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Health and Fitness

Open enrollment is underway for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and the Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is available to offer free, unbiased and confidential assistance to Iowans.“Iowans have four new Part D drug plans available to them in 2020 and many new Medicare Advantage options,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said.

Medicare Advantage Meeting to be held Tuesday, October 8

By Tressa Walton · October 1st, 2019
There will be a Medicare Advantage Meeting held by Wilson-Hite Insurance on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:30-11:30 at the US Bank Building. United Healthcare will be there to talk about upcoming Advantage plans that they will be offering for 2020. To find out if an Advantage plan is right for you, please stop by.

Virginia Gay Hospital Imaging Department receives Mammography Accreditation

By Virginia Gay Hospital · October 1st, 2019
Virginia Gay Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

October Wow newsletter

By Iowa State University · September 30th, 2019
Click here to find your edition of the October WOW newsletter. This edition features:Let’s Talk NutsRecipe for Peanut Butter BallsAnimals in the KitchenYoga: Health Benefits Beyond the Mat

Peer Recovery Zone Meeting Calendar for October

By Vinton Today · September 28th, 2019
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New Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens

By Iowa Department Of Public Health · September 9th, 2019
According to the 2018 Iowa Youth Survey, 22.4% of 11th grade students, 8.3% of eighth grade students and 2.4% of sixth grade students currently use e-cigarettes. The long-term health consequences for youth using these products are unknown. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) now offers a special program for teens who want to quit using tobacco, including e-cigarettes.

Iowa DNR and the Iowa Donor Network launch new donor registry

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · September 5th, 2019
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launched a new organ, eye, and tissue donor registry on Wednesday, September 4th. The new registry makes it possible for Iowans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors when obtaining a hunting, fishing or fur harvester license.The new registry was created after Governor Kim Reynolds signed “Logan’s Law”, a bill named after 15-year-old Logan Luft.


By Vinton Today · September 4th, 2019
PEER SUPPORT RECOVERY811 D Avenue @ the Benton County Access CenterWednesday’s 8-12Who we help: Those in mourning, isolated, depressed, lonely, manic, anxious, angry, or anything you may need to discuss.The PRZ is a place for adults living with mental illness. Simply out, this is a fun and safe place to come and socialize with but also gain support from peers.


By Red Cross · September 4th, 2019
Please consider being a Red Cross blood donor on Thursday, September 5, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate Center.  If you want to walk-in, late afternoon is the best time.  Appointments can be made online at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling Kristie at (319) 472-4292. 

Blood Donations Needed Locally

By Vinton Today · September 3rd, 2019
LifeServe Blood Center is urging blood donors to roll up a sleeve to save local hospital patients this September.LifeServe Blood Center is a provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. In order to make sure LifeServe’s hospital partners’ needs are met, blood donors, whether first time or gallon level, are needed each and every day.

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