Archive for Health & Wellness

  • Calendar of Events May 2018 Calendar of Events May 2018

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Open AA Meeting – There are ongoing open meetings every Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening at 7 pm. Location: 1706 Brady Street, Suite 105, Davenport. For more information contact Illowa Intergroup 24 hour (309) 764-1016 or visit www.aaquadcities.org Qu...

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Ellen Verlo, M.A., CCC-A Audiology Consultants, P.C. Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids? This question is asked more than any other. The answer is NO. There is no simple explanation. A quick overview of Medicare and coverage reveals some complicated answers. Hearing aids are considered to be e...

  • Care for the Caregiver Care for the Caregiver

    By Yolanda Kirk Program Director at Alternatives Many of us are suddenly thrust into having to care for a loved one due to illness, mental health deterioration, or death of a guardian. For most, the responsibility of caregiving is received without any prior training or instruction – caregiving l...

  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    By DaNae Krutzfeldt, DDS I-Smile Silver Community Partner Your dentist is screening for anything out of the  ordinary...evaluation of unusual findings is  important because early detection helps increase the chances of a good outcome. Everyone knows that seeing your dentist regularly is key to...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Julie Arndt GolderCare Solutions What to Expect When You Go to the Hospital It’s been many years since I worked in the acute care setting. When my father-in-law was taken by ambulance last fall to a Des Moines medical center (the same hospital where I worked for many years), I had a suspic...

  • Why Have Your Surgery Locally? Why Have Your Surgery Locally?

    By Ron Harson, MD, MS, FACS Davenport Surgical Group P.C. A decision to have care outside of your community can mean many trips above and beyond the day of surgery. People often seek care at a specialty center when diagnosed with a new cancer or other serious medical problem. Oftentimes people ...

  • Making Mother’s Day Special and Healthy Making Mother’s Day Special and Healthy

    By Lindsay Wiese, RD, LD Hy-Vee Registered Dietician (563) 355-5540 lwiese@hy-vee.com May is National Egg Month, and Mother’s Day is May 13th – Celebrate Mom and Family with a Healthy Homemade Breakfast for Everyone! Just like moms want us to be healthy, your Hy-Vee dietitians suggest makin...

  • Just Take Two Just Take Two

    By Leah Luna Marketing Director The Fountains Senior Living “Well it worked so well that I just took two.” This was the answer that my mom got when she asked my grandmother why her four week prescription was gone after just two weeks. When my grandmother was living on her own and managing he...