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Offering Quality Personalized Healthcare Right Here @ Home

March is National Nutrition Month:

Lose Weight by Eating Real Food not Counting Calories

By Jill Fleming, MS, RD/LD, Veterans Memorial Hospital

March is National Nutrition Month. As spring approaches, many of us wish to “lose a few pounds.” Sounds simple enough, but where to begin? The key to losing weight, almost effortlessly, is to eat real food most of the time and listen to your body.

A great goal is to eat real food 75-80% of the time. The term “Real food” may be defined differently according to other health professionals, but my definition is:

You Can Help Prevent Measles in Allamakee County

The United States is currently experiencing a large, multi-state outbreak of measles linked to an amusement park in California. More than 100 people from 14 states in the U.S. (AZ, CA, CO, IL, MI, MN, NE, NY, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, WA) have been confirmed as having measles. As of now, there are no confirmed measles cases in Iowa.      

The best way to prevent measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called MMR). Two doses of MMR will provide more than 99 percent of people lifelong protection against measles.

New You Self-Improvement Class Scheduled for March 11 at VMH

The second “New Year, New You” self improvement class offered at Veterans Memorial Hospital will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m.  Jill Fleming, RD/LD, Veterans Memorial Hospital dietitian, will be continuing her 2015 series of six, fun and simple self improvement classes, presenting “Learn to Love Your Body” which will include optimal health and self-image improvement strategies. 

Prepared Childbirth Education Classes start April 6th

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) on Monday, April 6, and will continue for three consecutive Monday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.  

For more information about Prepared Childbirth Education Classes, click Here




Veterans Memorial Hospital


40 First St SE, Waukon, IA  52172

Veterans Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Waukon, Iowa, a rural community in the very northeast corner of the state.  VMH is a city-owned independent not-for-profit hospital funded solely on operations and receives no city tax support.

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