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Health And Fitness

VGH Encourage-19 Vaccination shares Quarantine & Isolation Calculator

The CDC now offers a COVID "Quarantine and Isolation Calculator" to help you determine what you should do if you become ill with COVID-19 or have symptoms. Click here  to help determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.Video  

Atkins Family Medical Clinic Closed today, April 22

Atkins Family Medical Clinic will be closed today Friday, April 22nd.
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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage Iowans to make healthy, safe choices. Alcohol is the most frequently used substance in Iowa. Alcohol use in the past 30 days is higher for Iowans compared to the national rate. From 2008-2019, the rate of alcohol-involved deaths increased by more than 73%.

Blood Drive April 21 at Vinton-Shellburg

There will be a  blood drive on Thursday, April 21 at the High School from 8:30-1:20 p.m.The blood drive will be in the high school auxiliary gym. It’s from 8:30-1:20. The goal is to have 45 appointments and am currently at 37. Appointments are required. The link to sign up is below!

LifeServe Blood Center & Holmes Murphy to deliver lifesaving blood supplies

LifeServe Blood Center is offering community blood donors a way to help support Ukrainian relief efforts through blood donations.Unfortunately, individual volunteer blood donations are unable to be sent directly to the country of Ukraine. However, local blood donors have a unique opportunity to save lives locally while also extending a helping hand to send much-needed blood collection supplies to Ukraine.
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Free Health and Wellness Event for Young Children

On Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9:00 AM to noon at the Vinton Public Library, a free health and wellness event will be held for families with young children.The following services will be available at this event:· Childhood vaccinations· Car seat safety inspection and installation· Vision screening· Hearing screening· Dental screening· Lead screening· Developmental screening· Social-emotional developmental screening· Flower planting activity with a Master Gardener· Officers from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office will also be on hand to visit with families.

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, NET WT 40 oz (2 LB 8 OZ) 1.13 kg UPC 037600105200 packaged in clear plastic jar with blue label.; SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter NET WT 40 oz. (2 LB 8 OZ) 1.13 kg UPC 037600105200 packaged in clear plastic jar with blue label and shrink wrapped in twin pack labelBest if Used By MAY0423, Best if Used By MAY0523SKIPPY Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter NET WT 16.

VU Progressive Health Tour: Hy-Vee, Betterton Chiropractic, and NuCara

Raemi Caves, Pharmacy Manager at Hy-Vee Vinton Unlimited organized a "Progressive Health Tour" of several health-related businesses and facilities that serve in the health care field. Raemi Chavez, the Pharmacy Manager at Hy-Vee shared the services offered through the pharmacy. She shared that the store offers COVID vaccines, and home COVID test kits which are now available through most insurance providers.
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Vinton Unlimited Progressive Health Tour: Virginia Gay Hospital

The Progressive After-Hours HealthcaTrauma Care demonstrated tourniquet care and how to stop bleeding until emergency help arrives Vinton Unlimited hosted their first-ever "Progressive" Business After-Hours. The "Progressive After-Hours Healthcare Edition" began at Virginia Gay Hospital with a meal and displays presented by the various departments. The informational booths shared upgrades in services as well as demonstrations of the functions of the hospital. Physical Therapy shared various types of treatment that they offer to patients.

April NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) Newsletter

Below you will find the April NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     Lowering Cholesterol with Diet·     Applesauce·     Save the Date!·     Check Your Storage Temperatures·     Re
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