☀ Winona's Healthy Habits highlights Winonans who have adopted healthy habits that are helping them (and others) to lead a better life. If you (or someone you know) would like to be featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ☀ 1. What do you want our readers to know about you? My name is Diana and I’m double majoring in Social Work and Spanish at Winona State. From a very young age, ... read more
As part of Live Well Winona’s effort to involve the community in its mission to promote health and wellness, we are inviting community members to write or submit articles about each of our health dimensions every month.
If you have written an article relating to one of our health dimensions that you would like to share through our website and newsletter, please email it to us at email@example.com. Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.
Winona's Healthy Habits Featuring Jacqueline Henderson! Winona's Healthy Habits highlights Winonans who have adopted healthy habits that are helping them (and others) to lead a better life. If you (or someone you know) would like to be featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Q. I understand you've recently graduated from Winona State, what did you study? I studied Public Health, ... read more
Q) Who are you and what have you been doing to help our community? "My name is Jackie Larson and since March 2020 I have been sewing fabric face masks by using what I have and what has been donated to me. Masks are made from cotton fabric, bedsheets, and clothing. I’m not charging anything for them. Just making for whoever needs them." Q) What drove you to give back to the ... read more
Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today. About 14 percent of them (1 in 7) don’t know it and need testing (HIV.GOV, 2020). Advances in medicine mean that people on effective HIV treatment cannot pass the virus on, but late diagnoses remain high and worryingly. Getting tested is the only way to find out if you have HIV. If you are living with HIV, starting treatment ... read more
Coping Tips Set a limit on media consumption, including social media, local or national news. Notice when checking on updates is helpful and productive for you, and when it’s not. Talk to others who understand and respect how you feel—family members, faith leaders, people you trust. Educate yourself on ways to help or get involved. Try to do your best in taking care of yourself ... read more
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. Ask “Are you thinking about ... read more
With the warmer temperatures rising it's important to remind yourself about those tiny pesky ticks that can latch onto you when wandering outdoors. Follow these steps to help prevent a tick-borne illness: Use a chemical repellant with DEET Wear light-colored long protective clothing Tuck pant legs into socks Avoid tick-infested areas Check yourself and pets for ticks ... read more
Here are some fun outdoor activities to keep your household busy this May! Create a backyard garden to grow your own produce and enjoy the nice weather. When caring for your garden create a compost to add nutrients to your garden. Recycling is a daily habit that can help the environment. Practice Recycling 101 this May to help the environment. Keep your kiddos busy with these fun ... read more
Local Resources: Winona COVID-19 Community info hub Facebook Group. This public Facebook group is available for locals to share information. Winona Resources Website Winona Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook Group. This public Facebook group is available to provide local resources and volunteers. Global Resources: Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 ... read more
Winona Area Public Schools are closed and moved to at-home learning. Winona Area Public Schools will still be offering cold healthy breakfast and lunch services for students in the Winona County area during this time. There will be multiple sites near Winona, Mn to pick up these meals. If you would like to access this service for your kids sign up here Winona Area Public Schools are ... read more