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Health and Fitness

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.

Will Your Junior High Student Try Alcohol This Summer?

By Lindsey Ungs, CPS · 12:34pm May 21st, 2015
“The exact date is June 17th, 1994. I am fourteen, which is the norm these days, when the mean age of the first drink for girls is less than thirteen years old. I am a few days shy of my eighth-grade graduation. Summer vacation looms close, and just beyond it, regional high school.” In the book Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Koren Zailckas is recounting her first drink of alcohol.

VINTON FAMILY MEDICAL CLINIC WELCOMES DR. ADAM BROOKS

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 6:13pm May 19th, 2015
Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics welcomes Adam Brooks, M.D., as a physician working one day a week in the Vinton clinic. Dr. Brooks, Board Certified in Family Medicine with an M.D. degree from the Chicago Medical School and his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Iowa, will be working at the Vinton Clinic on Tuesdays.

June WOW Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · 10:51am May 14th, 2015
Attached is the June WOW newsletter highlighting highly processed foods, a recipe for pan fried tilapia with orange sauce, grill food safety, and how you can fit physical activity into your daily routine. Click to view

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