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Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of information recently released by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) containing insight into current behaviors by the youth in our communities.The IDPH 2018 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) shows in general, underage drinking continues to decline.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

By ASAC · March 6th, 2019
The experiences we have as a child can have a profound impact on us, both positively and negatively. A growing body of research has shown the connection that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have in relation to the development of a wide range of health problems throughout one’s life.What constitutes an ACE is varied, and would include such traumatic events such as abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), neglect, and domestic violence, substance use within the home, divorce or household mental illness.

Iowa Youth Survey: Suicide Risk and E-Cigarette Use Climbing,Alcohol Use Decline

By Iowa Dept. Of Public Health · March 5th, 2019
The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) 2018 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) shows in general, underage drinking continues to decline. Alcohol use among Iowa 11th graders was down from 26.4 percent in 2012 to 20.4 percent in 2018. Binge drinking fell from 19.2 percent in 2012 to 12.0 percent in 2018.

March 2019 WOW Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · March 4th, 2019
Attached you will find your edition of the March WOW newsletter. This edition features:· Frozen Food Facts· Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day Boxty (Potato Pancakes)· Everything and the Kitchen Sink· Take a Time Out for FlexibilityClick to view

When picturing St. Patrick’s Day festivities, it’s likely you’ll think of alcohol, and perhaps lots of it. This is for good reason, as this Holiday commemorating the patron saint of Ireland is regarded as one of the biggest drinking days of the year. While adult consumption of alcohol can be done safely and responsibly, reasonable drinking guidelines are often overlooked in favor of excessive drinking, known as binge drinking.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet March 11

By Janet Woodhouse · March 4th, 2019
Breast cancer survivors will meet March 11 in the dining room of Windsor Manor at 5:45.  Dinner is seven dollars; no reservations required. Come and hear updates on Pink Night at the basketball game and the upcoming Party in Pink 5K.  If you have questions, call Deb Wilberg 472-4042, Angie Tharp 472-2994,  or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862.

Explore the Opportunities and Grow with Virginia Gay Hospital!

By Virginia Gay Hospital · March 1st, 2019
Visit www.myvgh.org/careers for a current list of all open positions and additional job details including: • Van Driver as needed • Housekeeping, full-time • Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) or Respiratory Therapist, weekend nights Nursing Positions For details and online application information, visit NursingAtVirginiaGayHospital.

Virginia Gay Hospital Moves Foshé-Everett To Dietary Lead

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 27th, 2019
Foshé-Everett brings with her 15 years of overall experience in food service and preparation, 11 of which have been with Virginia Gay. She is excited to take on the challenge of this new position and looks forward to a more significant role in resident care and working to elevate the work environment.

VGH To hold Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 26

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 25th, 2019
Tap into the luck of the blood donor this March by rolling up a sleeve to give the gift of life! Remember: what goes around comes around! You never know who in your community will need a lifesaving blood transfusion. Giving blood only takes about an hour and can save the lives of three local people! That’s some good karma to spread.

Due to the incoming storm and unsafe travel conditions the Drug Trend Presentation that was scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 12th in Belle Plaine has been postponed to Wednesday, March 6th Click to view flyer

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