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One day class for ACE Interface Training being offered

By Vinton Today · August 28th, 2019
This course provides an in-depth look at adverse childhood experiences and is designed for educators, human service providers, law enforcement, and others concerned about the resiliency and wellbeing of individuals who have experienced trauma.Participants will be able to:· Define Adverse Childhood Experiences· Explain the research behind ACES and how it impacts the developing brain at critical stages· Describe the impact of ACES on those we serveAGENDA8:30-9:00 Registration9:00-9:15 Impact of Toxic Stress on Brain Development9:15-10:00 The ACEs...

Iowa Teen Vaccination Rates Rise

By Vinton Today · August 26th, 2019
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds the immunization rates for Iowa teens rose from 2017 to 2018 and exceed both the regional (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) and national averages.The 2018 National Immunization Survey measures coverage for the Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough), meningococcal and HPV vaccines among teens aged 13 to 17.

Peer Support Recovery to meet on Wednesdays

By Vinton Today · August 25th, 2019
Peer Support Recovery Vinton PRZ located at 811 D Ave. in the access center will meet on Wednesday’s from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Who we help: Those that in mourning, isolated, depressed, lonely, manic, anxious, angry or anything else.The PRZ is a place for adults living with mental illness. Simply put, this is a fun and safe place to come and socialize with but also gain support from peers.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Tuesday, September 3

By Janet Woodhouse · August 25th, 2019
Breast Cancer Survivors will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 3 in the dining room at Windsor Manor in Vinton. A program will be given by the dietitian of Virginia Gay Hospital. No reservations are necessary; the meal is a $7 donation. Since we are now meeting quarterly, the next meeting won't be until December.

Vaping-related Illnesses Reported among Iowa Young Adults

By Vinton Today · August 23rd, 2019
Several states have recently reported cases of severe respiratory illness among teenagers and young adults with a history of vaping. Reported symptoms include cough, fatigue, dizziness, headache, vomiting and diarrhea, chest pain, and worsening difficulty breathing, sometimes requiring intensive care.

September WOW Newsletter

By Iowa State University · August 21st, 2019
Attached you will find your edition of the September WOW newsletter. This edition features:You Herb It Here FirstRecipe for CroutonsHerbs and Spices Have an Expiration DayAny Movement is Better Than No MovementClick to view

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or drink a product sold online as a medical treatment due to a recent rise in reported health issues. Since 2010, the FDA has warned consumers about the dangers of Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol, Water Purification Solution (WPS) and other similar products.

Virginia Gay Hospital begins weight management clinic

By Virginia Gay Hospital · August 16th, 2019
Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $399, payable in two installments, for the program that is not covered by insurance.

August Stop the Bleed Class

By Vinton Today · August 11th, 2019
The community of Vinton and the surrounding areas, your interest and support in the Stop the Bleed training we have been hosting over the last several months has been outstanding. We want to continue with the track we are on and training as many citizens within our community as possible. Please consider taking this essential life-saving class.

New Study Finds Increase in Iowa Gamblers "At Risk"

By Vinton Today · August 9th, 2019
A new Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) study, Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors: A 2018 Survey of Adult Iowans, estimates over 1.7 million (73.8%) adult Iowans gambled during the past 12 months. Of that number, about 315,000 (13.6%) are classified as “at-risk,” meaning they are experiencing some symptoms of problem gambling.

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