(DES MOINES) – Monday, April 2, 2018 -  Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill on Monday that creates affordable health plan options for Iowans who can’t afford to buy health insurance.

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities CEO Sally Werner was promoted to Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations at Cancer Support Community, of which Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is an affiliate.

Joy McMeekan, Gilda’s Club Development Director, was named Interim Executive Director in October 2017. After an extensive external and internal candidate search, the Board of Directors named McMeekan CEO of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities effective February 19, 2018.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed two bills last Thursday that represent Iowa’s commitment to treating Iowans facing mental health challenges with compassion and dignity.

DAVENPORT, IA – APRIL 2018 – Gilda’s Club will host a Skin Cancer Prevention & Awareness Presentation on Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Gilda’s Club (1234 E River Dr., Davenport). This presentation includes dinner and is open to the general public.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Iowa. Anyone can get skin cancer, but most cases can be prevented by practicing sun safety and avoiding tanning beds and devices.

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – Three people have died in Illinois after using synthetic cannabinoids, more commonly known as “synthetic marijuana” or “fake pot.”

Health officials say some of the products have been mixed with rat poison. The chemical poisons the blood and causes people to bleed out if they are not treated in time.

April 9 - 15 is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Week.  Parkinson's disease is one of the fastest growing medical conditions on the planet, affecting an estimated seven million to 10 million people worldwide.  People with Parkinson's Disease may experience one, some or many of the following:

Tremor: can occur at rest, in the hands, limbs, or can be postural

SPRINGFIELD (Apr. 5, 2018) - The Illinois State Police (ISP) is teaming up with the Save a Star Drug Awareness Foundation to help decrease prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse.

Governor Bruce Rauner announced today that five ISP District headquarters across the state will house receptacles for people to drop off their unused and unwanted prescription medications.

DAVENPORT, IA – April 2018 –Gilda’s Club is hosting a FREE Hypnotherapy Self-Improvement Workshop, led by Genesis Hypnotherapist Brooke Lemke, C.Ht., for anyone impacted by cancer on Thursdays, April 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club (1234 East River Drive, Davenport, IA).

Lemke will teach the power of your mind to live the life you love!

Discussion points include:

(April 5, 2018) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference.

DAVENPORT, Iowa – April 4, 2018 -- Dr. John Golden will be the featured speaker on Friday, April 27 th at the 11 th QC Heart Beats Health Fair. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-noon in the Larson Center at 855 Illini Drive, Silvis. The health fair is sponsored by Genesis Medical Center, Silvis; the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department; and, the QC Heart Beats.
Dr. Golden will speak at noon.

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