Navigate Problem Gambling

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National Problem Gambling Awareness Week is March 16-22   According to the American Gaming Association, the first four days of the men’s NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament bring in some of the highest sports wagering of the year.  National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 16 through March 22, falls during the first round of…

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

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 Celebrate National Nutrition Month® by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet   Fueling your body with nutritious foods is a key part of healthy living, and eating right will give you the energy to tackle your hectic schedule with oomph to spare. Vegetables and fruits have essential fiber, vitamins, and minerals that work…

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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 Get screened for Colorectal Cancer   The statistics are sobering. The Colon Cancer Coalition says 90 percent of colon cancers caught in late stages are not survivable. The good news is that 90 percent of cases caught early have positive outcomes. Colon cancer often doesn’t have any outward symptoms until it’s too late, so getting screened for colorectal…

IDPH Nominates Two Iowa Groups for Radon Work

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  The IDPH Radon Program recently nominated two organizations for their work in radon awareness, education, and mitigation.  The nominations resulted in the Environmental Protection Agency awarding the Regional Radon Award to Linn County Public Health and the Iowa Cancer Consortium at a meeting in West Des Moines last week. Radon officials from Iowa, Nebraska,…

Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry complete Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up

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Grandstand Tickets on Sale April 12 DES MOINES, IA (03/10/2014)(readMedia)– The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will perform at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Saturday, August 9. The show completes this year’s Grandstand line-up. Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, through all Ticketmaster outlets. The…

Donations Being Accepted for IHCC Auction

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OTTUMWA — Donations are now being accepted for the 37th Annual Indian Hills Community College Foundation Scholarship Auction.  Individuals and businesses may donate new and gently-used items and qualify for a tax deduction.  Items may include vehicles, gift certificates, appliances, furniture, antiques, tools, lawn furniture, garden equipment, boats, computers, office equipment, campers and outdoor gear,…