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Take steps to a healthier lifestyle with Virginia Gay Weight Management Clinic

By Virginia Gay Hospital · December 23rd, 2019
VINTON, IA, – With the year 2020 just around the corner, many will be considering what to do about New Year’s Resolutions. Be more organized. Make new friends. Be more positive. Take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. If the latter is on your list, Virginia Gay Hospital has a program that may be of help.

Aquilion Prime SP Delivers Balance Between Image Quality and Lower Dose for Wide Range of Patient Populations VINTON, IA – To make CT exams as safe and accurate as possible for patients, Virginia Gay Hospital, in Vinton, Iowa, has installed the AquilionTM Prime SP system from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Area Grief Support Groups to begin in January

By Vinton Today · December 19th, 2019
Two new grief support groups will be starting in Benton County. There will be a new monthly support group for all people experiencing grief caused by loss. The sessions are designed to help people move through or within their own grief journey.Participants will receive support and companionship.People that would like to socialize and eat before the meeting may arrive at 11:30 to purchase a meal.


By Above The Influence Coalition · December 17th, 2019
By David Condry, Above The Influence CoalitionDuring the holidays, many people look forward to celebrating with their family and friends, and serving alcohol is often a part of that celebration. To ensure that everyone remains safe and enjoys their holiday gatherings, it is always important to take the extra time for necessary planning.

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes Dr. Emily Guerber to the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. Dr. Guerber received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota and completed a residency at the Mayo program in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She is the fifth physician now practicing at Virginia Gay’s Vinton clinic. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, Dr.

Make ASAC part of your gidivg Tuesday

By ASAC · December 2nd, 2019
On Tuesday, December 3, ASAC will participate in Giving Tuesday. It is a day when the world of good organizations is doing a lot of asking to raise awareness of our needs. We are hoping that you join us in our Three Wishes for Giving Tuesday effort! Wish #1 – PreventionWish #2 – TreatmentWish #3 – Recovery If you believe in ASAC’s work to help individuals and families address the challenges of substance use and gambling disorders, then please help us by:Sharing our need with your friends.

Urbana Family Medical Clinic celebrates expansion of services

By Virginia Gay Hospital · November 25th, 2019
Virginia Gay Hospital and the Urbana Family Medical Clinic celebrated the recent completion of an expansion project at the Urbana clinic with a ribbon-cutting and open house on Thursday, November 21. The community was invited to tour the updated facility with the notable enhancements of four exam rooms, x-ray services, a larger waiting room, a community pharmacy, and an additional primary care provider.

Peer Recovery Zone Meeting held every Wednesday

By Vinton Today · November 21st, 2019
Peer Recovery Zone Meeting We offer free peer recovery zone meetings for adults 18 and over. Peer Recovery provides a safe, fun, caring, and supportive space where adults can connect with others who share similar life experiences. Peer groups increase a sense of belonging and positive mental health.

Leadership Musings

By ASAC · November 20th, 2019
Several times a week someone in the community takes me aside and asks me about treatment for substance use disorder or gambling abuse. It is a stark reminder that these health issue affects someone in almost every family. It is so important that we talk about this within our families and not give up on the individual who may have challenged the family with their behaviors.

Anyone who has raised a child (or been a child) in the last 50 years has surely been thankful for the education, entertainment and connection provided by Sesame Street. Now those lovable Muppets are offering something else to be thankful for. Earlier this year, a new character was introduced as part of the Sesame Street in Communities foster care initiative.

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