Health And Fitness
COVID Recovery Iowa is responding to the mental health needs of Iowans impacted by the recent storm. While more than 75,000 Iowans are still without power one week after a derecho destroyed trees, homes and brought down power lines across the state, help is available by contacting the Iowa Concern Hotline. COVID Recovery Iowa is for Iowans who have been impacted by both the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and living in the aftermath of last week's storms.
The Atkins Family Clinic will be open on Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm for acute patients only. The clinic had been closed since the storm hit, but will be open.
As Iowans continue to push through the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain their new sense of normalcy, parents and guardians of school-aged children are reminded that annual physicals and back-to-school immunizations are still important. According to a report released by the Iowa Department of Public Health, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, well child visits have declined significantly, causing a delay in required and recommended immunizations, health screenings, and referrals.
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: VisitIowaHealthiestState.com/Walk to sign-up as a group, household or individual.
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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.To help ensure the safety of blood donors and team members during this COVID-19 pandemic, LifeServe is enforcing several precautionary measures.
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.