Health And Fitness

June WOW Newsletter

Below you will find this month's edition of the June 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter. This edition features:·    Meal Planning Tips and Tricks·    Recipe for Berries and Greens Smoothie·    That’s my Jam!·    Go SNAP, for Healthy Foods·    Here for You.

Jif Peanut Butter Recall Information

Recall Information:The JM Smucker Company LLC1 Strawberry LnOrrville, OH 44667-1241United StatesJIF CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER packaged in 18gram, 500gram, 1 kilogram, 1.1oz (120 count)12oz, 16oz, 28oz, 40oz, 48oz, 4lb packaged in twin pack 80oz and 96ozRecall Number F-1107-2022Lot codes: 1274425 2140425 UPC: 5150040200, 5150075002, 5150075005, 5150092100, 5150024191, 5150025516, 5150024177, 5150024090, 51500720015150024094, 5150024331, 5150024769, 5150024705 Best By Date: 10/01/23 - 05/20/24, 06/28/22 - 02/24/23, 10/01/22 - 05/20/235,859,227 cases totalProducts are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

Outbreak Investigation of Hepatitis A Virus: Strawberries

The FDA, along with CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, state, and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022.

Benton County Public Health Vaccine Clinic Schedule for June 2022

Update: Vaccine Clinic scheduled for this evening 6/7 is canceled.


Elections were held during the 123rd Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association’s (IOMA) Annual Conference, which was recently held in Des Moines. Dr. Brian Meeker of Vinton was elected President of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Meeker obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree in 1984 from University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (Des Moines University), in Des Moines, Iowa.

LifeServe Blood Center is on-call to send blood products to Texas

LifeServe Blood Center is prepared to support areas in emergency situations as part of the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC). BERC, is composed of more than 35 blood centers from across the nation that have committed to collecting extra blood units on a rotating, on-call schedule. The extra blood products are held in reserve for critical-need scenarios, like the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Vinton Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, May 26

The Vinton Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, May 26, at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center, 1703 C Ave., from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by going online at, or by calling Kristie at (319) 472-4292. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted. All donors will receive an aluminum water bottle.

Benton County Public Health Sexual Health Screening Clinic Monday, June 27

enton County Public Health, in partnership with Linn County Public Health, will begin providing free and confidential screening for HIV, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.The first clinic will be held on Monday, June 27th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and will continue on a quarterly schedule. No identification or insurance is needed to take part in this service.

We need immediate donations to boost the blood supply! 5/24/22

Calling all LifeServers! We need immediate donations to boost the blood supply. Our local blood supply is critically low. Please book an appointment at our upcoming blood drive by clicking the link below.Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community05/24/2022 (12:30 pm - 04:30 pm)502 N 9th AveVirginia Gay Hospital-Clinic Conference RoomVinton, IA 52349Each day hundreds of injured or ill hospital patients in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska require blood transfusions.

FDA on the availability of safe infant formula in the U.S.

On Monday night the FDA issued these news releases on the availability of safe infant formula in the U.S.: ·         FDA Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability·         FDA Provides New Updates on Activities to Mitigate Infant Formula Supply Challenges, Abbott Nutrition Agrees to Take Corrective Actions at Facility to Produce Safe Infant Formula FDA held a media call on this subject last night.
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