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When Rumors Fly, Turn to Trusted Resources

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 19th, 2020
When a new virus like coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) emerges on the public health scene, there are many questions. It is normal to be concerned about COVID-19, which has caused so much illness and death in China. Public health officials take every disease outbreak seriously and Benton County Public Health has been working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn about COVID-19 and its risk to Iowans.

The world is a better place with you in it

By Vinton Today · February 17th, 2020
By Jamie Stander Calling all VINTON-SHELLSBURG, CPU and BENTON COMMUNITY middle schoolers and high schoolers…On Sunday, March 15, from 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Benton County Fairgrounds (1702 2nd Ave. Vinton) I am looking for help with something that is dear to my heart, has affected my loved ones lives and my life in some way shape or form and is something I feel deeply that I need to do.

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes Brendan Leiran, PA-C

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 14th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Brendan Leiran, PA-C, as an Emergency Room/Hospitalist. He received a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from St. Ambrose University and has experience as a physician assistant simultaneously working in both Urgent Care for Mercycare in Cedar Rapids and orthopedics/sports medicine at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa.

Vinton Lutheran Home offering Support Group for Dementia Caregivers

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 14th, 2020
Vinton Lutheran Home Communities is offering a Dementia Support Group which wlll begin on Tuesday, February 18th. The event is open to caregivers, family, friends and those diagnosed with a dementia related illness. For more information, click on their Facebook page here!

Benton County Public Health Role in Novel Coronavirus Response

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 13th, 2020
Benton County Public Health continues to work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners to monitor and respond to novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and has since been detected in other parts of the world, including the U.

Health & Wellness Exhibitors Needed!

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 4th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation is seeking health and safety-related businesses and organizations to share their expertise on healthy lifestyle topics with our community. The Sixth Annual Benton County Community Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 8 am to noon on Saturday, April 4, at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School.

It’s Not Too Late to Protect You and Your Family From the Flu

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 3rd, 2020
Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Benton County Public Health, and testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate flu activity continues to be widespread in Iowa. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. “As long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get the vaccine,” said Benton County Public Health Director Katie Cox, BSN, RN.

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes Vinton native Wes Lyons to hospital staff

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 2nd, 2020
It’s a homecoming for Vinton native, Wes Lyons, PA-C, who is joining the staff at Virginia Gay Hospital as an Emergency Room/Hospitalist.Lyons is a graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Drake University, Des Moines, a master's in public health from George Washington University, Washington, D.

PRZ Activity Calendar

By Vinton Today · February 2nd, 2020
Peer Support Center calendar for February, activities held at the Rural Access Center Conference Room, The center is located at 811 D. Ave.Player's choice of games, adult coloring and conversation topic happening every day.5th Art Therapy, coloring, discussion and craft day12th Movie 19th Dealing with Anxiety, Learn simple coping mechanisms26th People's choice

February 2020 WOW newsletter

By Iowa State University · January 30th, 2020
Attached you will find your edition of the February 2020 WOW newsletter. Click to viewThis edition features:5 Reasons to Love AvocadosRecipe for Veggie Bean WrapHandling Avocados SafelySafe Walking on Snow and Ice

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