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Five Tips to Reduce Chronic Pain

By Virginia Gay Hospital · October 16th, 2018
Five Tips to Reduce Chronic Pain 1. Do your research. Learning about the disease processes that affect your chronic pain can help you better understand what will trigger flare-ups and will also help you collaborate with your primary care provider, physical therapist, or other healthcare professional to determine the most effective pain management treatments for you.

Benton County Fair Queen Katie Folkmann says she's very thankful for the people who helped her raise $3,000 during Saturday's Walk to End Alzheimer's in Cedar Rapids. But Katie is continuing to try to raise even more money to fight the disease that she says robbed her of both her grandfathers. "I would like to take a moment and thank everyone who came out to support me and my team and also would like to thank and recognize the other Fair Queens Brittany from Polk County and Courtney Riley from Monroe County in making the journey to join m...

SACK: Knights raise money to 'Sack' SIDS, Autism and Cancer

By Vinton Today · September 24th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_24238" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mark and Elisha Palmer of the Knox Blox Foundation joined the Union captains during SACK night.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24239" align="alignright" width="300"] Union football manager Olivia Scott received the check on behalf of the River Hills facility.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 21

By Vinton Today · September 19th, 2018
Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN, is sharing the following information of public interest. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa Department on Aging and Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition join partners across the state in recognizing September 21, 2018, as Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

If you have a cell phone, you are likely to receive a test emergency message from the federal government on Oct. 3. Originally scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 20, but delayed because of Hurricane Florence, the test text messaging service is designed to warn Americans about pending emergencies or disasters.

Iowa West Nile Virus Activity Highest Since 2003

By Vinton Today · September 15th, 2018
West Nile virus cases have hit the second highest number since the mosquito-born virus was identified in Iowa in 2002. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 73 cases of West Nile virus are under investigation. The highest year was 2003, when Iowa had 147 cases. “School has started, Halloween is just around the corner and some people are even thinking about the holidays, but mosquitoes are still thriving and biting,” said IDPH Deputy Epidemiologist, Dr.

Juul e-smoking is now the "Iphone of Vaping"

By Vinton Today · September 12th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_23874" align="alignleft" width="353"] Pictured is a Juul smoking device.[/caption] Juul Labs touts its Juul e-smoking device as a way to improve the lives of the millions of smokers in the world; the reality is that it is now the most popular new way to get our youth to begin smoking.

Juul e-smoking is now the "Iphone of Vaping"

By Vinton Today · September 12th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_23874" align="alignleft" width="353"] Pictured is a Juul smoking device.[/caption] Juul Labs touts its Juul e-smoking device as a way to improve the lives of the millions of smokers in the world; the reality is that it is now the most popular new way to get our youth to begin smoking.

Dr. Erica Silbernagel joins the Vinton Family Medical Clinic

By Vinton Today · September 5th, 2018
Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics is pleased to announce that Dr. Erica Silbernagel, D.O., will begin seeing patients on Monday, September 17th at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. The Silbernagel family recently moved to Vinton and includes Erica, her husband Colman, and their 18 month-old son Lincoln.

ASAC Action Newsletter

By Vinton Today · September 5th, 2018
Greetings from ASAC! Please check out the newest edition of the ASAC Action Newsletter. Inside, you will find highlights including: Overdose Awareness Day New Online Donation Option to Support ASAC Jackson County Grant Award Tobacco & Nicotine Free Parks Teens & Summer Substance Use ASAC Counselor Diana Jackson Awarded Amy’s Story of Hope International Recovery Month ASAC Helps Families Reconnect We hope you enjoy this month’s updates from ASAC.

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