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Health And Fitness

Vinton Community Blood Drive - Give a pint, get a pint

The American Red Cross will hold it's Vinton Fall Blood Drive on Thursday , Sept 28th from 12:30--5:30 at the skate center. We all know there have been lots of disasters lately and blood donations dip in the summer.  We need 33 more Vintonites to sign up to up to  completely fill our blood drive. It only takes about an hour, you get snacks, and an ice cream coupon.

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab, LLC receives deficiency free designation

It is with great pleasure to announce Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab, LLC has achieved compliance ratings for Medicaid and Medicare through the Health Inspection division of Iowa Department of Inspections, the state organization conducting compliance inspections for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Passing the inspection for CMS is necessary for long term care facilities to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
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Words on Wellness August Newsletter

Attached you will find your edition of the August 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Meal Planning to Save Money·    Recipe for Pork Loin Roast and Vegetables·    Work Out Videos to Keep You Motivated·    Is Radon in Your Home? Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

Advocates hail approval of bill aimed at limiting waste of donated organs

BY: JAY WAAGMEESTEROrgan transplants by the numbers-Currently, more than 103,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list-17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant-Every 10 minutes someone is added to the waitlistAdvocates say lives will be saved by legislation led by Sen. Chuck Grassley to change the way organs are procured and transplanted.

Rural Access Hub assists residents with brain health services

The Rural Access Hub (RAH) maintains walk in hours are from 11am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday, however, staff can be utilized outside walk in hours with proper notification. This site offers a wide array of resources for those experiencing brain health concerns of both emergency and non-emergency status.The RAH does not only provided services of the crisis/emergency nature.
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New Organization Forms: Benton County Suicide Prevention Coalition (BCSPC)

The Benton County Suicide Prevention Coalition (BCSPC) is a newly formed organization working to become a 501(c)(3). The coalition is comprised of organizations and individuals who have been affected by suicide in some way and have a vision to eliminate suicides in Benton County.According to the CDC, suicide rates decreased 37% from 2008-2018, decreased by another 5% from 2018-2020 but nearly reached peak numbers again in 2021 nationwide.

Splashpad and pool safety

Splashpad safetySplashpads are a great way for young children to enjoy the water while reducing the risk of drowning. However, despite not collecting water in the play area as a pool would, splashpads are capable of spreading germs. Depending on the design, water from splashpads may drain into the sewer system or be treated and recirculated.Here are a few ways to stay safe while enjoying splashpads this summer:• Stay out of the water if you are sick with diarrhea.

Tickborne diseases and prevention

Tickborne diseases in IowaTick bites can transmit several diseases, including the bacterial infection Lyme disease, the most commonlyreported tickborne disease in Iowa. Other tickborne diseases found in Iowa include babesiosis, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, spotted fever group rickettsiosis, and tularemia. These diseases can cause illnesses ranging from mild to severe, up to and including hospitalization or death.
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July Words on Wellness

Below you will find the July 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Produce Basics·    Recipe for Summer Bounty Salad·    How to Create a Container Garden·    Journey with Mindfulness Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

Fresh Conversations at 4th St. Diner Monday, July 24

This Month's ConversationsWho is on my diabetes care team? What are the risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes? Try Tabbouleh! How to join: This Month's Conversations Fresh Conversations is funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Date: Monday, July 24th Time: 12:15 PM Location: HACAP 4th Street Diner Vinton, IowaFresh Conversations is a free nutrition and physical education program for ages 60+.
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