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VGH Clinics are open now to serve the Community

By Virginia Gay Hospital · August 31st, 2020
Make your appointment today at any of the following locations!Our clinics are fully open and able to schedule appointments either early mornings or later in the afternoons and early evenings for your convenience. Atkins Family Medical Clinic 401 Cardinal Ave.Atkins, IA 52206Phone: (319) 446-7800Therapy Clinic: (319) 446-7806Monday: 7:00am-7:00pmTuesday: 7:00am-7:00pmWednesday: 7:00am-7:00pmThursday: 7:00am-7:00pmFriday: 7:00am-4:00pmPROVIDERSSamantha Isaac, PA-CAbby Reiter, PA-CUrbana Family Medical Clinic1002 W.

In October 2011, Gov. Terry Branstad led a "Start Somewhere Walk" outside of the Iowa Capitol and invited communities across the state to do the same. It was a call to action for all Iowans to prioritize their health and make physical activity part of their daily routines.Each year after that, a Healthiest State Annual Walk has been held on the first Wednesday of October and hundreds of thousands of Iowans have participated over the course of a decade.


By State Of Iowa · August 19th, 2020
COVID Recovery Iowa is responding to the mental health needs of Iowans impacted by the recent storm. While more than 75,000 Iowans are still without power one week after a derecho destroyed trees, homes and brought down power lines across the state, help is available by contacting the Iowa Concern Hotline.

Atkins Family Medical Clinic to open on Thursday

By Virginia Gay Hospital · August 13th, 2020
The Atkins Family Clinic will be open on Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm for acute patients only. The clinic had been closed since the storm hit, but will be open.

As Iowans continue to push through the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain their new sense of normalcy, parents and guardians of school-aged children are reminded that annual physicals and back-to-school immunizations are still important. According to a report released by the Iowa Department of Public Health, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, well child visits have declined significantly, causing a delay in required and recommended immunizations, health screenings, and referrals.

Team Up for 10’ years of the Healthiest State Annual Walk

By Vinton Today · August 3rd, 2020
Registration for the Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, is now open. On Wednesday, October 7, thousands of Iowans across the state will participate in walks at schools, workplaces and in their communities. Registration is free and easy: to sign-up as a group, household or individual.

WOW Newsletter for August

By Iowa State University · July 31st, 2020
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Benton County at 23 active COVID cases

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 21st, 2020
If there's a 2 week incubation time with COVID, that would put us back almost to the 4th of July weekend. Right now Benton County stands at 94 cases, up more than 10 from the last report shared on Vinton Today. So far, we've had 2,673 tested, with 2,571 negatives. Fortunately, we've only had one death, and 70 recoveries, which leave 23 active cases.

Iowa’s rural communities and families are still coping with the uncertainty, stress, and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial worries and unpredictable commodity prices also continue to contribute to farmers’ anxiety. In response to this ongoing impact, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering weekly online “Question.

The FDA continues receiving reports about the use of the hand sanitizer made by Eskbiochem. FDA is encouraging healthcare professionals, consumers, and patients to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of hand sanitizers to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program: Complete and submit the report online; orDownload and complete the form, then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178.

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