health

The results of a community health assessment are in and now it’s time for the public to react. The public health division of Sherburne County Health and Human Services conducted the survey of residents in early 2014. The results provide the foundation for improving and promoting the health of a community, according to county officials. [...]

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• VandenBerge teacher Mark Leland says subject matter taught too important for kids to trade it out by Jim Boyle Editor The students in Mark Leland’s eighth-grade health class at VandenBerge Middle School talked about the attributes of perfect parents last Friday. Each were asked to list five qualities the best parents have for a [...]

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• Jolene Jorgensen does not support adding tech class at elementary or taking away middle school health curriculum by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board will vote Monday, Jan. 27, on a host of proposed changes, but at least one board member said she doesn’t agree with all of the changes. School [...]

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My purpose in writing is to express my concern regarding the recent news story on KSTP. As the current president of the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, as a professor who prepares teacher candidates in health and physical education, and as a concerned citizen, your proposed changes to the health and [...]

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An event designed to raise awareness of PANDAS will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Market Place Banquet and Conference Center, 16722 198th Ave., Big Lake. PANDAS is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. Guest speakers will be author Elizabeth Ann Eberhardt and Dr. Nathan Horek. Kirsten Tuckey of Elk River, Minnesota [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Affordable Care Act that was passed by Congress, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012, is now just months away from adding county case files to health and human service offices across Minnesota and the nation. Sherburne County staff told the [...]

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In comparison to counties throughout Minnesota, Sherburne County ranked 41 for health outcomes and 48 for health factors, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The list comes out just before National Public Health week as an opportunity to [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District will enter the world of online learning this fall through a smattering of high school health courses. These classes have been selected in part because of a successful pilot the past two school years that placed iPads in the hands of the health teachers and [...]

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