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Health And Fitness

"Rainbow” Fentanyl Targets Kids

Q&A: “Rainbow” Fentanyl Targets KidsWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What do parents need to know about “rainbow” fentanyl? A: As students headed back to school, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an alert about candy-colored, “rainbow” fentanyl produced and marketed by the drug cartels to entice young people. When parents across America tuck their kids in at night, remember words matter.

Fight Flu get the Vaccine

Atkins Family Medical Clinic will be Hosting a Flu Shot Clinic:Monday, Sept. 26             8AM-3PMTuesday, Sept. 27             8AM-3PMThursday, Sept. 29           8AM-3PM They ar
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Fall Prevention Week

A message from VGH for fall prevention week. See the message below!

IowaOpioidHelp.com provides resources for Iowans with Opioid Use Disorder

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller unveiled today a website dedicated to providing Iowans with a path to recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. IowaOpioidHelp.com directs Iowans to treatment centers and other resources across the state.  “Most people do not realize that addiction to opioids is treatable and that Iowans suffering from Opioid Use Disorder can successfully regain control of their lives,” Miller said.

Red Cross Blood Drive September 29

The Vinton Red Cross Blood Drive will be Thursday, September 29, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center, 1703 C Ave. In the "Race in to Give" challenge, all donors will have a chance to win a VIP NASCAR experience, including 2 tickets to a 2023 race. Donors will receive by email a coupon for a free haircut thanks to Sports Clips Haircuts.
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September Needs You!

Virginia Gay Hospital is holding a Vinton Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 27 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the Hospital Conference Room (502 N. 9th Ave. Vinton)Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment text LIFESERVE to 999-777 or call 800-287-4903 or use your phone to take a picture of the QR code in the flyer. 

Parenting the Love and Logic Way: Free program for parents or guardians

Parenting the Love and Logic Way is a six week series of classes for parents or guardians living with children from birth to 18. Join the classes and receive:FREE SnackFREE Childcare during programming (RSVP to reserve)Earn FREE diapers, wipes, gift cards and more.The program will be held at Tilford Elementary, 308 E. 13th St. Vinton 5:30-7:00 p.

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Nominated for 2022 Governor's Award

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab has been Nominated for the 2022 Governor's Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. In a letter from Dawn Fisk the Health Facility Division Administrator a branch of the Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals, she said that while the facility was not selected for this year's award, she shared that it was quite an honor to be nominated.
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What to do if your doctor feels you've been injured by a vaccine

For the last several years now, vaccines have been available for protecting against COVID-19 and all of its variants. The vaccines have been effective in lessening some of the more severe reactions to COVID. For most people, the side effects include a few days of feeling under the weather, or just a sore arm. For others, it changes your life. If you find yourself in a situation where your doctor says, "Yes, this new condition is probably from the vaccine, now let's see how we can treat it.

September Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

Now Available during our Adult and Adolescent clinic times: PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE, BIVALENT (ORIGINAL AND OMICRON BA.4/BA.5) BOOSTER DOSE FOR 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for use in individuals 12 years of age and older as a single booster dose administered at least 2 months after either: · completion of primary vaccination with any authorized or approved monovalent1 COVID-19 vaccine, or · receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
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