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Health and Fitness

July WOW Newsletter

By Iowa State University · June 21st, 2019
You will find your edition of the July WOW newsletter here. This edition features: Eating Fish Protects Your HeartAsparagus with Gremolata SauceSmartphones in the KitchenGet Your Family Moving!

Suggested ways to protect sensitive people from heavy fireworks smoke

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · June 21st, 2019
As much as we love fireworks displays, drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some.“If your family or friends suffer from asthma or respiratory difficulties, it’s important for them to stay upwind, a safe distance from fireworks smoke,” says Brian Hutchins, DNR air quality supervisor. “The elderly and children are also vulnerable to higher levels of smoke.

FREE TOOTSIE'S SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM will be given to all who donate blood at the Vinton Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, June 27, at the Vinton Skate and Activity Center from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. For an appointment call Kristie at (319)472-4292 or go online at redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.

IDPH Offers Drowning Prevention Reminders

By Vinton Today · June 19th, 2019
Drownings are a leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14 and three children die each day in the U.S. because of drowning. Nationally, drowning kills more children ages 1 through 4 than anything else except birth defects. Thursday, June 20, 2019, Governor Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring June 16 through 22 as Drowning Prevention Week in Iowa.

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

By ASAC · June 18th, 2019
Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911 Sometimes, first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone, a friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Current and Emerging Drug Trends Training

By ASAC · May 29th, 2019
New Frontier: Current and Emerging Substance Use Trends in 2019Tuesday, July 9, 2019: 8:30 am-4:30 pmGrant Wood AEA: 4401 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404· Participants will learn about the latest substance use trends, as well as emerging issues of concern· Participants will recognize signs and symptoms of impairment related to substances covered· Participants will gain an understanding of prevention efforts and how they can make an impact in their communities8:30-9:00 Registration9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introductions9:10-9:50 Drugs of In...

Keeping Our Waterways Safe

By ASAC · May 28th, 2019
Boating While Impaired Endangers Thousands of Lives Each YearWhen asked to finish the sentence, “don’t drink and…” most people will unequivocally answer “drive”. While this is true, it’s far from the only activity that becomes dangerous when you use alcohol. Unbeknownst to many, alcohol is widely recognized as “the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents”, as related by the Coast Guard.

June WOW Newsletter: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

By Iowa State University · May 17th, 2019
Attached you will find the June WOW newsletter. This edition features:June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable MonthRecipe for Summer Bounty SaladFresh Produce SafetyStay Safe in the Summer Have a great day!Click to view

Can Chiropractic Care Up Your Golf Game?

By Gabriel Smith DC, Betterton Chiropractic · May 14th, 2019
Chiropractic care has been used by professional athletes for quite some time now, and almost all professional sports teams have a chiropractor on their health team. But the benefits of chiropractic care aren’t just for athletes like Michael Jordan or Usain Bolt. Golfers like Tiger Woods, Rory McElroy, Jordan Spieth, and many more utilize chiropractic care to give them an edge against their competition as well.

Home Birth: Not Just for Royalty-Part Three

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 13th, 2019
If you missed part one or part two, click the links to catch up!As we continue with this short series on some of the increasingly favored ways women choose to give birth, we're talking today about doulas-professionals who support women during their labors and births, but in a different capacity than midwives and OB's.

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