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Health and Fitness

December WOW Newsletter provides holiday help

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 17th, 2018
The December WOW newsletter includes the following features: Holiday Mealtime · Recipe for Vegetable Pasta Soup · Adapting Recipes with Raw Eggs · Let’s Deskercise! CLICK to view.

Dr. Brian Meeker, DO, a physician with Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics attended the American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy (AAPCE) event in Atlanta, Georgia on November 2nd and 3rd. Dr. Meeker shared data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showing that Virginia Gay’s prevention and awareness efforts have helped make Benton County’s rate of colon cancer for people 50 years and older the lowest in Iowa.

November 15, 2018 – Today, on National Rural Health Day, Virginia Gay Hospital announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence for performance in the top quartile for patient outcomes among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 8th, 2018
Breast Cancer Survivors: This month we will meet at the Governor Sherman building at 6 pm Monday, November 12. You may enter from the front or back. Dandeena Schadle will lead us in a winter painting project. Feel free to bring a snack to share and a beverage of your choice; plates, cups, etc. will be supplied.

Be A Hero - Give Blood

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 8th, 2018
Lend a little bit of yourself to make this blood drive a success. Simply click on this link to find out more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment!

Vinton Family Medical Clinic to hold walk-in flu clinic this Saturday

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 1st, 2018
You have the power to protect those who can’t protect themselves this flu season. The Vinton Family Medical Clinic will be having a walk-in flu vaccination clinic this Saturday, November 3rd, from 8 am-Noon. Please feel free to walk-in or call to schedule an appointment ahead of time at 319-472-6300.

Donate Blood November 14

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 24th, 2018
Each year, more than 500,000 lives are positively impacted across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota because of LifeServe Blood Center blood donors. It takes less than one hour to give blood and in that hour, a volunteer blood donor can help save the lives of up to three different hospital patients.

Words on Wellness

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 19th, 2018
This edition features: · The Flexitarian Diet: A Flexible Way to Eat Well · Recipe for Black Bean Burgers · How Dangerous Is Double Dipping? · The Scoop on Hot Yoga Click to view

Virginia Gay Urges – Fight The Flu

By Virginia Gay Hospital · October 18th, 2018
Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics have just released a campaign encouraging everyone to avoid influenza. The "Fight The Flu" campaign is targeted at informing and encouraging the community to take the flu seriously, and to take the simple steps needed to protect yourself and those who can't protect themselves.

Rick Murphy presents the check to VGH Administrator Mike Riege, VGH Foundation Director Robin Martin and VGH Foundation Board President Don Eells. For twenty years the Murphy family has been sponsoring an annual golf tournament in honor of Marlene and Dick Murphy, both of whom lost their lives to cancer.

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