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Upcoming Red Cross blood drives: April 16-30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Corey   
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 08:06

Volunteers are the backbone of the American Red Cross. The sufficiency of the Red Cross blood supply is in the hands of healthy blood donors who give generously for patients in need. With National Volunteer Week approaching, the Red Cross reminds eligible individuals to become regular blood donors.

In the hour it takes to give blood, donors can help save the lives of up to three patients. Make a difference; be a Red Cross blood donor and join a family of volunteers across the country in a lifesaving cause. To make an
appointment or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Carroll County
April 26 from 1-6 p.m. at Carroll County Farm Bureau, 811 S. Clay St. in Mount Carroll, Ill.

Clinton County
April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lyondell Chemical Co., 3400 Anamosa Road in Clinton, Iowa
April 30 from 12-6 p.m. at Northeast High School, 3690 Highway 136 in Goose Lake, Iowa

Henry County
April 24 from 1:15-5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St. in Kewanee, Ill.
April 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Kewanee Hospital, 1051 W. South St. in Kewanee, Ill.

Mercer County
April 16 from 12-6 p.m. at VFW Hall, 106 SW Third Ave. in Aledo, Ill.
April 22 from 2-6 p.m. at Alexis Community Center, 204 W. Palmer Ave. in Alexis, Ill.

Whiteside County
April 16 from 1-5:15 p.m. at River Bend Senior Center, 912 Fourth St. in Fulton, Ill.
April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morrison Institute of Technology, 701 Portland in Morrison, Ill.
April 17 from 2-6 p.m. at Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St. in Rock Falls, Ill.
April 23 from 1-5:15 p.m. at River Bend Senior Center, 912 Fourth St. in Fulton, Ill.
April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St. in Rock Falls, Ill.
April 25 from 4-7 p.m. at Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St. in Rock Falls, Ill.
April 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road in Sterling, Ill.

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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New Alzheimer's Support Group PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sharon Wren   
Monday, 01 April 2013 11:52
Speak-Easy, an Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, meets the second Tuesday of every month from 1-2:30 p.m., starting April 9th in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of St. James Lutheran Church, 1705 Oak Street in Bettendorf. The meetings are drop-in. Please enter through the lower level, south entrance. All Alzheimer’s caregivers are welcome to attend.  Please contact Richele Larson with questions at (563) 265-1814 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Eastern Medicine and Lifestyle Transformations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Stewart   
Monday, 01 April 2013 11:48

Celebrating National Public Health Week

Healing Lotus Acupuncture and Moline Chiropractic Clinic will be hosting some special events for National Health Week, April 1st – April 5th.  All events will be held at 4300 12th Avenue in Moline from 6pm – 7:30pm.

On Tuesday April 2nd Scott Stewart, LAc, Dipl. will be discussing, “How acupuncture works?” This will be one of many successive topics in an Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine Series, which covers some of the theoretical aspects of Eastern medicine.

Wednesday April 3rd Scott Stewart, LAc, Dipl. and Dr. Davis will be discussing chronic fatigue syndrome, its causes and treatment options.  This will be the first in a sequence of dialogues called the Lifestyle Transformation Series, which will explore the debilitating effects of a Western lifestyle, and what we can do to counteract this; while instilling an attitude that promotes healthy choices and healthy living.

Friday April 5th we will be screening the movie 9000 Needles.  The story of how Traditional Chinese Medicine changed the life of a recent stroke patient, whose insurance refused to cover his therapy.

To reserve a seat for any of these events you can contact Healing Lotus Acupuncture or Moline Chiropractic Clinic by phone at (309) 764-4753.  Reservations can also be made by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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AUTISM - SYMPTONS TO SOLUTIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dr. James Smith   
Friday, 29 March 2013 15:20

An Education Seminar Scheduled in Des Moines

A one-day seminar on autism treatment will provide families with an opportunity to learn the science and reasons why biomedical treatments improve autism symptoms and conditions.  Parents may meet, learn from, and ask questions of leading physicians in the field of autism.  Sessions will be offered on current autism topics, ranging from diet and nutrition to sleep.  Practical steps will be suggested on getting started with an action plan for treatment and a resource toolkit will be provided.

Scheduled for April 6 in the Iowa Ballroom at Adventureland Resort in Altoona, the seminar is intended for families, friends, caregivers, physicians, specialists, or anyone wanting to learn the latest information in the field of autism.  A roundtable Q & A with presenting speakers and a cocktail hour concludes the day.

Speakers included leading specialists in the field of autism.  Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a Board Certifieds pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, specializing in the recovery neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctios.  William Shaw, PhD, is an innovative researcher dedicated to an understanding of the biomedical influences on health and wellness.  With a background in biochemistry and toxicology, he has served at the Centers for Disease Control and at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.  He is a founder of the Great Lakes Laboratory specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial disorders, neurological diseases, and chronic immune diseases.  Dr. James Smith, a 42-year veteran chiropractor and board-certified Diplomat in Clinical Nutrition is the author of "Autism: From Symptons to Sollutions, A Parent's Track to Run On" and a founder of the website RxAlternativeMedicine.com.

Autism Symptons to Solutions an Educational Seminar is being jointly sponsored by Jenny McCarthy's Generation Rescue, Rx Alternative Medicine, and Great Plains Laboratory.

Details and ticket information for the seminar may be found at GenerationRescue.org/events/ and RxAlternativeMedicine.com

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Christian Care Offers Support Group PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 29 March 2013 08:08

Rock Island – Christian Care, a local nonprofit charity that provides shelter and an array of services for homeless men, and women and children who have experienced domestic violence, now offers a support group called Understanding Suicide: ASAP (Awareness, Support, Action, Prevention). The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at the Rock Island Public Library, 401 19 th Street in Rock Island. The Understanding Suicide group will meet every other Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

The group has been formed to serve individuals who have contemplated or attempted suicide, those coping with the suicide of a loved one and those concerned about a loved one by providing education, resources, support and an opportunity to share and process thoughts and feelings related to suicide. Although a mental health expert will facilitate the group, this is not a therapy group.

“I went through a hardship ten years ago, and I attempted suicide,” said Holly Bailey, one of the group’s founders. “I wish people would feel more comfortable talking about mental illness—there’s still a stigma that’s attached to it, leaving people feeling helpless and all alone.”

The group’s goals include sharing experiences related to suicide, learning suicide’s warning signs, understanding the process for helping at-risk individuals, and providing information and knowledge about preventing suicide. For more information, contact Sharon De Frieze at (309) 799-5421.

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