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We all need connection. Connectedness between individuals; between families and the greater community; among community organizations and institutions. Connectedness refers to a sense of being cared for, supported, and belonging, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, strong, positive relationships with others can be highly protective against suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

November WOW (Words on Wellness) Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · October 31st, 2019
Click to ViewAttached you will find your edition of the November WOW newsletter. This edition features:Why You Might Need More PotassiumRecipe for Autumn SoupUgly Fruits & Vegetables – Are They Safe?Workouts with a Buddy

Peer Recovery Zone Calendar of Events for November

By Vinton Today · October 31st, 2019

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted the upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the West Des Moines Police Department’s drug take back site. Prescription Drug Take Back Day — which will be officially recognized on Sat., Oct. 26 this year — is a partnership across several state agencies, local law enforcement, businesses and community organizations.

Open enrollment is underway for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and the Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is available to offer free, unbiased and confidential assistance to Iowans.“Iowans have four new Part D drug plans available to them in 2020 and many new Medicare Advantage options,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said.

Medicare Advantage Meeting to be held Tuesday, October 8

By Tressa Walton · October 1st, 2019
There will be a Medicare Advantage Meeting held by Wilson-Hite Insurance on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:30-11:30 at the US Bank Building. United Healthcare will be there to talk about upcoming Advantage plans that they will be offering for 2020. To find out if an Advantage plan is right for you, please stop by.

Virginia Gay Hospital Imaging Department receives Mammography Accreditation

By Virginia Gay Hospital · October 1st, 2019
Virginia Gay Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

October Wow newsletter

By Iowa State University · September 30th, 2019
Click here to find your edition of the October WOW newsletter. This edition features:Let’s Talk NutsRecipe for Peanut Butter BallsAnimals in the KitchenYoga: Health Benefits Beyond the Mat

Peer Recovery Zone Meeting Calendar for October

By Vinton Today · September 28th, 2019
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New Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens

By Iowa Department Of Public Health · September 9th, 2019
According to the 2018 Iowa Youth Survey, 22.4% of 11th grade students, 8.3% of eighth grade students and 2.4% of sixth grade students currently use e-cigarettes. The long-term health consequences for youth using these products are unknown. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) now offers a special program for teens who want to quit using tobacco, including e-cigarettes.

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