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Health and Fitness

Parenting and Prevention

By Curt Wheeler, Prevention Specialist · 11:22am July 31st, 2015 · 6 hours ago
As school approaches some parents may be wondering or perhaps even worrying about what kind of “crowd” their kid will gravitate to and what will there kid be “into?” We as parents work hard to instill values and skills that we hope will help our kids be successful, but have we adequately prepared them? When it comes to substance abuse prevention, there are values and skills that can increase resilience, which can decrease the likelihood that a kid will choose to use drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or vaporizers.

Alcohol and your college student

By Lindsey Elam, ASAC · 8:47am July 31st, 2015 · 9 hours ago
You made it! You gave them a hug goodbye, wiped away your tears, and told them to be safe and have fun. After 18 hard years, you have successfully dropped your kid off at college. While it may seem like you should be able to kick back now (and I am sure you deserve it), did you know that staying active and involved with your child at college can still impact how successful they can be at college? According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), your college freshman will establish their drinking habits within th...

Greg Walston's VGH Therapy Experience - from Thrive Magazine

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 4:18pm July 30th, 2015
When people told Greg Walston his walk made him look like he was 90 years old, he shrugged it off. To him, he just walked like a Walston; his dad had hip problems and two uncles had hip replacement surgery, so hip problems run in his family. But after struggling with pain for several years, reality came calling in the form of an x-ray and a conversation with Dr.

Multiple Myeloma support group to meet July 25

By Vinton Today · 10:19am June 29th, 2015
The Cedar Rapids Multiple Myeloma Support Group will meet Saturday, July 25 NOTICE TIME/DATE CHANGE THIS MONTH ONLY When: Saturday, July 25, 12:30 pm , lunch served, RSVP to contact below Where: Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, Community Room Topic: New chemotherapy to treat myeloma Speaker: Dr.

Life Serve blood drives set for Keystone, Vinton

By Vinton Today · 11:55am June 24th, 2015
The Life Serve Blood Center is planning two upcoming Give an hour to save lives at an upcoming blood drives: Keystone Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at St John Lutheran Church, 201 4th Ave. Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community Blood Drive, Friday, July 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Virginia Gay Hospital, 502 N 9th Ave.

Benton County Public Health Announcement - Shigellosis Cluster in Linn County

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 5:35pm June 18th, 2015
Melissa Smith, Virginia Gay Hospital’s Director of Public Health and Home Health, urges Benton County residents to be especially cautious of becoming infected with the Shigella bacteria (Shigellosis) recently striking Linn County according to the Linn County public health officials and as reported by KCRG.

Community Blood Drive this Thursday from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m.

By Kristie Davis · 11:34am June 17th, 2015
The Red Cross Vinton Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, June 18, from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center. For an appointment contact Kristie at 472-4292 or email davcdavis@q.com. Donors may also go to redcrossblood.org to sign up. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Red Cross plans Vinton blood drive June 18

By Kristie Davis · 9:17am June 12th, 2015
The Red Cross Vinton Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, June 18, from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center. For an appointment contact Kristie at 472-4292 or email davcdavis@q.com. Donors may also go to redcrossblood.org to sign up. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Workshop on Brain Development to be held June 17th

By Sandy Hamilton · 12:44pm June 9th, 2015
Ever wondered why your child has difficulty remembering to do more than one thing or can't seem to get organized or just what your adolescent was thinking? Through the collaborative efforts of the Benton/Iowa Decategorization Project, Building Directions for Families, Inc., V-S Schools and the Benton County Above the Influence Coalition a two day workshop on Brain Development will be held in Vinton on June 17th and Independence on June 18th which may give you some insight into quandaries! The presenter for this workshop will be Fr...

C.R. Myeloma group to meet June 18

By Vinton Today · 5:50pm June 6th, 2015
The Cedar Rapids Multiple Myeloma Support Group will have its summer potluck June 18. Details: When: June 18, 5:30 - 7:00PM Summer potluck: Everyone brings a side dish to share and meat is provided by Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, (RSVP to number below) Where: Community Room, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Speaker: Cassie Willits, Licensed Massage Therapist For more information, call Inez at (319) 298-9347 or email Cedar Rapids@IMFSupport.

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