Health

Wed
14
Nov

Health Care Provider CPR offered November 20

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Tuesday, November 20, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital.

The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same. All registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The online certificate received with the course certifies attendants for two years.

Pre-registration plus minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
14
Nov

Hunting and heart safety

It’s still dark outside; the weather is bitter and cold.  It’s the perfect day to get together with good friends, reflect on life, walk the countryside, and bring home that trophy buck or prize pheasant. You’re fully prepared this year; your scope is right on, you’ve scouted out the perfect spot for your stand and you’ve been punching paper targets for months. But is your body ready?

Like any sport, hunting requires the participants to train, focus, and be mentally and physically fit for the activity required. When hunters aren’t in shape, their trips can sometimes end in tragedy. Hunting may be the most demanding physical exertion some hunters experience all year.

“Dragging a heavy deer through the snow or brush can be exceptionally stressful on the heart,” said Steven Perkins, D.O., family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in Waukon. Studies show that excitement of sighting a deer can send a hunter’s heart rate soaring,

Wed
07
Nov

Flu clinics continue at VMH Community and Home Care

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care will be continuing its community flu clinics this month during regular immunization clinic hours on the following dates: November 7 from 1-6 p.m. and November 14 from 1-4 p.m.

The Community and Home Care Immunization Clinic is located on the upper level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, and a combination of flu and pneumonia vaccine will all be available. Tetanus shots will be offered as well.

Medicare does cover the costs with billing for vaccinations to be completed by the Community and Home Care staff, but participants will need to bring their physician’s name and their new Medicare number or private insurance card with them. Those who do not have insurance that covers these vaccines can also pay for them.

Wed
07
Nov

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Wanda Anderson by Pat Pettingill, Carl and Betty Christianson, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Don and DiAnne Haler, Kate Wooden, Meg Schaller, Jim and Patty Clarke, Brian and Karen Burke, Jane Dietrich, Nancy Schoh, Al and Jeanne Stein and Rick and Cathy Larson.

Memorials were also received in memory of Joe O’Neill by Pat Pettingill, Ardys Kuhse, Dr. Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Jeff Moe and Don and DiAnne Haler.

In addition, donations were received in memory of Virgil Herman by Ernie and Donnalee Osland, Carol Moe, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Randy and Lori Hesse, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer and Lillian Larson.

A donation in honor of the Rossville Presbyterian Church was also received by Nickolas and Lori Rissman, Olivia and Carter.

Wed
07
Nov

Health Care Provider CPR offered in November; Date changed

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Tuesday, November 20, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital. The cost of the class, for certification or recertification is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask.

The online certificate received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years. Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call VMH at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
07
Nov

Caregiver Support Group to meet

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The meetings will take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ICN Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend.  This new Caregiver Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

Wed
07
Nov

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. in the Education Conference Room. This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support group now meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
31
Oct

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Questions and answers about mammography


3D mammography at Veterans Memorial Hospital ... October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pictured are some of the Veterans Memorial Hospital X-ray Technologists who are “Knocking out Breast Cancer one Mammogram at a time!” Left to right are Kelly Baxter, Renee Stokman, Amanda Leiran and Keisha Coon, pictured with the 3D digital mammography system at the hospital. Veterans Memorial Hospital is now beginning its second year of offering 3D mammography. It was the first 3D machine available in northeast Iowa. This new machine has many advantages including a 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers, a 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers, and a 15% decrease in women recalled for additional imaging. Submitted photo.

From the American Cancer Society and Veterans Memorial Hospital

Breast cancer is the leading cancer diagnosed in women in America. This year, more than 250,000 women will learn for the first time that they have this disease and more than 40,000 women will lose their lives. However, when breast cancer is detected early and treated promptly, suffering and ultimately the loss of life can be significantly reduced.

Women are encouraged to ask their doctors and other health care providers about mammography screening. Mammography (an x-ray picture of the breast) is the single most effective method to detect breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt. Early detection, followed by up-to-date treatment, provides women with better chances for long-term freedom from the disease. But mammography screening must be done routinely.

Wed
31
Oct

Flu Shots at VMH Community and Home Care

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care is offering flu shots every Wednesday afternoon during its regular immunization clinics. The next flu shot clinics will be held Wednesday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m. and again Wednesday, November 7 from 1-6 p.m. The Community and Home Care Immunization Clinic is located on the upper level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Immunization clinics are held from 1-6 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and from 1-4 p.m. all other Wednesdays. Flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, and a combination of flu and pneumonia vaccine will all be available. Tetanus shots will be offered as well.

Wed
31
Oct

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. in the Education Conference Room. This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support group now meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

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