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Iowa Department of Health adding new page to website dedicated to Vaping

By Iowa Department Of Public Health · August 30th, 2019
Because of widespread interest in the nationwide reports of severe lung disease associated with vaping, IDPH has added a page dedicated to this topic to our website. Case counts will be updated weekly on Fridays and information about this emerging health issue will be added as it becomes available. You may access this page at https://idph.

Nutrition Education with Seniors

By Iowa State University · August 29th, 2019
Attached you will find the September NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter. This edition features:Dairy: Healthy Food Group!Say CheeseMore Bang For Your BuckMyth DebunkedSupreme Grilled Cheese

Peer Recovery Zone Calendar for September

By Vinton Today · August 28th, 2019
Click to viewText for the visually impaired:Peer Recovery Zone Events are held on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Come for an hour or stay for the day. You're welcome to bring a lunch or snack at any time. September 4th Coping Mechanisms, share stories of hope. September 11th Show and Tell, Sharing an item of successSeptember 18th Let's have Fun, People's Choice DaySeptember 25th Getting Fit, going for a walk if weather permits.

One day class for ACE Interface Training being offered

By Vinton Today · August 28th, 2019
This course provides an in-depth look at adverse childhood experiences and is designed for educators, human service providers, law enforcement, and others concerned about the resiliency and wellbeing of individuals who have experienced trauma.Participants will be able to:· Define Adverse Childhood Experiences· Explain the research behind ACES and how it impacts the developing brain at critical stages· Describe the impact of ACES on those we serveAGENDA8:30-9:00 Registration9:00-9:15 Impact of Toxic Stress on Brain Development9:15-10:00 The A...

Iowa Teen Vaccination Rates Rise

By Vinton Today · August 26th, 2019
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds the immunization rates for Iowa teens rose from 2017 to 2018 and exceed both the regional (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) and national averages.The 2018 National Immunization Survey measures coverage for the Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough), meningococcal and HPV vaccines among teens aged 13 to 17.

Peer Support Recovery to meet on Wednesdays

By Vinton Today · August 25th, 2019
Peer Support Recovery Vinton PRZ located at 811 D Ave. in the access center will meet on Wednesday’s from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Who we help: Those that in mourning, isolated, depressed, lonely, manic, anxious, angry or anything else.The PRZ is a place for adults living with mental illness. Simply put, this is a fun and safe place to come and socialize with but also gain support from peers.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Tuesday, September 3

By Janet Woodhouse · August 25th, 2019
Breast Cancer Survivors will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 3 in the dining room at Windsor Manor in Vinton. A program will be given by the dietitian of Virginia Gay Hospital. No reservations are necessary; the meal is a $7 donation. Since we are now meeting quarterly, the next meeting won't be until December.

Vaping-related Illnesses Reported among Iowa Young Adults

By Vinton Today · August 23rd, 2019
Several states have recently reported cases of severe respiratory illness among teenagers and young adults with a history of vaping. Reported symptoms include cough, fatigue, dizziness, headache, vomiting and diarrhea, chest pain, and worsening difficulty breathing, sometimes requiring intensive care.

September WOW Newsletter

By Iowa State University · August 21st, 2019
Attached you will find your edition of the September WOW newsletter. This edition features:You Herb It Here FirstRecipe for CroutonsHerbs and Spices Have an Expiration DayAny Movement is Better Than No MovementClick to view

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or drink a product sold online as a medical treatment due to a recent rise in reported health issues. Since 2010, the FDA has warned consumers about the dangers of Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol, Water Purification Solution (WPS) and other similar products.

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