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Health And Fitness

Virginia Gay Hospital introduces Cardiac Monitoring System

Mark Yabres, RN Virginia Gay went live with a new cardiac monitoring system on Wednesday.  The Emergency Room, Med-Surg and Operating Room are transitioning to the new Nihon Kohden monitoring system. The system will be integrating the data with the EPIC electronic health record.  This integration will let the clinical staff spend a little less time charting and more time with our patients.

VU “Progressive” Business After-Hours A Progressive After-Hours Health Edition

Vinton Unlimited “Progressive” Business After-Hours A Progressive After-Hours Healthcare Edition! On April 6th If you’re a Vinton Unlimited member, or interested in becoming a member, you’re invited to join others and see what’s new in the healthcare field! Like a “Progressive Dinner,” we’ll all start together at 5:15 then m
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Bringing Awareness to Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling can be identified as something that leads to financial stress or it gets out of control as the gambler tries to make up losses or spends needed family funds purchasing scratch or lottery tickets. Check out ASAC's Clinical Director, Cassandra Collins, discussion on what problem gambling is and how to get help.Listen HereDespite an annual increase in Iowans gambling, the issue of Problem Gambling is often overlooked.

April 2022 Words on Wellness Newsletter.

Below you will find your edition of the April 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Meatless Meals·    Recipe for Santa Fe Stuffed Potatoes·    Can You Outgrow a Food Allergy?·    Walk with Ease: A Program for Better Living

ASAC Participates in National Drug & Alcohol Fact Week

National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week was March 21-27 and April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This can be a time to encourage a conversation with youth about the facts of drug use and dependence. It provides an opportunity to bring together students, educators, healthcare providers and community partners to improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities.
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CDC Recommends Additional Boosters for Certain Individuals

 Boosters are safe, and people over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster 4 months after their prior dose to increase their protection further. This is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe disease from COVID-19 as they are the most likely to benefit from receiving an additional booster dose at this time.

FDA Investigation of Cronobacter Infections: Powdered Infant Formula

Do not use recalled Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas produced at Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI, facilityIf you want to check if your powdered formula is part of the recall, you can enter the product lot code on the bottom of your package on the company’s websiteExternal Link Disclaimer.If you have questions or need information about the recall, you can Submit Questions/Get Assistance.

Impact Life to hold Blood Drive April 13

The next Lions/ImpactLife Blood drive is scheduled for April 13 at the Shellsburg Legion Hall. To register please call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or You can also schedule to donate by clicking this link, Thank you for supporting this great cause. The blood bank is in serious need for blood at this time, so any donate is greatly appreciated.
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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

By Ricki HallThe month of April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. When the topic of alcohol is being discussed, there is often misinformation in the conversation. We want our community to be safe and healthy, so let’s work together to understand the effects of alcohol.Alcohol works by slowing down the brain. When alcohol is paired with caffeine, a stimulant that increases brain activity, the brain has a difficult time processing the amount of alcohol that is in the body.

IDPH Celebrates International Adolescent Health Week

 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing International Adolescent Health Week March 20-26, 2022, and encourages all Iowans to put the health, safety, and well-being of children first every day, but especially during this week. Despite the challenges young people face today, Iowa teens are thriving:The percentage of 11th grade students who reported having at least one drink of alcohol in the past 30 days decreased from 26.
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