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Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May 23rd, 2021
Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Join us Tuesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm for a discussion on various mental health issues. We will talk about the associated signs and symptoms of different mental health disorders. Also, we will talk about when to get professional help and how to do it. This presentation is presented by the Vera French Mental Health Center. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-mentalhealth101 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

Today Is The Last Day For The Quad-Cities To Get A Little Music With Their Vaccines

May 20th, 2021
Today Is The Last Day For The Quad-Cities To Get A Little Music With Their Vaccines

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan 2 and 3 p.m. today, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears. Taking inspiration from famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent impromptu performance during his Covid vaccine observation period, the Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) are partnering to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at Camden Centre in Milan, and TODAY is the last day for the performances! “Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances... Read More

Sports Exams Available at Genesis Health Group

February 15th, 2021
Sports Exams Available at Genesis Health Group

The first step to be fully prepared for an outstanding sports season isn’t taken in a gym, on a track, or on a field of play. Before the first sports workout, young athletes will need a sports participation exam to assess ability to compete safely. Parents and their athletes are asked to schedule their required school/sports participation exam with their Genesis provider. For those without a primary care provider (PCP), call 421-DOCS (3627) or visit the Genesis Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic or a Genesis Convenient Care location. Genesis recommends all parents establish a primary care provider... Read More

Learn More About Cancer Risk Factors And Prevention With Davenport Public Library

February 8th, 2021
Learn More About Cancer Risk Factors And Prevention With Davenport Public Library

Many factors can impact your risk of getting cancer. Those factors can be genetic, environmental, behavioral, and more. Join Kelly Craft, LISW, LCSW, Program Manager at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm on Zoom for a workshop about cancer risk factors and prevention. Learn about common genetic and environmental factors that contribute to cancer risk and learn what you can do to help lower your risk for cancer. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-knowtherisks Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual... Read More

Learn the Numbers: Signs of Heart Attack and Effects of COVID on the Heart Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

February 1st, 2021
Learn the Numbers: Signs of Heart Attack and Effects of COVID on the Heart Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans? Join us Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 pm on Zoom for our February Heart Month program, “Learn the Numbers: Signs of Heart Attack and Effects of COVID on the Heart.” Presented by Dr. Rafat Padaria, Cardiologist with Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-learnthenumbers Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the public.... Read More

Ready For Winter Storms? Quad-Cities’ Genesis Offers Tips To Weather The Weather!

January 16th, 2021
Ready For Winter Storms? Quad-Cities' Genesis Offers Tips To Weather The Weather!

A winter storm can mean extended interruptions of power and heat in your home.  Here are tips from Genesis emergency department physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay safe and comfortable in severe winter weather. In Your Home Plan an alternative source of heat for your home during a power outage.  Secure dry wood for a fireplace or wood stove or kerosene for a kerosene heater.  Do not use outdoor grills for heat or cooking inside your home. Put together an emergency box.  An emergency box should have blankets and sleeping bags; matches; dry-chemical fire extinguisher;... Read More

Run Into Davenport For The Boozies Fun Run

January 14th, 2021
Run Into Davenport For The Boozies Fun Run

Get in some fitness and help folks in need with the Boozies Fun Run, striding in next Sunday. Benefitting King’s Harvest Pet Rescue, you can WIN PRIZES!! Sunday January 17, with a Sign-Up Deadline Saturday January 16, there’s a $5.00 Entry Fee. Meet at Boozie’s at 3:00pm to get your card, and start running. -There is a list of bars you will “run” to and purchase a drink. -When you purchase your drink, the bartender will sign your card. -The more bars you run to, the better chance you have to WIN!! -You can go to as many bars as you want. –There will be 1st and 2nd place for best hand. -$2.00... Read More

Quad-Cities’ ICU Nurse Speaks Up With The Truth About Covid

November 24th, 2020
Quad-Cities' ICU Nurse Speaks Up With The Truth About Covid

The following first-person testimonial about her experiences was written by Cara Crumrine, RN for UnityPoint Health As an intensive care nurse at UnityPoint Health, I’ve seen fellow medical personnel in my life putting out scary memes and begging posts asking people to help them. I’ve seen other community members speak about how it’s not right or fair to have government officials interfere in their livelihood. I’ve seen these comments, plus countless more, and decided it’s time to speak up. This is hard. I haven’t been in a situation where I watch the world I’ve built with hard work... Read More

Rock Island ICU Nurse Struggling With Covid Impact at Work, Home

November 15th, 2020
Rock Island ICU Nurse Struggling With Covid Impact at Work, Home

Ian Hutto is struggling to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, both at work and home. The 35-year-old native of Chicagoland is an ICU nurse at UnityPoint Health – Trinity in Rock Island. His wife, Annette, owns Cool Beanz Coffeehouse at 30th Street and 14th Avenue, Rock Island, and they’re raising their nine-month-old daughter, Lydia, while Ian also is studying for his master’s in nursing from University of Illinois-Chicago. “It has been a stress like I’ve never felt in my life,” Ian said recently. “In a good and very bad way at the same time. It’s overwhelming; I am the type of person... Read More

Quad-Cities UnityPoint Health – Trinity Urging Community Action as COVID-19 Cases Spike

November 12th, 2020
Quad-Cities UnityPoint Health - Trinity Urging Community Action as COVID-19 Cases Spike

UnityPoint Health® – Trinity is urging the community to do their part and take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Cases of COVID-19 are spiking throughout the Quad Cities and surrounding areas, causing a significant increase in hospitalizations. Now more than ever, it is crucial for the entire community to understand what they do impacts everyone, and the challenges we are facing are very real and urgent. The entire UnityPoint Health system is seeing an increase in COVID-19 positivity rates and hospitalizations. “If the presence of COVID-19 in our communities is a marathon and not... Read More