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Team Up for 10’ years of the Healthiest State Annual Walk

By Vinton Today · August 3rd, 2020
Registration for the Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, is now open. On Wednesday, October 7, thousands of Iowans across the state will participate in walks at schools, workplaces and in their communities. Registration is free and easy: to sign-up as a group, household or individual.

WOW Newsletter for August

By Iowa State University · July 31st, 2020
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Benton County at 23 active COVID cases

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 21st, 2020
If there's a 2 week incubation time with COVID, that would put us back almost to the 4th of July weekend. Right now Benton County stands at 94 cases, up more than 10 from the last report shared on Vinton Today. So far, we've had 2,673 tested, with 2,571 negatives. Fortunately, we've only had one death, and 70 recoveries, which leave 23 active cases.

Iowa’s rural communities and families are still coping with the uncertainty, stress, and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial worries and unpredictable commodity prices also continue to contribute to farmers’ anxiety. In response to this ongoing impact, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering weekly online “Question.

The FDA continues receiving reports about the use of the hand sanitizer made by Eskbiochem. FDA is encouraging healthcare professionals, consumers, and patients to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of hand sanitizers to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program: Complete and submit the report online; orDownload and complete the form, then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178.

LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to book an appointment to give blood at an upcoming area blood drive.It’s important that eligible community members continue to give blood regularly to ensure the health of the community. If a hospital patient requires a transfusion, that blood must come from a healthy volunteer donor.

July NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · June 30th, 2020
This edition features:· Sunny Vitamin D· “Raisin” Shine, It’s Sumer Time!· Grocery Shopping and Refrigerator Tips· Recipe for Take Along Trail MixSunny Vitamin D Did you know your skin helps make vitamin D for your body? Sun exposure enables your skin to produce vitamin D. Researchers suggest that just 5 to 30 minutes a day, a couple days each week is enough to make enough vitamin D.

Test Iowa sites relocated in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids

By State Of Iowa · June 12th, 2020
Test Iowa sites in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids will be moved to new locations in those communities later today when testing concludes at 6 p.m. The Des Moines site, currently located at the Iowa Events Center north parking lot, was the first to open in the state on April 25. It will move to Polk County River Place at 2309 Euclid Avenue in Des Moines.

Dr. Brian Meeker was elected vice-president of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association.Brian Meeker, D.O. of Vinton, Iowa attended and graduated from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 1984. He completed his residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center and internship at Davenport Medical Center.

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab share guidelines for reopening

By Virginia Gay Hospital · June 8th, 2020
Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab received guidance from Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on the phased-in reopening of nursing homes. Phase I of the reopening plan does not change any of our current practices until we have 14 days without any positive or suspected cases in staff or residents. We have two staff members off at this time, and we will reevaluate once we have 14 days without having to remove staff from work due to screening positive with symptoms.

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