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      Grant to Cover Health Screenings for Eight Kearney-Area Farming Operations

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      KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) -- Eight agricultural operations in central Nebraska are receiving free health screenings and farm safety inspections through a $15,000 grant.

      The grant is intended to help prevent illness and injuries among agricultural workers and their families. Farmers, their families and employees will be examined and given screenings for blood pressure, glucose, hearing loss, skin cancer and other health issues.

      The Nebraska Safety Center in Kearney is partnering with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and the College of Nursing in Kearney to provide the services in September for farms in the Kearney area. First-year nurses in training will conduct the private health screenings.

      The grant comes from Central States Center for Agricultural & Safety Health


      Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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