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Health and Fitness

Virginia Gay Hospital begins weight management clinic

By Virginia Gay Hospital · August 16th, 2019
Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $399, payable in two installments, for the program that is not covered by insurance.

August Stop the Bleed Class

By Vinton Today · August 11th, 2019
The community of Vinton and the surrounding areas, your interest and support in the Stop the Bleed training we have been hosting over the last several months has been outstanding. We want to continue with the track we are on and training as many citizens within our community as possible. Please consider taking this essential life-saving class.

New Study Finds Increase in Iowa Gamblers "At Risk"

By Vinton Today · August 9th, 2019
A new Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) study, Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors: A 2018 Survey of Adult Iowans, estimates over 1.7 million (73.8%) adult Iowans gambled during the past 12 months. Of that number, about 315,000 (13.6%) are classified as “at-risk,” meaning they are experiencing some symptoms of problem gambling.

Area Substance Abuse Council Program for Women Saves Lives

By Vinton Today · August 7th, 2019
The Area Substance Abuse Council’s (ASAC) Heart of Iowa program has been recognized by Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit, in its Iowa Innovations to Address Addiction report, which spotlights innovative programs that address substance use disorders and provide support for families and communities.

PRZ Schedule for August

By Vinton Today · August 2nd, 2019
Peer Support Network Schedule for August

Peer Recovery Zone assists those with recovery

By Vinton Today · July 25th, 2019
By Brandee TrewinThe PRZ (Peer Recovery Zone) is a place for adults living with mental illness. Simply put, this is a fun and safe place to come and socialize with but also gain support from peers. Sometimes we play games, cards, and do fun activities and crafts. We discuss improving both physical and emotional health and self-help activities and other resources available through our community.

August WOW (Words on Wellness) Newsletter

By Iowa State University · July 22nd, 2019
Attached you will find your edition of the August WOW newsletter. This edition features:Putting Mindfulness on Your PlateRecipe for Mexican Corn SaladFair Food SafetyMake Waves for Your Health’s Sake

Give Local Save Local

By Vinton Today · July 10th, 2019
Give blood with LifeServe Blood Center to save local hospital patients!LifeServe Blood Center is the sole provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals and medical centers across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. We don’t hold blood drives in an area unless we serve that county or city’s hospital. When you donate with LifeServe, you can feel good knowing you could be saving the life of someone you know!Make that lifesaving gift at a local blood drive geared toward giving back to your hometown!Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton CommunityBlood Dr...


By Vinton Today · July 8th, 2019
If you are blind or experiencing loss of vision, life can be pretty scary if you don’t have any tools or connections to deal with the situation. Participating in a support group can help you find that you are not alone, and together we can share tips and tricks we have found to overcome difficulties posed by loss of vision.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Quarterly

By Janet Woodhouse · July 7th, 2019
Breast Cancer Survivors have decided to meet quarterly the first Monday. Therefore, the next meeting will be held the first Tuesday in September (due to Labor Day on the first Monday) in the Windsor Manor dining room. More information will be coming. If you have been recently diagnosed, please feel free to reach out to any of the following women for help or support.

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