James Family Prescott YMCA

Health

Take Charge of Heart Health During American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and following decreased physical activity due to COVID-19, the James Family Prescott YMCA urges everyone in the Quad Cities to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is

Health

Know the Risks: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and a time for all Quad City residents to assess their risk for developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Currently, of the 84 million people with prediabetes only 10 percent know they have the condition. In addition to the high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, people with prediabetes

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2021 James Family Prescott YMCA Youth Basketball League

The James Family Prescott YMCA’s 35th Annual Youth Basketball League season is almost here. The League, which is sponsored by Foothills Bank, will tip off January 2nd and run through March 4th. Did you know that YMCA basketball goes back way beyond tear-away pants and orange slices? In fact, the YMCA was instrumental in the

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2020 James Family Prescott YMCA Youth Flag Football League

The James Family Prescott YMCA’s 17th Annual Youth Flag Football League season is almost here. The League for boys and girls, ages 6-15  will kick off September 28th and run through the middle of November. Did you know that James Naismith, the “Father of Basketball,” is said to have invented the football helmet to protect

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