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Virginia Gay Hospital begins weight management clinic

VINTON, IA, – Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton. There is a...

Get Your Grill On

(This articles is part of Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual, “Thrive” Spring/Summer 2019 issue. An online version of the entire publication is available at myvgh.org/thrive)When it comes to the cooking term grilling, most people think of steaks, burgers, and...

Influenza Prevention: Information for Travelers

*from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website The risk for exposure to influenza during travel depends somewhat on the time of year and destination. In the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season can begin as early as October and can last as late as April...

Your health deserves more than just get a “sports” physical

This year, don’t just get a “Sports Physical,” schedule an annual wellness exam. Aren’t they the same thing? Well no, they are not. At an annual wellness exam, your healthcare provider will talk to you about more than just sports. They will discuss your entire body...

Drowning Prevention Reminders

Swimming, boating, fishing … it’s time to enjoy activities on or near the water. It’s also a great time to review water safety. Drownings are a leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14 and three children die each day in the U.S. because of drowning....