Monday, September 25th

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By Robert Preidt

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study.

Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are commonly used proton pump inhibitors.

Two previous studies reported a higher risk of dementia among people who took the drugs, which are commonly used by older adults. Proton pump inhibitors work by reducing the production of stomach acid.

But this new study found that use of the drugs was not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's, even among those who took a higher dose or used the drugs for more than three years.

The findings are from an analysis of data from Finland on nearly 71,000 Alzheimer's disease patients and nearly 283,000 people without the disease.

The study shows people need not avoid the drugs due to fears about developing Alzheimer's, said the University of Eastern Finland researchers led by Heidi Taipale, a postdoctoral researcher.

An IST Logistics (Illini State) truck tipped over Saturday morning on Hwy. 95 near Green Acres Road outside of Hixton, spilling a partial load of silica sand on the shoulder.

The driver, Ali Sipahioglu, told officers a vehicle stopped across from his location on Green Acres Road and pulled in front of the semi truck while he was making a left turn onto Hwy. 95.

Sipahioglu avoided the crash and instead ended up turning over the semi truck on the shoulder of Hwy. 95, spilling some of the silica sand he was hauling.

The other vehicle was described as an older silver or gray Chevy Impala, but Sipahioglu did not get a license plate number. The Impala left the scene and has not been positively identified.

The American Red Cross blood drive held at Melrose-Mindoro High School Sept. 18 collected 37 units. The champion donors of the day were Roxanne Storandt reaching three gallons and Tammy Johnson completing six gallons. Congratulations! Thanks to Organic Valley Farms, Mindoro Lions Club and Melrose-Mindoro Schools and maintenance staff. Thanks to all donors and volunteers. The next drive at Melrose-Mindoro will be Dec.r 6.

The American Red Cross blood drive held at Melrose-Mindoro High School Sept. 18 collected 37 units. The champion donors of the day were Roxanne Storandt reaching three gallons and Tammy Johnson completing six gallons. Congratulations! Thanks to Organic Valley Farms, Mindoro Lions Club and Melrose-Mindoro Schools and maintenance staff. Thanks to all donors and volunteers. The next drive at Melrose-Mindoro will be Dec.r 6.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, a farmer from western Wisconsin who has spent the last decade in the Legislature, launched her run for governor Monday, saying she wants to expand health care coverage, fix the school aid formula and make tuition free at all of the state's technical and two-year colleges.

Vinehout, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in the 2012 recall and briefly in 2014, released a campaign video and planned to address supporters Monday night in Black River Falls.

"I am running for governor to put people first at the center of state policy and the top priority when it comes to spending the state's dollars," she said in her remarks as prepared for delivery. "My vision for tomorrow is very different from where the state is today.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, a farmer from western Wisconsin who has spent the last decade in the Legislature, launched her run for governor Monday, saying she wants to expand health care coverage, fix the school aid formula and make tuition free at all of the state's technical and two-year colleges.

Vinehout, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in the 2012 recall and briefly in 2014, released a campaign video and planned to address supporters Monday night in Black River Falls.

"I am running for governor to put people first at the center of state policy and the top priority when it comes to spending the state's dollars," she said in her remarks as prepared for delivery. "My vision for tomorrow is very different from where the state is today.

ETTRICK — South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, will celebrate its 150th anniversary with two special events:

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the congregation will present a history pageant during the 10:30 a.m. service. The pageant, which is being performed by the confirmation class, will be educational, inspiring and fun. Those attending are encouraged to wear pioneer-era costume, and bring old cars and tractors to display.

The second event is the 150th anniversary festival worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. The Rev. Roger Benrud, a retired ELCA pastor, will preach the sermon. After the service, a catered meal will be served. The cost is $10 and $5 for children 5 and younger; call 608-525-4681 to make meal reservations.

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