Health And Fitness
On Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9:00 AM to noon at the Vinton Public Library, a free health and wellness event will be held for families with young children.The following services will be available at this event:· Childhood vaccinations· Car seat safety inspection and installation· Vision screening· Hearing screening· Dental screening· Lead screening· Developmental screening· Social-emotional developmental screening· Flower planting activity with a Master Gardener· Officers from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office will also be on hand to visit with families.
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Vinton Unlimited organized a "Progressive Health Tour" of several health-related businesses and facilities that serve in the health care field. Raemi Chavez, the Pharmacy Manager at Hy-Vee shared the services offered through the pharmacy. She shared that the store offers COVID vaccines, and home COVID test kits which are now available through most insurance providers.
Vinton Unlimited hosted their first-ever "Progressive" Business After-Hours. The "Progressive After-Hours Healthcare Edition" began at Virginia Gay Hospital with a meal and displays presented by the various departments. The informational booths shared upgrades in services as well as demonstrations of the functions of the hospital. Physical Therapy shared various types of treatment that they offer to patients.
Below you will find the April NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:· Lowering Cholesterol with Diet· Applesauce· Save the Date!· Check Your Storage Temperatures· Re
Virginia Gay went live with a new cardiac monitoring system on Wednesday. The Emergency Room, Med-Surg and Operating Room are transitioning to the new Nihon Kohden monitoring system. The system will be integrating the data with the EPIC electronic health record. This integration will let the clinical staff spend a little less time charting and more time with our patients.
Vinton Unlimited “Progressive” Business After-Hours A Progressive After-Hours Healthcare Edition! On April 6th If you’re a Vinton Unlimited member, or interested in becoming a member, you’re invited to join others and see what’s new in the healthcare field! Like a “Progressive Dinner,” we’ll all start together at 5:15 then m
Problem Gambling can be identified as something that leads to financial stress or it gets out of control as the gambler tries to make up losses or spends needed family funds purchasing scratch or lottery tickets. Check out ASAC's Clinical Director, Cassandra Collins, discussion on what problem gambling is and how to get help.Listen HereDespite an annual increase in Iowans gambling, the issue of Problem Gambling is often overlooked.
Below you will find your edition of the April 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:· Meatless Meals· Recipe for Santa Fe Stuffed Potatoes· Can You Outgrow a Food Allergy?· Walk with Ease: A Program for Better Living
National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week was March 21-27 and April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This can be a time to encourage a conversation with youth about the facts of drug use and dependence. It provides an opportunity to bring together students, educators, healthcare providers and community partners to improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities.