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  • Urinary Incontinence Topic of Sept. 26 Great River Medical Center Program

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    Learn about urinary incontinence – loss of bladder control – at Great River Medical Center’s next Healthy U class. The program for women and men will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Blackhawk Room at Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, IA. It will be presented by nurse practitioner Brandy Parker, Urology-Great River Medical Center. Millions of people ...

  • Great River Hospice to host Sept. 20 free workshop for widows and widowers

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    Great River Hospice is sponsoring a workshop to help widows and widowers cope with feelings and experiences associated with the death of a spouse. Participants will learn about legal concerns, coping skills and tips for cooking for one. Table for One: A Workshop for Widows and Widowers is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Great River Klein Center, 1307 S. Gear Ave., West ...

  • Kidney Health Topic of Aug. 29 Great River Medical Center Program

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    Learn about kidney health and problems at Great River Medical Center’s next Healthy U class. The program for women and men will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Blackhawk Room at Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, IA. It will be presented by nurse practitioner Susan Brown, Nephrology-Great River Medical Center. The kidneys are like a city’s water treatment ...

  • Great River Medical Center to Host Welcome to Medicare Seminar

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    The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will present a Welcome to Medicare seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Oak Room at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. The two-hour seminar will cover Medicare Parts A and B benefits, prescription drug benefits (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. The reservation ...

  • New Foundation Pledges Support for Fort Madison Trails

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    The GRHS-FMCH Community Health Foundation has pledged to provide up to $1.5 million to Promoting Outdoor Recreational Trails (P.O.R.T.) of Fort Madison for the construction of a trail connecting to Rodeo Park in Fort Madison. The route will be determined after a survey is completed. This announcement comes on the first anniversary of the affiliation agreement between Fort Madison Community ...

  • Balance Class Begins Aug. 6 at Great River Medical Center

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    A nationally recognized program that helps people reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels begins Tuesday, Aug. 6. Classes in the eight-week session will be from 10 to noon at Great River Health Fitness, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. Participants learn to: View falls as controllable Set goals for increasing activity Make changes to reduce fall risks at home Exercise to ...

  • Great River Medical Center Offers Diabetes Classes in July

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    Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The July class will meet from 10 am. to noon Thursdays beginning July 11. Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. Class topics include: Proper eating for diabetes Managing blood ...

  • Great River Hospice Offers Workshop to Help Youth Overcome Loss of a Loved One

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    Great River Hospice is hosting a free program to help youths ages 7 to 15 who have experienced a loss that has greatly affected their lives. The Climb: A Workshop to Help Youth Overcome the Loss of a Loved One is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. Participants will celebrate the lives of their loved ones, connect ...

  • Stevens Named Great River Health System Service Hero

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    Stevens Named Great River Health System Service Hero Cindy Stevens, Nephrology, received Great River Health System’s Service Hero award in June. Employees receive the award for demonstrating actions that extend beyond routine, expected behavior. According to Stevens’ nomination, a clinic patient needed a special medication that was not immediately available in the patient’s ...

  • Great River Health System Offers Free Diabetes Program June 6

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    Learn about Medicare coverage for people who have diabetes at Great River Diabetes Education’s Coffee Talk quarterly support group. The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Family Medicine, Mercy-Great River Medical Center, Mercy Plaza Suite 159, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA. The guest speaker will be Fred Kelly, a volunteer with the State of Iowa’s Senior ...

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