Talk about drugs, alcohol in back to school prep

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThis was a column written by Sara Rossow and published in the Kanabec County Times on August 15th, 2013. Click here to view the original column. As the summer days become shorter and the “Back to School” sale signs appear in the storefront windows, families begin to make preparations to return to the […]

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Tobacco Compliance Check Results

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintOn Friday, April 19th, the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office conducted tobacco compliance checks at area businesses. The tobacco compliance checks were funded through the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County’s (SACK) Drug-Free Communities Program. Of the 17 businesses that were checked for tobacco compliance, 15 passed. The following businesses were found to […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThe Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently issued a report highlighting findings and recommendations from the 2011 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This survey has been conducted in Minnesota since 1994. However, this was the first year that data was collected on “the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on […]

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Smokers Lose 10 Years

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintAccording to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, smokers lose at least 10 years of life expectancy, compared with those who have never smoked. The research also indicates that quitting before age 40 can reduce the excess risk of death associated with smoking by about 90 percent. Smoking […]

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Be Tobacco Free in 2013

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintOne of the top New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched BeTobaccoFree.gov, a comprehensive website providing; general information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.  BeTobaccoFree.gov uses responsive design, making information accessible anywhere, anytime on any […]

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