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It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
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Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Dairy council seeks candidates
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August 19, 2017
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
To the editor: I was thrilled to see that the Minneapolis City Council passed a policy to restrict the sale of menthol tobacco products to adult-only stores and help protect young people from getting hooked on tobacco. This is a great step forward in public health for Minnesota's...
August 19, 2017 - 9:29am
November 9, 2016
Sexual assault victims benefit by going to a hospital
New analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that about 1,400 men and women a year sought hospital services after a sexual assault between 2010 and 2014. Public health officials expect that there are far more victims of sexual assault who could benefit from seeking hospital...
November 9, 2016 - 6:00am
April 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: Join in the celebration of National Public Health Week
By Sandy Tubbs, PHN, Administrator, Horizon Public Health, Alexandria, MN All across the nation, during the week of April 4-10, 2016, state and local public health departments are being recognized for their role in bringing community partners together to create a healthier community...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Year one done for Horizon
The end of 2015 wrapped up the inaugural year for Horizon Public Health. "It's satisfying to look back and see how well it went," said Sandy Tubbs, the agency's administrator. Horizon — the combined, five-county public health department serving residents in Douglas, Grant, Pope,...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
Grant to improve local public health services
Sandy Tubbs and Sharon Braaten, co-directors of the Horizon Community Health Board (CHB), announced that the Horizon CHB received a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This two-year grant will enable the Horizon Cross-Jurisdiction Sharing Team to explore the feasibility...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
Douglas County Public Health offices to move
During the week of October 22, the Douglas County Public Health and Social Services Reception Desk will move permanently to their new location at the south end of the Douglas County Services Center, 809 Elm Street, Alexandria. This main entrance will be accessible from the south parking...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Prevent the flu: Cover your cough!
It's every mother's mantra: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. That used to mean coughing into your hands, but not anymore. The Minnesota Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been encouraging kids and adults to cough and sneeze...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Health on the horizon - Douglas County participating in five-county plan
A five-county public health department is being explored by Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties. The Horizon Community Health Board aims to integrate three public health departments included in the five counties. The board formed a restructuring committee earlier...
June 18, 2012 - 4:13pm
March 25, 2011
Old wives' tales exposed
I've been on a quest, as of late, to admonish what most people refer to as "old wives tales" related to health. I've heard far too many of them over the years and by the people that I respect the most - close family and friends. That said, I think it's time we stop spreading false...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
Eat with color
National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association. It focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. With the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans...
February 25, 2011 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
Is danger lurking in your home?
It is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It can cause lung cancer. And every home in Minnesota should be tested every two to five years for it. What is it?
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
The scoop about snow shoveling
Every winter people hurt themselves shoveling snow. Injuries range from minor aches and pulled muscles to fatal heart attacks. What people often fail to realize is that shoveling is more than just a household chore. When you start shoveling snow it's like picking up weights. Snow...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Do you know what's in your drink?
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular over the last decade, especially with teens and young adults. People are looking for that 'quick' boost or 'high' that can carry us though the day, a few hours or even athletic events. Have you ever picked up a can of energy drink? Many...
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Get a food craving makeover
We all have them - food cravings. It may be chocolate or pizza, pasta or doughnuts. There is always at least one food that we just can't seem to walk past without stopping to sneak a bite. What's worse, it's typically a food that isn't good for us. My food craving is the best selling...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
Restoring our balance
If you had to think of your favorite childhood outdoor memory, what would it be? Recently, I attended a workshop where I had to think of that question. Immediately, riding my bike came to mind. I took my bike everywhere -pool, park, friend's house, wherever! As a younger child...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am