Tag: Public Health

Healthy Homes Initiative Helping Provide Safe & Healthy Homes for Norman, Mahnomen, & Polk County Residents

Ada, MN — Every person deserves a home that promotes their health and this weekend on the Access Health Program, we’ll chat with Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Public Health’s Nurse Tracy Johnson about their Healthy Homes Initiative that does just that. Johnson says Healthy Homes started to help families with asthma make healthy changes in the home to…
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January 20, 2023 0

Car Seat Safety Check Today at Little Learners in Ada

Ada, MN — Is your child properly secured in their car seat? Based on the statistic that 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly there’s a good chance they are not. To prevent injury or deat and help parents, grandparents, and expecting parents understand how to properly buckle in your child, Safe Kids…
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June 28, 2022 0

Be on the Lookout for Ticks! NW Minnesota at High to Moderate Risk for Tickborne Disease

Ada, MN — Spend enough time outdoors this weekend and it’s very likely you’ll find a tick or two or three crawling around skin or clothing, especially if you spend time in tall grass or the woods. Along with being creepy, ticks have been known to spread disease, but not all of them do.The two…
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May 27, 2022 0

February is American Heart Month

Ada, MN — February is American Heart Month, a month dedicated to encouraging Americans to live healthier and happier lives to reduce heart disease. According to the CDC, about 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year. That roughly 1 out of every 4 deaths! Risk factors for heart disease include…
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February 3, 2022 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health to Continue Their Healthy Homes Initiative

Ada, MN — Environmental hazards in the home harm millions of children each year. In 1999, in response to a Congressional Directive over concerns about child environmental health, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched its Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards.…
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January 28, 2022 0

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and we recently chatted with Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Family Nurse Practitioner Jami Mathews about cervical cancer and the importance of getting screened. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 14,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed annually, and 4,290 women die each year as well. It…
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January 21, 2022 0

Prepare a Winter Survival Kit for Your Travels

Ada, MN — This past weekend we got a solid reminder of quickly the winter driving conditions can change and just how difficult it can be. Even the best drivers can find themselves stranded in the ditch during a winter storm. For those worst-case scenarios, it’s important for everyone to carry a winter survival kit…
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December 7, 2021 0

NMPH Hosting Virtual Listening Session for Setting Healthy Community Priorities

Ada, MN — Essentia Health and Norman-Mahnomen Public Health are inviting Norman County community members to be a part of a Planning Community Priorities virtual session, where they will learn about the accomplishments from the 2019 community health plan, the current state of health, and take part in brainstorming session to assist in setting the…
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October 26, 2021 0

As COVID Cases Trend Similar to Last Fall, Demand for Testing Reaches All-Time High

Ada, MN — COVID-19 and it’s Delta Variant is continuing to spread at a rate that is similar to what we saw at it’s peak in November 2020. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health joined KRJB for COVID-19 Conversation this past week and she compared some of the current data to last fall. Testing for…
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October 11, 2021 0

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ada, MN — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and to encourage women to be proactive in detection of it as well. Breast cancer is disease in which cancer cells form in the tissue of the breast. According to the National…
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October 4, 2021 0