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Health And Fitness

Shellsburg Lions to hold blood drive December 20

The Shellsburg Lions will also be holding the next blood drive on December 20. Please call 319-389-2682 to sign up. The blood drive is still very short on supply and donors are greatly needed. The Shellsburg Lions are always looking for new or returning members. If you have any questions, please call Ed Shaeffer at 319- 389-2682.

Hawkeye Community College to Host Health Careers Open House November 15

Hawkeye Community College will host a Health Careers Open House on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, 120 Jefferson St, Waterloo, Iowa.The event will showcase more than 20 healthcare careers. Attendees can learn about short-term training programs, degrees, and transfer options; scholarships; financial aid; and more.
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, October 28

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28th. In Vinton, there are two locations where drugs can be disposed. Drugs cn be dropped off at the Benton County Sheriffs Department or at the HyVee Pharmacy. Clean out those medicine cabinets and any other places you store your medications. Items that are accepted include:Prescription medications, patches, ointments, medication for pets, and over-the-counter drugsItems that are not accepted:Syringes, inhalers, and aerosolsHow to package items:Remove medications from their original containers.

Ladies Night Out Mammogram Screening Event - Oct. 26th - 5PM to 7:30PM

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 26th  for an after-hours Mammogram Screening Event. Enjoy appetizers and beverages and get your annual mammogram. We will be open until 7:30 PM. Request an order from your doctor, call (319)472-6300 and schedule your appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted, but scheduling will help to avoid delays. Meet our Radiology Techs: Tiffnie and Lindsey, providing imaging and mammography services.

Caregiver Wellness Day Registration due by October 15

Monday, November 6, 2023The Hotel at Kirkwood Center • 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar RapidsThis free event is a day to celebrate all that you do as a family caregiver!Heritage AAA and the Caregiver Wellness Day Planning Committee are committed to supporting family caregivers on every step of their caregiving journey. Each of these journeys is unique and each one deserves to be celebrated.
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October Words on Wellness

Attached you will find your edition of the October 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Food and Mood·    Recipe for White Bean Dip·    Creating a self-care plan·    Is shrinkflation affecting your finances? Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

Local Health Professional Earns Patient Safety Credential

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Dawn Stephenson, RN, CPPS of Vinton as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).“Earning this credential attests to Dawn’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, President, CBPPS.

VGH and Clinics Advocates for COVID Vaccine to Safely Navigate the Indoor Season

Protect yourself and your loved ones during the upcoming holidays(Vinton, Iowa) – With temperatures beginning to drop and Iowans spending more time inside, Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services are recommending flu and COVID vaccines to ensure the safety and well-being of those in our community.The indoor season presents unique challenges as enclosed spaces often help contribute to the increased transmission of respiratory viruses.
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A Loss and a Plea to care for Yourself

Brian and Lesley in October 2021  My name is Lesley Friedhoff.  I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Madison, WI; I also served as an Active Duty Psychologist in the United States Air Force for 6 years.  I am the sister-in-law of Stacie (Friedhoff) Marzen who resides in Vinton, IA with her family. The following is an essay I wrote and shared publicly on social media on what would have been my husband’s 44th Birthday on August 2nd, 2023.

Blood Drive at Virginia Gay Hospital, September 26 12-4:30 p.m.

Calling all LifeServers! We need immediate donations to boost the blood supply. Our local blood supply is critically low. Please book an appointment at our upcoming blood drive by clicking the link below.Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community09/26/2023 (12:30 pm - 04:30 pm)502 N 9th AveVirginia Gay Hospital-Clinic Conference RoomVinton, IA 52349Each day hundreds of injured or ill hospital patients in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska require blood transfusions.
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