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Breast Cancer Survivors to meet December 2

By Vinton Today · November 18th, 2019
Breast Cancer Survivors will meet Monday, December 1 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.  Reminder: Our group will not have regular meetings in January or February.  If you have questions, call Deb Wilberg 472-4042, Angie Tharp 472-2994,  Lu Karr  319-5609408 or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862.

Immediate Medical Response (IMR) Class Offered

By Vinton Today · November 13th, 2019
(The class you take after Stop the Bleed.)Have you taken STB and want to know more in-depth information and practice the skills more? This is that class. IMR is a hands-on class, while not required highly encouraged.This class will cover the following:Anatomy & PhysiologyMARCH algorithm (TCCC based)Movement techniquesScenarios(This is not an all encompassing list.

Survive Today offers Stop the Bleed Class for 2019

By Vinton Today · November 12th, 2019
The final class of 2019 will be offered by Survive Today on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the North Benton Ambulance Service on W. 4th St.This class will cover:Basic and relevant anatomyCalling 911Direct pressureWound packingTourniquetsChest sealsClass time: 1800 - 2000North Benton has hosted several STB (Stop the Bleed) classes this year resulting in students leaving prepared to deal with life-threatening hemorrhage.

We all need connection. Connectedness between individuals; between families and the greater community; among community organizations and institutions. Connectedness refers to a sense of being cared for, supported, and belonging, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, strong, positive relationships with others can be highly protective against suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

November WOW (Words on Wellness) Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · October 31st, 2019
Click to ViewAttached you will find your edition of the November WOW newsletter. This edition features:Why You Might Need More PotassiumRecipe for Autumn SoupUgly Fruits & Vegetables – Are They Safe?Workouts with a Buddy

Peer Recovery Zone Calendar of Events for November

By Vinton Today · October 31st, 2019

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted the upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the West Des Moines Police Department’s drug take back site. Prescription Drug Take Back Day — which will be officially recognized on Sat., Oct. 26 this year — is a partnership across several state agencies, local law enforcement, businesses and community organizations.

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.

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