The results are in! Kanabec County Fair SpeakOut

If you found Public Health’s booth at the Kanabec County Fair, you likely also found the following two questions: 1) Adults…Are you aware of the Social Host law in Mora and Kanabec County? and 2) Adults…Would you utilize a drop box to dispose of your unused medications if available in Kanabec County? Fairgoers were asked […]

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July SACK Meeting

Approximately 17 coalition members met on July 3 for SACK’s monthly meeting. The meeting featured a panel of four including: Guy Kaufman, Janelle Sowers, Geoff Petrie and Patricia Beneze. Each panelist had six minutes to answer three questions: 1) What exists in our community around mentoring? 2) Where are the gaps or needs? and 3) […]

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Young Professionals Network!

A group of young adults (18-25) are working to launch a Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Kanabec County. If you know someone who may be interested in meeting new people, learning new things and making a difference in our community, please extend this invitation! The YPN will meet for lunch at Emma’s Pizza in Mora […]

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Heroin/opiate abuse maintains grip in Twin Cities

According to Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Strategy Officer at the Department of Human Services, one in five admissions to addiction treatment programs in 2011 was for heroin or other opiates, second only to treatment admissions for alcohol. Click here to read more.

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New Safety Measures for Opioid Medications

On July 9, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a plan designed to increase the number of health care professionals who are trained on how to properly prescribe certain types of painkillers and help patients use prescribed medications safely. Click here for more information.

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Taking a Closer Look at College Marijuana Use

Recent findings from the College Life Study (CLS) may be the first to indicate that students who smoke marijuana during college may be risking their long-term health, particularly if they increase their marijuana use during the college years or continue a heavy use pattern. Click here to learn more.

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