Immunizations (also called shots or vaccines) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isnâ€™t just for kids â€“ to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get vaccinated, too.
WCHC's Diabetes Education program provides patients with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes with the tools needed to lead a healthy, active life and lessen the risk of developing complications. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association and certified by the State of Iowa for Diabetes Self-Management education, WCHC provides class participants with hands on learning about:
* goal setting
* preventing complications
* meal planning
* glucose monitoring
Participants will receive a light meal, learning materials and support.
Registration is required. Sign-up by calling 863-2030.
One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
WCHC is offering an annual follow-up class for those who have had previous diabetes education. This class is designed to give individuals the tools to manage your condition.
â€¢ Meal planning
â€¢ Eating out tips
â€¢ Preventing complications
â€¢ ADAâ€™s recommendations for Standards of Diabetes Care
Refreshments and learning materials will be provided.
For more information or to register call, (319) 863-2030
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if itâ€™s found and treated early. A mammogram â€“ the screening test for breast cancer â€“ can help find breast cancer early when itâ€™s easier to treat.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.