health

• Administrators say ‘tis the season to guard your health Have you been following the news about Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea? Many have. But did you know the flu and flu-related illnesses killed more than 50,000 people in the United States last year? So, as the leaves […]

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Have you been following the news about Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea? Many have. But did you know the flu and flu-related illnesses killed more than 50,000 people in the United States last year? So, as the leaves fall, snow flies and Halloween costumes are being put away, […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Debbie Dorholt believes she had Lyme disease for about 15 years before finally getting diagnosed last year. Her suspicions were raised in 2013, when she was camping with her kids. A man at the lodge told her he thought she had Lyme disease after seeing her walk with difficulty and […]

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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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