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Health and Fitness

SACK: Knights raise money to 'Sack' SIDS, Autism and Cancer

By Vinton Today · September 24th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_24238" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mark and Elisha Palmer of the Knox Blox Foundation joined the Union captains during SACK night.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24239" align="alignright" width="300"] Union football manager Olivia Scott received the check on behalf of the River Hills facility.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 21

By Vinton Today · September 19th, 2018
Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN, is sharing the following information of public interest. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa Department on Aging and Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition join partners across the state in recognizing September 21, 2018, as Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

If you have a cell phone, you are likely to receive a test emergency message from the federal government on Oct. 3. Originally scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 20, but delayed because of Hurricane Florence, the test text messaging service is designed to warn Americans about pending emergencies or disasters.

Iowa West Nile Virus Activity Highest Since 2003

By Vinton Today · September 15th, 2018
West Nile virus cases have hit the second highest number since the mosquito-born virus was identified in Iowa in 2002. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 73 cases of West Nile virus are under investigation. The highest year was 2003, when Iowa had 147 cases. “School has started, Halloween is just around the corner and some people are even thinking about the holidays, but mosquitoes are still thriving and biting,” said IDPH Deputy Epidemiologist, Dr.

Juul e-smoking is now the "Iphone of Vaping"

By Vinton Today · September 12th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_23874" align="alignleft" width="353"] Pictured is a Juul smoking device.[/caption] Juul Labs touts its Juul e-smoking device as a way to improve the lives of the millions of smokers in the world; the reality is that it is now the most popular new way to get our youth to begin smoking.

Juul e-smoking is now the "Iphone of Vaping"

By Vinton Today · September 12th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_23874" align="alignleft" width="353"] Pictured is a Juul smoking device.[/caption] Juul Labs touts its Juul e-smoking device as a way to improve the lives of the millions of smokers in the world; the reality is that it is now the most popular new way to get our youth to begin smoking.

Dr. Erica Silbernagel joins the Vinton Family Medical Clinic

By Vinton Today · September 5th, 2018
Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics is pleased to announce that Dr. Erica Silbernagel, D.O., will begin seeing patients on Monday, September 17th at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. The Silbernagel family recently moved to Vinton and includes Erica, her husband Colman, and their 18 month-old son Lincoln.

ASAC Action Newsletter

By Vinton Today · September 5th, 2018
Greetings from ASAC! Please check out the newest edition of the ASAC Action Newsletter. Inside, you will find highlights including: Overdose Awareness Day New Online Donation Option to Support ASAC Jackson County Grant Award Tobacco & Nicotine Free Parks Teens & Summer Substance Use ASAC Counselor Diana Jackson Awarded Amy’s Story of Hope International Recovery Month ASAC Helps Families Reconnect We hope you enjoy this month’s updates from ASAC.

Consumer Advisory Issued for Ozark Country Sorghum

By Vinton Today · September 5th, 2018
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Johnson County Public Health Department, and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) today issued a consumer advisory for sorghum made by Ozark Country Sorghum in Dunnegan, Missouri.  Laboratory tests conducted by the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa indicate the product has “extremely high nitrate levels, which can be hazardous especially if consumed by infants and children,” DIA Food and Consumer Safety Bureau Chief Steven Mandernach said.

Consumer Advisory Issued for Ozark Country Sorghum

By Vinton Today · September 5th, 2018
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Johnson County Public Health Department, and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) today issued a consumer advisory for sorghum made by Ozark Country Sorghum in Dunnegan, Missouri.  Laboratory tests conducted by the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa indicate the product has “extremely high nitrate levels, which can be hazardous especially if consumed by infants and children,” DIA Food and Consumer Safety Bureau Chief Steven Mandernach said.

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