Looming shortfall of blood drives could impair patient care

Oct. 8, 2018 — Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting and supporting a blood drive.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the American Red Cross is reminding the community that a blood donation is one way to help bring hope and healing to those fighting cancer and other illnesses- the perfect time to give blood and platelets at donation centers to support cancer patients and others.

State earns perfect score 100/100; Tennessee second with 79/100 for a ‘C’

 SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has earned sole recognition for the strongest mental health parity laws and policies in the country, according to new state report cards released this week. 

A Program of the Cancer Support Community and LIVESTRONG™

Davenport, IA – October 2018 – Gilda’s Club and Genesis Cancer Care Institute are partnering to offer Cancer Transitions™. The workshop begins Thursday, October 4th (meets for 6 weeks) from 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (1234 East River Drive, Davenport, Iowa).

This morning, LendEDU published the results of our study of 1,000 Americans to find out how consumers felt about the rapidly increasing trend of insurance companies using personal data to determine risk before issuing a policy.

Check out the full results here: https://lendedu.com/blog/insurance-companies-using-data-survey/

A few key findings included:

September 25, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) – Calling all Quad City divas! Diamonds & Divas, the popular ladies’ night out event, is back! Join Gilda’s Club Quad Cities and NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative on Thursday, September 27 at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel for a night filled with pampering stations, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate fountain and a whole lot of fun!

33rd Annual Student Hunger Drive Students from 17 Area High Schools Work to End Hunger in their Community DAVENPORT, IOWA– For the past 33 years, students from area high schools have joined River Bend Foodbank in the fight to end hunger in the Quad Cities. This year, students from 17 area high schools will participate in the Drive, which will engage them in meeting this community need, while introducing them to service and philanthropy.

Opioid addiction often starts inadvertently. An accident on the farm, a sports-related injury or a routine dental procedure can result in prolonged pain that requires prescription pain medication. During the late 1990s, medical professionals prescribed prescription drugs at higher rates to treat pain because they were effective. What they didn’t know then was how addictive these drugs were. The aftermath has been devastating.

The U.S. has seen a jump in suicides in recent years, with rural states being hardest hit. Iowa’s suicide rate increased more than 35 percent between 1999 and 2016.

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is receiving nearly $29 million in new federal funding to help the state fight the opioid crisis.