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Announcing a generous donation!

Dear Friends of the Homestead, We are pleased and honored to announce to you that our growing, grassroots wellness movement recently received a $5,000 grant from Christopher and LuAnne Hormel of the Fire Monkey Fund of RSF Social Finance. The…

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CSA FAQ

As we are launching our CSA, we’re getting lots of great questions! And, because our CSA is not structured in the typical fashion, our model does need a little unpacking. Hopefully, this article will answer your most frequently asked questions…

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Taking back our health care

On March 1st, 2017, our small-town doc lost his Medicaid contract. He was given a few days notice (over a weekend), and his patients are still reeling from having the rug pulled out from under them. I should know, because…

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Amidst politics & healthcare, everyday people pay the price

We can’t miss the daily digest of confusion over how our healthcare system is – once again – being overhauled to fit the agenda of the ruling political party in the US. Proposed revisions to the Affordable Care Act are…

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The Hidden Life of Used Medical Equipment

Last time I was in a doctor’s office, I needed a sling for my shoulder. He stepped out of the office, and moments later walked back in with a brand-new sling, still in the package. “Just bring that back when you’re…

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Top 10 Reasons to give this Season

So far, we have raised $227 toward our goal of $1,000 by December 31st. Thanks to everyone who has already given! If you’re still on the fence about why or how to help the Holistic Homestead with our annual fundraiser,…

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My #1 Priority: Health Literacy

According to health.gov, “Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” Why is health literacy important? Studies estimate nearly 30 million…

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