Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

If you are worried that you may have a drinking problem, first know that you are not alone. Whether you are exhibiting signs of binge drinking, alcohol abuse, or alcoholism, alcohol use disorder (AUD) may be more common than you think. Nearly one-third of American adults are considered excessive drinkers, and 10 percent of them…
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UnityPoint Health – Dubuque Offers Easy Vaccine Self-Scheduling Options

UnityPoint Health – Dubuque has immediate appointments available for individuals 16 years and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals may call (563) 589-2537 to schedule an appointment. You do not need to be a Dubuque County resident or UnityPoint Health patient to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, online self-scheduling is available through the MyUnityPoint…
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Eagle Point Solar Supports L5 Fundraising Event

Eagle Point Solar donated $750.00 to the L5 Fundraising Event (Live, Laugh, Love Like Luke) coordinated by the Thielen family with all proceeds benefiting the Dubuque Area Heart Walk 2021 chaired by Kathy & Lennie Thielen. The fundraising event was held Friday, April 9 at Horizon Lanes, Bellevue, Iowa and helped to raise over $33K.…
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How heartworm affects household pets

Pets are beloved members of many families. So it’s no surprise that so many pet owners place such a great emphasis on raising healthy pets, often going to great lengths to provide nutritious foods for their furry friends and protecting them from a host of dangers, including heartworm. What is heartworm? The American Veterinary Medical…
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Exercise-related injuries women should be aware of

Exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. Various studies have shown that people who find time to exercise regularly have a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease and also experience greater life satisfaction than people who do not exercise. Though exercise should be a routine part of everyone’s life, it’s important that…
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Great gifts for today’s grads

By the time students reach graduation day, many have taken hundreds of tests, written scores of essays, worked through thousands of pencils, and made dozens of friends along the way. Such realities only underscore the notion that graduation is worthy of celebration. Though not everyone may be able to gather this year for a blow-out…
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Safety first with DIY electrical work

Home improvement projects can help homeowners transform their homes. Such projects are costly, but many homeowners save money by doing some, if not all, of the work themselves. The Electrical Safety Foundation International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety, recommends that homeowners leave electrical work to the professionals. Licensed electricians are well-trained, whereas…
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Understanding asthma as allergy season returns

The arrival of spring and summer is typically welcomed with open arms. Warm air, green grass, colorful flowers, and, of course, vacations are just a few of the many reasons to celebrate spring and summer. Spring and summer also marks the return of allergy season. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology,…
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Local Scouts to Launch Food Drive

“Scouting for Food” Effort Feeds Growing Number of Food Insecure Iowans In the spirit of the Scout promise to do a good turn daily and “to help other people at all times,” the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding their annual “Scouting for Food” donation drive on Saturday, April…
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2021 TEAM OF DREAMS CANCELLED, BUT BEYOND THE GAME TO MOVE FORWARD

Dyersville, IA | Team of Dreams, held annually at the Field of Dreams Movie Site, will not be held in 2021 due to concerns over portions of the event that have been hampered by the COVID pandemic. Team of Dreams is anticipated to be held again in 2022 with dates to be announced next year.…
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