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Ann Cochran

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Your local Children’s Advocacy Council has a goal of all children living in a safe and positive environment. They meet monthly to share information and collaborate on activities. The coalition works to raise awareness of the risks of child abuse,...
Health information is sometimes not clear. The Ask Me 3 program run by the National Patient Safety Foundation can help. Ask Me 3 suggests three questions to ask your healthcare provider during an appointment, either for yourself or for...
Everyone likes to get to choose. Whether it’s something as trivial as what to eat or as big as a spouse or a job, we want to be the one to choose. You have the right to decide what you...
Starting this school year, all students entering seventh grade and 12th grade must prove they have had two doses of the vaccine for meningitis. This includes students in both public and private schools throughout Iowa. For 12th graders born after...
Do you enjoy helping others? The Adel SHIIP office needs another volunteer, and that person might be you. Figuring out the best Medicare plan can be confusing, so many people turn to SHIIP for help. SHIIP stands for Senior Health...
Family support programs, also known as home visiting programs, share information and advocate for families. Family support programs often coach parents with understanding child development milestones, developing problem solving skills and strengthening family relationships. These programs take place in the...
Medicare pays for clinic and hospital care when you’re sick. Did you know that Medicare also covers "preventative" services, including a full range of early detection screening tests? Upon your first being covered by Medicare Part B (for clinic services),...
Crisis Intervention and Advocacy works 365 days a year to support victims, both female and male, of domestic abuse and sexual assault and to prevent homelessness. On three of those days, Crisis Intervention holds its annual garage sale to...
What is emotional health? It’s a state of social and mental well-being. Getting ready for a baby can be joyful and exciting, but it also can be stressful, frustrating and confusing. No wonder many expecting and new parents feel overwhelmed...
Have you heard? A sit-around, I-never-exercise lifestyle is being compared to smoking as far as health risks. What are the risks of a sedentary lifestyle? According to Dr. James Levine, sitting for extended periods increases your risk for obesity, high blood pressure,...