Health And Fitness

Lutheran Services in Iowa opens new office in Vinton

Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) opened a new office location at the beginning of the new year, resulting in 18 office locations offering mental health counseling services in the state. Mackenzie Ford, an LSI therapist, is the first staff member to provide mental health counseling out of the new location and is actively accepting new clients in the area.

Feeding Iowa. Providing Hope

Feeding America food banks and their affiliates serving Iowa in their work to ensure that sufficient food is accessible to all.See flyer below. 

Feb 2023 Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

SNAP Nourishes Iowa

This will be a two-part series concerning food insecurity.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the most effective anti-hunger program in the United States and our communities’ first line of defense against hunger, providing food benefits that are timely, targeted, and temporary to households in need. See the information below.

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Receives 2023 Customer Experience Award

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab receives Customer Experience Award Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab announced that Pinnacle Quality Insight presented them with a 2023 Customer Experience Award, with honors in 12 categories:· Overall Satisfaction· Nursing Care· Dining Service· Individual Needs· Laundry Service· Communication from Facility· Response to Problems· Recommend to Others· Professional Therapy Services· Admission Process· Safety and Security· Overall Customer ExperienceQualifying for the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award means that Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab has placed in the top 15% of care providers nationwide across a 12-month average.

WOW Newsletter – January 2023

While the end of January is fast approaching, it’s not too late to get building new healthy habits. Check out the ‘Make Better Choices’ article for some suggestions to get started! Attached you will find your edition of the January 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Handling Leftovers and Food Safety·    Recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Chili·    The Joy of Physical Activity·    Make Better Choices Easier Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

ImpactLife Blood Drive Feb. 8, 2023 in Shellsburg

The Shellsburg Lions will once again be hosting a blood drive at the Shellsburg American Legion on Wed. Feb 8 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or schedule online at

Impact Life Blood Drive is scheduled for January 26, Van Horne

Impact Life Blood Drive is scheduled for January 26 at the Van Horne Community Center from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment please contact ImpactLife Cedar Rapids at 800-747-5401 or visit online at 

HHS Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl Threat

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce the launch of a multi-platform, multi-audience messaging campaign aimed at educating parents and young Iowans about the dangers of counterfeit pills and fentanyl.More and more young Iowans are experimenting with pills believing they will help them feel better, study more effectively or reduce social anxiety.

VGH to offer Diabetes Prevention Program Classes in February

Virginia Gay Hospital Diabetes Prevention Program will be offering new classes beginning in February. Visit with your Primary Care Physician or call Sara Wattnem, Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at 319-472-6254 for more information. 1 in 3 American Adults has prediabetes, do you? HELPFUL LIFESTYLE TIPS The best way to reverse prediabetes is by joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.
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