Health And Fitness
Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Receives 2023 Customer Experience Award
Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab announced that Pinnacle Quality Insight presented them with a 2023 Customer Experience Award, with honors in 12 categories:· Overall Satisfaction· Nursing Care· Dining Service· Individual Needs· Laundry Service· Communication from Facility· Response to Problems· Recommend to Others· Professional Therapy Services· Admission Process· Safety and Security· Overall Customer ExperienceQualifying for the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award means that Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab has placed in the top 15% of care providers nationwide across a 12-month average.
WOW Newsletter – January 2023
While the end of January is fast approaching, it’s not too late to get building new healthy habits. Check out the ‘Make Better Choices’ article for some suggestions to get started! Attached you will find your edition of the January 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:· Handling Leftovers and Food Safety· Recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Chili· The Joy of Physical Activity· Make Better Choices Easier Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.
ImpactLife Blood Drive Feb. 8, 2023 in Shellsburg
The Shellsburg Lions will once again be hosting a blood drive at the Shellsburg American Legion on Wed. Feb 8 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or schedule online at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor
Impact Life Blood Drive is scheduled for January 26, Van Horne
Impact Life Blood Drive is scheduled for January 26 at the Van Horne Community Center from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment please contact ImpactLife Cedar Rapids at 800-747-5401 or visit online at www.bloodcenter.org
HHS Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl Threat
The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce the launch of a multi-platform, multi-audience messaging campaign aimed at educating parents and young Iowans about the dangers of counterfeit pills and fentanyl.More and more young Iowans are experimenting with pills believing they will help them feel better, study more effectively or reduce social anxiety.
VGH to offer Diabetes Prevention Program Classes in February
Virginia Gay Hospital Diabetes Prevention Program will be offering new classes beginning in February. Visit with your Primary Care Physician or call Sara Wattnem, Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at 319-472-6254 for more information. 1 in 3 American Adults has prediabetes, do you? HELPFUL LIFESTYLE TIPS The best way to reverse prediabetes is by joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.
American Red Cross Blood Drive January 26
The American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive at the Vinton Skate Center, 1703 C Avenue, on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 12:30-5:30. Please call 1-800-RED-Cross / 1-800-733-2767 to schedule. You may also schedule online @ RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code Vinton.
LifeServe Blood Drive event for January 24 Canceled
The Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community Blood Drive scheduled for January 24th has been canceled. The next event will be held on March 28, 2023.Please contact your chairperson or LifeServe Blood Center at 800.287.4903 to reschedule your appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience.Thank you for being a contributor in your community!
Quinapril, blood pressure medication recall
Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling four (4) lots of Quinapril Tablets to the patient (consumer/user) level due to the presence of a nitrosamine impurity, N-Nitroso-Quinapril, observed in recent testing above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) level. To date, Lupin has received no reports of illness that appear to relate to this issue.