Health And Fitness

Iowa CareGivers Conference Offers Free Attendance at Statewide Educational Event

Sponsors Say Thanks to Iowa’s Direct Care Workers for Their Invaluable ContributionsThe first 275 direct care workers (DCWs) and Iowa family caregivers to register will be able to attend free of charge the Iowa CareGivers’ Conference, “Winners at Caregiving, Come on Down,” Oct. 10-11 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campus in Ankeny, Iowa.

VGH Spotlight on Urbana Family Medical Clinic

Providers: Michele Burnes PA-C and Pam Keel ARNPRN: AnnaCMA: Joy and BaileyLPN: KathyRadiology Tech: LindseyReceptionists: Kathy, Jill, Jenni and EmilyHere at the Urbana Family Medical Clinic we practice family medicine. Our patients range in age from days old to 99 years old, soon to be 100 in November. We see everything from bumps and bruises to broken bones, a sniffle to influenza, Medication Management to Wellness Visits, dermatology to cortisone injections, lab draws to X-rays.

Skittles recall due to potential presence of metal

SKITTLES" Gummies " Original " Wild Berry " Sour " Original 5.8oz, 2.93oz, 12oz " Wild Berry - 5.8oz, 2.93oz, 12oz " Sour 5.8oz " Original Peg Pack, Stand up Pouch " Wild Berry Peg Pack, Stand up Pouch " Sour Peg PackCode Information:STARBURST" Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz 10022000253092 136, 139, 140 STARBURST" Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz 10022000253818 00022000284648 136, 139, 140 STARBURST" Gummies Sours Share Size 3.

Blood Drive August 17 at Shellsburg American Legion

The Shellsburg Lions will once again be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 17 from 2:30 pm to 5:15 pm at the American Legion.To make an appointment contact Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or click the donor link to self-schedule online.

Words on Wellness August Newsletter

Vaccine Clinic for the month of August

Department Spotlight: Operating Room

Contessa and Katie serve as Surgical Technologists The Operating Room team at Virginia Gay Hospital is comprised of three main roles, Surgical Technologists, Central Sterilization Technologists, and Registered Nurses. Each department has a set of responsibilities in preparation for surgeries.Patients have certain responsibilities like completing pre-op testing, following the NPO (Nil per os or Nothing by mouth) orders, and following the instructions to hold or take their home medications.

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HHS and DNR Confirm Naegleria fowleri at Lake of Three Fires Media

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in conjunction with the CDC, have confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri in Lake of Three Fires located in Taylor county.Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba that commonly occurs in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. In extremely rare cases, it can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a brain infection that may result when water containing the amoeba rushes up the nose and reaches the brain.

DNR weighs options for brain-eating amoeba

-Jared StrongState officials are considering whether to test more lakes, put up warning signs and launch a public-awareness campaign after a Missouri resident who swam at a southern Iowa lake recently died after being infected by a brain-eating amoeba.“We’re having those discussions about what happens next,” said Tammie Krausman, a spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
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