Health And Fitness
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award. Ten Iowa long-term care facilities were recognized by AHCA/NCAL with this award, which encompassed nearly 400 long-term and post-acute care providers in 47 states.Ten Iowa long-term care facilities received this award, which included Benton County's Belle Plaine Specialty Care, in Belle Plaine.
Entomologist discusses strategies for avoiding ticks and the diseases they spreadTicks, and the pathogens they carry, can pose a serious risk to human health. As the weather warms and Iowans spend more time outside, the risk of tick diseases can be lowered by avoiding ticks, checking for tick hitchhikers upon returning indoors, and removing any attached ticks promptly and effectively.
On June 1, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the signing of HF 265 to license certified professional midwives in Iowa. Thirty-seven other states and the District of Columbia currently regulate the practice of midwifery, making Iowa the 38th state.The bill provides licensure for Certified Professional Midwives (CPM), also referred to as direct-entry midwives, which are certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).
Benton County Public Health Clinic.Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Wednesday, June 7th , 2023, 11am-3pm: Vaccine Clinic for adults Pfizer/Moderna Friday, June 9th , 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna
Hawkeye Community College will host a Health Careers Open House on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa.The need for skilled healthcare workers has never been greater. For example, Iowa Workforce Development projects that Iowa must staff 9,000 additional home health and personal care aids and 2,500 additional nurses each year to keep up with demand.
A "Welcome to Medicare" FREE Seminar will be held at the following time and location.Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2023. Time: 9 am-11 amLocation:Vinton Family Medical Clinic 504 North 9th Ave Vinton, Iowa 52349 Registration is required. Call 319-472-6230 to register. Seating is limited.
Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Wednesday, May 31st , 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Friday, June 2nd , 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Saturday, June 3rd , 2023, 8am-Noon: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pf
The Iowa Cancer Consortium, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, will distribute over 80 gallons of sunscreen through its Sun-Safety Community Project this summer. As a 2023 awardee, Virginia Gay Hospital received 2 OF THE GALLONS of sunscreen for visitors to use at our Party in Pink 5K on June 16th, at VGH Party in the Park booth on June 17th and other community events throughout the summer.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued swimming warnings for three state parks in its first beach report of the year.Due to the high bacteria levels, the department does not recommend swimming in the following lakes: Union Grove State Park in Tama CountyLake Keomah State Park in Mahaska CountySouth Lake of Pine Lake State Park in Hardin County.
Benton County Public Health Clinic.Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Friday, Ma