Health And Fitness
Don’t Let the Blood Supply Fall
The community blood supply has been low due to lower donor turnout. LifeServe is calling on all blood donors to help boost this blood supply this fall.Someone requires a blood transfusion every 2 seconds. 100% of the blood products needed by your community hospital come from LifeServe blood donors.Make an appointment at an upcoming neighborhood blood drive near you.
Dementia Friendly Vinton Training December 5, 6:00 p.m.
Are you wanting an insight into Dementia? Join us on Monday, December 5th 6:00 pm at the Vinton Palace Theatre for an interactive experience and education about Dementia. Please register : https://forms.gle/bHjBSSvdnk6VvnBb9
Virginia Gay Hospital Receives Performance Leadership Award for Outcomes
As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Virginia Gay Hospital today announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
Naloxone Can Save a Life
Did you know that ASAC's prevention team offers naloxone (Narcan) training for groups or individuals? Naloxone is the best way to assist someone experience an opioid overdose and can save a life. ASAC's Prevention Specialists recommend that anyone who uses, or is close to someone who uses, illicit or prescribed opioids be trained to the use of naloxone.
Miller announces Iowa to receive $19.9 million in Walmart opioid settlement
Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that he and a coalition of attorneys general have reached a $3.1 billion settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores. The settlement will provide more than $19.9 million to Iowa and will require significant improvements in how Walmart's pharmacies handle opioids.
SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Available at VGH
Medicare Counselling Services for Iowans, by appointment only, is available at Virginia Gay Hospital. Please call Barb at 319-472-6200 to schedule an appointment!
ASAC Youth Day Treatment Services
Leadership at the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), serving Linn, Benton, Jones, Jackson, Dubuque, Delaware and Clinton counties is excited to announce a change in Youth Services programming effective 12.1.2022. ASAC will be opening the SETH Program (Strength, Empowerment and Teens Health), in honor of Seth Johnston.ASAC has been providing Youth Residential programming since 1984.
Questions about Medicare?
Tressa Walton from Wilson Hite Insurance will be holding a Medicare Informational Session at the Vinton Public Library on Tuesday, November 8th, at 10 am and on Tuesday, November 15th at 2 pm.Bring your questions and find some answers!
Peer Recovery Zone November Schedule
Come join the fun!! 18 years or older!Bring a drink or snack! Stay the day!! Our Prz is a safe place where people can connect withothers sharing same life experiences. While at the PRZ you can have healthy discussions,participate in workshops & crafts, and having fun while spending time with people just likeyou!Vinton-PRZ is held from 9:30-1:30 at the Social Service Building, 800 D Ave in Vinton in the conference room.
Participation in Take Back Day helps reduce opioid addiction, overdose deaths
Attorney General Tom Miller encourages Iowans to help curb the state’s opioid epidemic by participating in National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29. The National Take Back program provides opportunities twice a year for Iowans to properly dispose of unused medications. Since 2016, Iowans have disposed of more than 186,800 pounds – or 93 tons – of prescription medication at Take Back Day events.