Health

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13
Jun

June Fresh Conversations program to discuss Type 2 Diabetes - Myths and Facts

Eating sugar causes diabetes. All older adults develop diabetes as they age. Diabetes is contagious. Diabetes can be cured. Facts or myths?

All the statements above are myths. However, diabetes has become such a common disease that many times it’s hard to know what’s fact and what’s fiction. Fact - 29.1 million people have diabetes and over a third, 8.1 million, don’t know it. More than one out of 10 adults has diabetes.

Diabetes is a health condition that causes one’s blood sugar to be too high. High blood sugars can lead to other health problems, such as numb feet and fingers (neuropathy), heart disease and stroke, and difficulty seeing (retinopathy).

The good news is that one’s eating and activity lifestyle can help keep blood sugars in a healthy range.

Wed
13
Jun

Caregiver Support Group to meet at VMH

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The meetings take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Large 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 will continue to meet the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
13
Jun

Diabetes Support Group to meet at VMH

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
06
Jun

25th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament; Hole-in-one prizes


25th Annual VMH Foundation Golf Tournament ... Thanks to Farm Bureau Financial Services agents pictured above, left to right, Andy Moore and Wade Bucknell, the first person hitting a hole-in-one on the first round of golf at the 25th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament will be awarded a new Harley Davidson motorcycle. A new John Deere riding lawn mower, pictured below, will be the hole-in-one prize for the second round of golf at the tournament, thanks to Waukon Implement. The tournament will be held Monday, June 18 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Call the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939 to register. Submitted photos.

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 25th annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 18. The tournament will be held at the Waukon Golf and Country Club beginning with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to Wade Bucknell and Andy Moore, agents of Farm Bureau Financial Services, Waukon, the first person hitting a hole-in-one during the first round at the tournament will be awarded a new Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Also, thanks to Waukon Implement, anyone hitting a hole-in-one during the second round at the tournament will be awarded a new John Deere riding lawn mower.  As always, many other gifts and prizes will be awarded to all the golfers participating.

Teams of three will play 18 holes of golf. Breakfast rolls, lunch and dinner and prizes for everyone are all provided for the donation of just $75. All those interested are asked to pre-register their team by calling the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939.

Wed
06
Jun

Sun safety steps from the American Institute for Cancer Research and VMH

Most skin cancers are linked to sun exposure, a risk factor that almost everyone can control by heeding a few common-sense precautions.  While many have seen or heard these “sun safety” tips before, the fact remains that there will be approximately one million new cases of  skin cancer this year in America; evidence that not everyone’s listening yet.

Wed
06
Jun

Blood in special demand during summer months

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, June 11 from 12-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church located in south Waukon. Blood drives are held once a month in Waukon, to allow for more donors to give. The LifeServe Blood Center supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon with its blood and blood products.

Blood centers across the United States see a decrease in blood donations during the busy summer months. During the summer, people become more active, have busier schedules, spend more time outdoors and take vacations. While donations decline, hospitals see an increase in the need for blood. More driving can mean more automobile accidents. A person who has suffered severe injuries from an automobile accident can need up to 50 units of blood.

Wed
06
Jun

Diabetes Support Group to meet at VMH

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.
This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
06
Jun

Grief Support Group to meet at VMH

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, June 12 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
06
Jun

VMH to host “Welcome to Medicare” seminar June 11

“Welcome to Medicare” is a free, two-hour seminar offered by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors.  This program will be held Monday, June 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. “We’re excited to offer another free seminar to the community,” says Russ Hagen, SHIIP volunteer.  “Medicare is such an important program and understanding what it offers helps assure that anyone eligible gets the health benefits they deserve.”

“Welcome to Medicare” will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance.

Wed
06
Jun

Caregiver Support Group to meet at VMH

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The meetings take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Large 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 will continue to meet the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

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