Support Your Local News
Support Your Local News
Vinton Today

Health and Fitness

Free Resilience Program Helping Iowa Families Manage Stress

By Vinton Today · December 4th, 2020
Developed in response to a recent Iowa parent survey conducted by the nonprofit Worldmaker International, the organization is providing free resilience education this month to Eastern Iowa families. The Pandemic Parenting project is funded by a 2020 CARES Act grant. According to the more than 580 parent survey responses, parents reported that their top challenges are supporting their child’s social and emotional well-being, dealing with changes in schooling, and managing their child’s screen time.

Live Healthy Iowa's 10 Week Wellness Challenge, proudly sponsored by Iowa Food & Family Project, has opened registration for its 20th year. The Challenge, slated for January 11-March 19, 2021, encourages Iowans to make healthy choices through a fun, friendly competition. The challenge is simple and affordable at just $22 per participant.

The Gift of Blood Saves or Sustained 72 Lives

By Virginia Gay Hospital · December 1st, 2020
Mark your calendar for the next blood drive on January 16th, watch for details!Thank you for being a contributor in your community!Whether you had a successful donation or not, your efforts to stop and donate blood did not go unnoticed. Your blood went through 15 different tests today, and tomorrow it will be on its way to hospital patients in need.

Donate Plasma to Fight COVID-19

By Virginia Gay Hospital · November 27th, 2020

December Words on Wellness Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · November 25th, 2020
Click here to find your edition of the December 2020 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:· Pulse Flours: A Healthy Baking Alternative· Recipe for Slow Cooker Lentils· Please Pass the Potatoes· Home Gym Ideas Stay well! For resources to use during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit our Finding Answers Now page.

Rural Health Day November 19

By Virginia Gay Hospital · November 19th, 2020
Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why approximately 57 million people – one in five Americans – call them home. These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural”, bringing to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face and showcasing the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.

Eight months into the pandemic, COVID Recovery Iowa continues to respond to the mental health needs of Iowans across the state. "As it gets colder, as the days get shorter, and people aren't able to get outside as much or gather with their families like they have before, we are concerned that isolation during the holidays and winter could increase with all the stress people are experiencing due to the pandemic," says Karen Hyatt, Emergency Mental Health Specialist.

We need your help!

By Virginia Gay Hospital · November 12th, 2020
Here is a direct link to schedule an appointment!In partnership with the state’s public health department, LifeServe Blood Center is assisting in the fight against COVID-19 by testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies to help understand the spread of the virus and to help identify individuals who may be eligible to provide convalescent plasma for critically ill hospital patients suffering from COVID-19.

Winter Sport Participation Suggestions

By Virginia Gay Hospital · November 12th, 2020
Click to view healthy suggestions for participating in Winter Sports provided by Virginia Gay Hospital.

A Message from VGH asking community for help to stop the spread

By Virginia Gay Hospital · November 11th, 2020
A Memo to Benton County Residents: Many hospitals in our region are operating at capacity or like Virginia Gay Hospital, near capacity with increasing numbers of patients in ER and all of our clinic settings. We are also seeing around 10% of our staff are out, mainly due to community exposure or family care issues.

Page « 3 4 5 6 7 »