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Give patients in need a fresh start this spring PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Corey   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:27

PEORIA, Ill. (March 20, 2013) — Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and eggs are hatching. It’s spring, a time of renewal. For hospital patients in need of blood, hope for a fresh start comes from generous donors.

When Matt Deyo was a senior in high school, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor. During his 14-month regimen of aggressive chemotherapy, he received more than 90 units of red blood cells and platelets.

“Being an 18-year-old cancer patient was difficult because my life suddenly took an unexpected detour,” said Deyo, now cancer-free. “But going through that life-changing experience led me down an amazing path and helped me decide to pursue a medical career.”

Spring into action and give hope by giving blood. You just might provide a fresh start for someone like Deyo. To make an appointment or for more information, visit

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Carroll County
April 1 from 12-5 p.m. at Chadwick Fire Department, 210 Calvert St. in Chadwick, Ill.

Clinton County
April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ashford University, 400 N. Bluff in Clinton, Iowa
April 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 147 Broadway St. in Charlotte, Iowa

Henry County
April 8 from 2-6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 108 N. Main in Annawan, Ill.
April 9 from 1:30-5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 201 First St. in Colona, Ill.
April 10 from 1:15-5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St. in Kewanee, Ill.

Mercer County
April 9 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 121 N. Meridian St. in New Windsor, Ill.

Scott County
April 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hy-Vee, 2200 W. Kimberly Road in Davenport, Iowa

Whiteside County
April 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Halo Branded Solutions, 1980 Industrial Drive in Sterling, Ill.
April 2 from 8-11 a.m. at River Bend Senior Center, 912 Fourth St. in Fulton, Ill.
April 3 from 2-6 p.m. at Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St. in Rock Falls, Ill.
April 4 from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road in Sterling, Ill.
April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD 3, 79 Grove St. in Prophetstown, Ill.
April 9 from 1-5:15 p.m. at River Bend Senior Center, 912 Fourth St. in Fulton, Ill.
April 9 from 1:30-6 p.m. at Carlson Acupuncture & Chiropractic, 2317 E. Lincolnway in Sterling, Ill.
April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth Ave. in Sterling, Ill.
April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St. in Rock Falls, Ill.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 or join our blog at


Needles: They’re Not Just for Crocheting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Stewart   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 08:45

Healing Lotus Acupuncture is now open for business!

Moline, IL – March 20, 2013 - Healing Lotus Acupuncture is proud to announce its new home inside Moline Chiropractic Clinic, located at 4300 12th Avenue in Moline, IL.  We are now accepting new patients.

Healing Lotus Acupuncture is owned and operated by Scott Stewart, LAc, Dipl. a licensed and board certified acupuncturist.  The clinic will offer treatments in acupuncture, herbal therapy, cupping, and other modalities.

Healing Lotus Acupuncture clinic treats many types of conditions ranging from chronic pain, stress, anxiety, metabolic disorders, infertility, and digestive problems.

Scott Stewart, LAc., Dipl. is board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed in the state of Illinois.  He received his Masters of Science in Acupuncture degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.  Scott has taken several post-graduate courses in infertility, endocrinology, herbs, and digestive conditions.

Prior to opening his own practice Scott travelled through South East Asia studying different traditional medicine systems.  While living in Thailand he volunteered and Wat Thung Bo Paen Rehabilitation Center where he offered free acupuncture to patients recovering from stroke.

You can contact Healing Lotus Acupuncture by phone at (309) 764-4753.  Appointments can also be made online at




Healing Lotus Acupuncture

Scott Stewart, Lac, Dipl.

4300 12th Avenue

Moline, IL. 61265


Eating With Ease PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gilda's Club   
Monday, 18 March 2013 07:24

Davenport, Iowa (March 2013) - Gilda's Club will host a dinner for Head and Neck Cancer patients - or those experiencing treatment related eating difficulties - and a guest.  A guest chef from Farraddays' will be on hand to prepare delicious yet easy to eat meals.  The opening message will be given by radition oncologist Dr. Christine Sharis.  The dinner will take place on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 5:30pm at Gilda's Club Quad Cities, 1234 East River Drive, Davenport.

Free of Charge.

Registration is required.  To register please call Gilda's Club at 563-326-7504.

Sponsored by Genesis Cancer Care Institute.

Cancer Transitions - Moving Beyond Treatment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gilda's Club   
Monday, 18 March 2013 07:16

A Program of the Cancer Support Community and LIVESTRONG™

Davenport, Iowa (March 2013) - Gilda's Club and Trinity Cancer Center are partnering to offer Cancer Transitions™.  Cancer Transitions is a free, 2 hour, six week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Expert panelists - including an oncology nurse navigator, nutritionist, and physical therapist - will discuss exercise tailored to each participant's abilities, training in relaxation and stress management and tips for nutritious easting.  Cancer Transitions will answer many of your questions about cancer survivorship post-cancer treatment.

The workshop begins Tuesday, April 2nd (meets for 6 weeks) from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at Trinity Rehabilitation, 4112 - 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL.

For more details and registration, please contact Melissa at 563-326-7504 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lifesaving radon bill needs your help! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cassandra Furlong   
Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:24

400 people die in Iowa every year from radon induced lung cancer, but lifesaving radon legislation is in danger of not passing the Iowa Senate.

We urgently need your help to save this bill.

Everyday kids go to school and breathe in this deadly gas. This bill would require testing in schools and help with the cost of mitigation so that our kids can learn in a healthy environment. It also adds radon requirements to new construction and creates an educational awareness fund to help Iowans learn more about the dangers of radon.

The entire state of Iowa is in an EPA Hazard Zone 1 for the highest potential threat of radon.

Will you contact your senator and tell them they need to put the heath of Iowans, especially our children, first?

We need your help today.

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