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Health And Fitness

HHS Announces Intent to Award New Dental Care Contracts

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the intent to award contracts to Delta Dental of Iowa and DentaQuest USA Inc. to provide dental care to Iowa Medicaid members through Iowa’s Dental Wellness Plan and Hawki.Oral health is essential to health and well-being and this announcement is the latest move from HHS and Medicaid to transform and improve care for Iowans.


The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by giving the gift of life! By visiting a blood drive, you have the opportunity to save local lives. Blood donations are vital to our local hospitals year-round but especially during the winter months when accidents and emergencies can happen at any moment. Your donation can make a difference and ensure that local hospitals have the life-saving resources they need this season.
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Words on Wellness

Attached you will find your edition of the November 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    November is National Diabetes Month·    Recipe for Fiesta Skillet Dinner·    Cooking in a Hurry·    Sleeping Is Time Well Spent Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.extension.iastate.

Sweater Weather, Falling Leaves, Blood Drive 11/28/23

It only takes an hour to save three lives through blood donation.Did you know that one pint of blood can be separated out into its components - red blood cells, platelets, and plasma - and save three local hospital patients? In just sixty minutes, you can make a lifesaving blood donation and a huge difference in your community! By making blood donation a regular habit, the lives you'll impact can add up quickly.

Shellsburg Lions to hold blood drive December 20

The Shellsburg Lions will also be holding the next blood drive on December 20. Please call 319-389-2682 to sign up. The blood drive is still very short on supply and donors are greatly needed. The Shellsburg Lions are always looking for new or returning members. If you have any questions, please call Ed Shaeffer at 319- 389-2682.
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Hawkeye Community College to Host Health Careers Open House November 15

Hawkeye Community College will host a Health Careers Open House on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, 120 Jefferson St, Waterloo, Iowa.The event will showcase more than 20 healthcare careers. Attendees can learn about short-term training programs, degrees, and transfer options; scholarships; financial aid; and more.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, October 28

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28th. In Vinton, there are two locations where drugs can be disposed. Drugs cn be dropped off at the Benton County Sheriffs Department or at the HyVee Pharmacy. Clean out those medicine cabinets and any other places you store your medications. Items that are accepted include:Prescription medications, patches, ointments, medication for pets, and over-the-counter drugsItems that are not accepted:Syringes, inhalers, and aerosolsHow to package items:Remove medications from their original containers.

Ladies Night Out Mammogram Screening Event - Oct. 26th - 5PM to 7:30PM

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 26th  for an after-hours Mammogram Screening Event. Enjoy appetizers and beverages and get your annual mammogram. We will be open until 7:30 PM. Request an order from your doctor, call (319)472-6300 and schedule your appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted, but scheduling will help to avoid delays. Meet our Radiology Techs: Tiffnie and Lindsey, providing imaging and mammography services.
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Caregiver Wellness Day Registration due by October 15

Monday, November 6, 2023The Hotel at Kirkwood Center • 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar RapidsThis free event is a day to celebrate all that you do as a family caregiver!Heritage AAA and the Caregiver Wellness Day Planning Committee are committed to supporting family caregivers on every step of their caregiving journey. Each of these journeys is unique and each one deserves to be celebrated.

October Words on Wellness

Attached you will find your edition of the October 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Food and Mood·    Recipe for White Bean Dip·    Creating a self-care plan·    Is shrinkflation affecting your finances? Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.
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