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Benton County Community Health and Wellness Fair

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 5th, 2019
LET’S MAKE CONNECTIONS! We invite exhibitors to take advantage of this opportunity as Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation hosts the Fifth Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. This year’s theme is “Make HEALTHY Connections!” Our focus is to empower our community as advocates of their health and well-being.

February WOW Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · January 22nd, 2019
Attached you will find your edition of the February WOW newsletter. This edition features: Click to view · Food for Thought: The Gut-brain Axis · Recipe for Strawberry S’mores · How Clean Is That Coffee Machine? · Live Healthy Iowa 5k

New Year resolutions are common this time of year. Some are easily broken; others are sincerely made, but hard to keep. The decision to eliminate tobacco from your life is a commitment that takes self-control and support. Benton County reminds residents who have made the healthy choice to quit smoking that help and support is available through Quitline Iowa.

Give Someone Another Year

By Virginia Gay Hospital · January 18th, 2019
Blood donors who roll up their sleeve to make a lifesaving gift with LifeServe Blood Center can give someone one more year! One blood donation can save up to three local hospital patients. It’s not just trauma victims who need blood; premature babies, cancer patients, transplant recipients, and new mothers can all use blood as part of lifesaving treatment.

Union Community Schools Closed due to Norovirus

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
The Union Community School District announced that it will be closed for cleaning after a staff member found out that they had been infected with the Norovirus. The classes are canceled district wide tomorrow, January 18. Norovirus is a highly contagious disease that is spread through contact with the infected person, surfaces, contaminated food or water.

Conversation on Emerging Drug trends:Parents, Educators, Youth Workers

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
A conversation on emerging drug trends will be held for parents, grandparents, educators, youth & community workers on Tuesday, February 12th, there will be a presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a Question and Answer time to follow. The location of this event will be at the Belle Plaine Community Center, located at 1309 5th Ave.

RECORD NUMBER OF IOWANS GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE IN 2018

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
A record number of Iowans are saying "yes" to organ, tissue, and eye donation resulting in hundreds of lives saved in 2018. Iowa Donor Network (IDN) reports that in 2018, Iowa had the highest number of organ donors in the state's history. In total, 74 deceased donors gave the gift of life which resulted in 248 organs transplanted, also the most ever in Iowa's history.

January WOW Newsletter

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 19th, 2018
Attached you will find your edition of the January WOW newsletter. This edition features: · Small Changes Add Up For Better Health · Recipe for Citrus Infused Water · Is Your Fruit-infused Water Safe? · Did Your Exercise Goals Take A Holiday? Click to view

By: Gabriel Smith, D.C. With cold and flu season underway it is important that we do everything we can to stay healthy and seeking chiropractic care is one of them. Chiropractic has been known to show improved immune function dating all the way back to the 1918 flu pandemic. During the flu pandemic it is estimated that around 50 million people died to the flu, but patients under chiropractic care fared well in comparison to the general population.

Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet Dec. 10

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 5th, 2018
Breast Cancer Survivors will meet Monday, December 10 at Windsor Manor in the dining room at 5:45 for the annual Christmas get together. Please bring a snack to share and a $10 gift for the exchange, if you like. Reminder: Pink Night at the high school girls basketball game is Tuesday, January 22. Our group will not meet in January or February.

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