Parkview ConferenceRoom

February topic: How to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility. Free a ... 

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Winona Health Home Care in top 10% of nation Winona Health Home Care successful in reducing hospitalization rates (02/09/2006)
Winona Health Home Care was named a National Best Practice Agency in the National Home Care Quality Improvement/ Hospitalization Reduction Project.

"Your leadership, professionalism and highly effect ... 

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Wisconsin kids under 8 years old must use child safety seat (02/09/2006)
Effective today a new law in Wisconsin will require every child under the age of 8 and less than 80 pounds to ride in child safety seat. Current law in Wisconsin applies to children under the age of  ... 

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February classes at the Red Cross (02/06/2006)
The Winona County Red Cross is pleased to be offering the following classes in Febraruy.If you have any questions or would like to register for a class call the Red Cross at 452-4258.

CPR pro review  ... 

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Mental Illness: Support for Families & Friends (02/06/2006)
For family to family support we offer answers, understanding, information, and sincere support on the many issues you deal with when a family member or friend is diagnosed with a mental illness. Ther ... 

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Look Good - Feel Better program to begin at CMH (01/16/2006)
The Winona Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Community Memorial Hospital will present the Look Gooeed - Feel Better Program to area women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatmen ... 

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Winona Health Auxiliary to offer healthcare (01/11/2006)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational session on Healthcare Directives on Monday, January 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Community Memorial Hospital.

T ... 

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New vaccine for children helps prevent serious infections in older adults (11/02/2005)
Pneumococcal vaccine for children leads to 28 percent drop in serious infections foar older adults

Use of a new children's vaccine has been linked to a reduction in serious bacterial infections in  ... 

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Flu clinics rescheduled (10/31/2005)
Winona County Community Health Services has rescheduled the following flu shot clinics for November.

St. Charles Senior Center: Canceled: Tuesday, November 1; Rescheduled: Tuesday, November 15, 12:30 ... 

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Winona Health calendar (10/31/2005)
November 2005

American Diabetes Month

Home Care/Hospice Month

Alzheimer's Disease Month

"˘Nov 2 - 5: Winona Health Auxiliary Holiday Happiness Sale, Community Memorial Hospital, B.A. Miller Audit ... 

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Breast cancer patients may be more susceptible to melanoma (10/12/2005)
As if breast cancer alone isn't worrisome enough, studies show that women diagnosed with breast cancer appear to have an increased risk of melanoma. However, with the proper prevention and detection,  ... 

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Winona Health offers building project tour (10/12/2005)
Winona Health will offer a tour of its building project on Tuesday, October 11, at 5 p.m. The tour will show progress on the Clinic/Medical Office Building, Outpatient Diagnostic Center, and the new a ... 

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Winona Health offers prostate cancer screenings Thursday, Oct. 13 (10/12/2005)
The American Cancer Society and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommend men over age 50 be checked annually for prostate cancer. Winona Health is offering prostate cancer screenings at Com ... 

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Red Cross Instructor Class (09/21/2005)
--Have you ever taken a CPR class and thought "I could do that?"ť

--Do you find CPR and First Aid fun, exciting, or interesting?

If either of these statements relate to you, then we have a class fo ... 

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Red Cross blood donors (08/17/2005)
ves were held at Riverport Best Western, St. Paul's Church, St. Mary's Church, Holiday Inn, HyVee, Pleasant Valley Church, and Central Lutheran Church. The Red Cross sincerely thanks all the people wh ... 

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August blood drives (08/07/2005)
Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs at least 110 pounds and is considered to be in good health may be eligible to donate blood. About 4.5 million patients need a transfusion every year! Do y ... 

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Getting a jump on childhood injuries (08/07/2005)
"It only takes a split second for a child to be seriously injured, but the effects of serious brain, spinal-cord or bone injuries can last a lifetime,"ť says Steven Koop, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic ... 

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Red Cross August classes (08/07/2005)
Red Cross

August classes

Adult/Child/Infant CPR:

August 23rd, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

First Aid:

August 18th,1:00 pm-5:00 pm

August 22nd, 8:00 am-12:00pm

August 25th,5:30 pm-9:30 pm

CPR for the  ... 

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Happy Endings (03/06/2005)
By Linda Lewis -- Listen up, baby boomers. It's time to learn a thing or two about something that could save your life.

When my doctor recommended a colonoscopy I suddenly sat up very straight, cringed and made a tor ... 

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Coping with grief and loss (01/30/2005)
Presented by Winona Area Hospice

A grief group can help one:

*Find understanding, encouragement, and support as you continue to adjust to the loss of a loved one

*Share experiences with others who  ... 

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Support for eating disorder (01/30/2005)
A faith-based Support Group for young women ages 18 and older will be held Wednesdays, beginning February 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Rock Solid Youth Center, 75 W. Third St., Winona, Minn.

Sessio ... 

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Home and Community Options honored (01/19/2005)
Blue Cross Will Honor Home and Community Options in Winona January 19, 2005

The Champions of Health Prize Patrol will recognize Home and Community Options for making healthy lifestyles a priority an ... 

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Winona Health’s Electronic Medical Records honored (01/19/2005)
Winona Health's Community Memorial Hospital received a Minnesota Hospital Association's Innovation in Patient Care Award for its Community-wide Integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The award w ... 

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December Red Cross classes (12/01/2004)
First Aid Dec. 8 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Adult/Child/Infant CPR Dec. 9 5:00 - 9:00 pm

CPR-Pro. Rescuer Recert. ... 

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Gov. Pawlenty unveils his health care plan (12/01/2004)
Saying that "if we don't slow down runaway health care cost increases, the budgets of families, job providers and governments will soon be suffocated," Governor Tim Pawlenty today annou ... 

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