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CR multiple myeloma support group to meet Sept. 8

By Vinton Today · 10:11am August 29th, 2016
What: Cedar Rapids Multiple Myeloma Support Group When: Thursday, September 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Where: Mercy Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, Community Room, 701 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids Speaker: Sue Enright, Midwest Coordinator for the International Myeloma Foundation Topic: The latest updates of the IMF on research for MM cancer and highlights of their website.

VPRD to host Circuit Training/Fitness Program

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 7:43am August 24th, 2016
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department is once again hosting is Circuit Training & Fitness program beginning in September and continuing through the month of May at the V/S Middle School weight room (enter through the West doors). This class will meet Mondays and Thursdays every week from 5-6 PM.

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine Shellsburg plans return

By Vinton Today · 12:15pm August 17th, 2016
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine Shellsburg will reopen early next year. The UnityPoint Clinic team was contacted by local contractor, Greg Peacock, with a plan to bring the clinic back to the community. In May 2016, it was announced that after more than 15 years of providing care to patients in Shellsburg, the UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine lease was abruptly terminated at its 400 Canton St.

I Smile: School program may help pay for dental care for VS elementary students

By Iowa Dept. Of Public Health · 10:05pm August 9th, 2016
As back-to-school time creeps closer, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds parents that oral health is important for a child’s overall health and school readiness. While a bright smile is an attractive feature, research shows dental health has an impact far deeper than outward appearance.

The parental actions and conversations that help deter substance abuse

By Jeffrey Meyers ASAC · 6:16pm August 5th, 2016
As kids of all ages get ready for another school year, so too, can parents work to prepare their children to face the pressures, stressors, and risky choices their students may face. This is especially true when it comes to substance use. Alcohol and drug use, including misuse of prescription drugs, are a very real problem in schools across the country, even locally.

Consumer Advisory Issued for Big Gs Potato Salads

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 10:08am July 26th, 2016
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for potato salads made in and sold by Big G Food Store in Marengo, Iowa. Big G’s “Zesty Potato Salad” and “Traditional Potato Salad” have been implicated in several cases of foodborne illness reported in Iowa County.

August WOW Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · 8:14pm July 25th, 2016
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Benton County Celebrates 90% Alcohol Compliance Rating

By Lindsey Ungs, CPS · 12:08pm July 6th, 2016
The Benton County Above the Influence Coalition, the Area Substance Abuse Council, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Department collaborated to complete alcohol compliance checks for Benton County in February of this year. Benton County businesses had a 90% compliance rate, a respectable rate, although it remains the same as the rate in the spring of 2014.

Online safety tips for parents of teens

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 11:01am July 6th, 2016
As adults we know our kids don’t always exercise great judgment. When bad judgement is on display through social media the damage is multiplied and shared with the entire world. Worse yet, there are creepy people who actively look for kids to be “friends” with. Keeping up with all the new social media sites, their dangers and privacy settings sometimes feels like an impossible task.

Forget the 'sports physical?'

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 11:03am June 6th, 2016
Remember the olds “sports physical”? Here’s a better idea. Use the expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act to take advantage of your insurance plan’s “health maintenance exam,” AND fulfill the requirement for your student to participate in sports as well.

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