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Health And Fitness

April Words on Wellness

Attached you will find your edition of the April 2024 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Good Gut Health·    Recipe for Berries and Greens Smoothies·    Cooling Food the Right Way to Protect Your Family·    Water is Essential for Good Health Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

Postpartum Medicaid extension, with cut in eligibility, heads to governor’s desk

BY: ROBIN OPSAHL The Iowa House approved a bill extending postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to a year Wednesday, despite criticism from Democrats about increased income restrictions on eligible families.Senate File 2251, passed 70-25, extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for new mothers and infants through provisions made by a federal coronavirus pandemic emergency plan signed by President Joe Biden in 2021.
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Virginia Gay Hospital joins educational alliance with Purdue Global

 Purdue Global has signed an educational alliance agreement with Virginia Gay Hospital, bringing broad-based educational opportunities with tuition reduction to staff and their family members.“The Purdue Global School of Nursing is excited to begin our partnership with Virginia Gay Hospital,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing.

Benton-Iowa Decat & (CPPC): Flourishing Families Newsletter


It’s that time of year for brackets, bubbles, buzzer beaters and blood donations! LifeServe Blood Center is celebrating Blood Bank Madness again this March for the second year in a row. At the beginning of this month, the promotion began and each week, select donors who submit an entry form will win will their choice of a basketball themed t-shirt.
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Free Seminar: Welcome to Medicare, April 20, 2024

A free seminar will be held at Virginia Gay Hospital entitled, "Welcome to Medicare." The seminar will be held on Saturday, April 20. 2024 from 9-11:00 a.m. in the conference room. Registration is required by April 1, 2024, by calling 319-472-6230.Seating is limited. This seminar is being offered by the State of Iowa's Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Virginia Gay Hospital.

Iowa Department of Transportation authorizes DOT Exams at Barron Chiropractic

The Iowa Department of Transportation has authorized Dr. Scott Barron to perform DOT Physical Exams as a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner. The exams can be performed at Barron Chiropractic, 205 W. 4th St. in downtown Vinton. The DOT/CDL exams will meet FMCSA requirements. Items you will need to bring to your appointment include:Photo IDEyeglasses if you wear themHearing aidsMedication listsFull bladder for a urine sampleCopies of any medical conditions or recent tests results To make an appointment call 319-472-4668.

LifeServe Blood Center to hold Blood Dive at VGH March 26

Time to roll up your sleeves and save lives with LifeServe Blood Center. LifeServe Blood Center is calling all community members to participate in blood donation drives this spring, in your neighborhood. Each donation bolsters the blood supply for local hospitals, and LifeServe aims to emphasize the crucial role that each donor plays in supporting healthcare services within their own communities.
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Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community Blood Drive

The Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, March 26th in the Clinic Conference Room from 11:45 am - 3:30 pm. The hospital is located at 502 N 9th Ave Vinton.Appointments are encouraged. Text: LIFESERVE to 999-777  or Call: 800.287.4903. Visit: 

Words on Wellness March Newsletter

Attached you will find your edition of the March 2024 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Strategies to Help When Cooking for One or Two·    Recipe for Sloppy Joes·    Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning When Eating Out·    Smartphone Apps and Fitness Trackers May Be Helpful Ways to Increase Physical Activity Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.
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