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Virginia Gay Urges – Fight The Flu!

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics have just released a campaign encouraging everyone to avoid influenza. The “Fight The Flu” campaign is targeted at informing and encouraging the community to take the flu seriously, and to take the simple steps needed to...

Florida child to become first death of the flu season

According to Florida state health officials, an unvaccinated child was diagnosed with influenza B and died during the week of September 30th. State epidemiologists say the child was otherwise healthy before getting sick with the flu. Last flu season, 183 children in...

Five Tips to Reduce Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects the lives of millions of Americans.  For some, it is a daily struggle, and it is normal to feel frustrated and confused by the ups and downs of living with chronic pain.  Here are some tips from the Virginia Gay Hospital therapy staff that may...

Get Your Flu Shot Early

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is reminding everyone now is the time to schedule an appointment for your flu vaccine. This advice is shared by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way...