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Hospital Advocates Meet with Senators, Action Needed

Twenty advocates from all parts of Iowa met with the offices of Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst to discuss the impact to Iowa hospitals that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and a similar Senate bill released Thursday will have on hospitals, patients and...

It’s not “just” sports, it’s your health

This year, don’t just get a “Sport Physical” Schedule an annual wellness exam. They may seem like the same thing, but they really are not. At an annual wellness exam, your healthcare provider will talk to you about more than just sports. They will...

Summer Snack Hacks

“There isn’t anything to eat, Mom!”  This is a phrase that parents hear all too often and even more so in the summer months when kids are on summer vacation. So what do you feed your kids that they will like and that’s also nutritious for them? Here...

Focused on the Future: A Candid Conversation with Mike Riege

(Article is part of Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual publication, “Thrive” Spring/Summer 2017 issue. Online version can be found at https://myvgh.org/thrive/) Health care has been at the front of the national conversation for years now. Where is all of this leading...

One Soldier’s Story

(Article is part of Virginia Gay Hospital’s bi-annual publication, “Thrive” Spring/Summer 2017 issue. Online version can be found at https://myvgh.org/thrive/) While Henry Van Eschen’s troop ship zig-zagged its way across the Pacific to dodge enemy submarines, his...