Minnesota hospitals identify strategy for Ebola care



ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) announced today that hospitals and health systems from around the state have developed a coordinated strategy to care for Ebola patients in Minnesota. Under the plan, all hospitals in the sta… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

MDH establishes Ebola hot line for Minnesotans



As part of an ongoing effort to provide Minnesotans with information about Ebola and related precautions against the disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week established an Ebola Information Line. The number for the Ebola Informat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

City of Virginia EMS on the Ebola threat



“We are working on the possibility of treating a patient suspected of having Ebola. We have been talking with the Essentia Health Virginia Hospital ER staff and our Medical Director as well as staying up to date with the CDC guidelines. We are… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

St. Louis County on the Ebola threat



“The risk of exposure to Ebola remains extremely low. Despite this, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services continues to prepare, and has a response plan in place. We are communicating with local hospitals, state and federal health p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Life Link III: “When minutes matter…”

Unique medical consortium provides vital service for critical patients


Kids and adults check out a Life Link III helicopter on display at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Pike Sandy Britt Volunteer Fire Department in Pike on September 13, 2014. Photo by Jean Cole.Cover photo: Pictured on the cover is the crew of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A special quiche, Salisbury steak, pork roast and more!




 I’ve got a fun collection of recipes this week from HTF contributors. Every one of these recipes sounded delicious to me. If you try them, let me know how they turned out. And, if you have recipes to share, please send them to me! We are looki… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Breast cancer survivor relies on the expertise of local mastectomy fitter




Joyce Wessman (right) of Virginia has come to rely on LeAnn Anderson to help her find comfortable bras and mastectomy forms. Anderson is a certified mastectomy fitter at Essentia Health Medical Equipment and Supplies in Virginia. Submitted photo.VIR… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Running and diet changes turned woman’s life around

“I went from 240 lbs. to 133 lbs.”


 My name is Joyce Hobbs, and I am a runner. I haven’t always been a runner. Actually, far from it. Ten years ago, I quit softball because I was so out of shape that I couldn’t run to first base without needing a respirator. At that … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Breast cancer survivor: Year number 8 is a time to celebrate!




Kathy Merkel with Vice President Joe Biden earlier this month. Submitted photo.I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for eight years! Last week I volunteered to write a personal story for the Hometown Focus. Jean Cole said, “That’s gr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Range Respite receives approval



VIRGINIA – Range Respite was recently approved by the Charities Review Council (www.smartgivers.org) as “Meets Standards.” The Accountability Standards® are co-created benchmarks of nonprofit governance, finance, fundraising and pu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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