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PRZ (Peer Recovery Zone) October Schedule


As Hurricane Ian makes landfall, the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Interorganizational Task Force is urging eligible blood donors in parts of the United States unaffected by the storm to make donation appointments as soon as possible and keep existing appointments.The blood supply in the hurricane zone is already suffering due to lower blood donor turnout and evacuations ahead of the storm.
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"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

Fall Prevention Week

A message from VGH for fall prevention week. See the message below!
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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller unveiled today a website dedicated to providing Iowans with a path to recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. 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.

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. 
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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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