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Health And Fitness

Benton County Public Health Advises Residents on Spring Break Travel

Benton County Public Health continues to work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners to monitor and respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and has since been detected in other parts of the world, including the U.

March Peer Recovery Zone Calendar

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March Words on Wellness Newsletter

Click to viewAttached you will find your edition of the March 2020 WOW newsletter. This edition features:Eat Right Bite by BiteRecipe for Pineapple Snack CakesScrub by Scrub: The Importance of Washing Your ProduceWarm Weather and Warm Joints

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

 The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the National Council on Problem Gambling, dedicates March to helping people “have the conversation” about problem gambling. Approximately 2 million (1%) of U.S. adults are estimated to meet criteria for Gambling Disorder and another 4-6 million (2-3%) would be considered problem gamblers; yet for many, gambling remains a hidden addiction.

Benton County Prepares for COVID-19

By Benton County Public HealthBenton County Public Health is advising residents about what they can do now to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. To date, no one in Iowa has tested positive for COVID-19.“Since the start of this outbreak, Benton County Public Health has worked closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to monitor potential cases of COVID-19,” said Benton County Public Health Director Katie Cox BSN, RN.
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The child may not remember, but the body remembers.Benton-Iowa Community Partnership for Protecting Children is pleased to announce Patti (Wachtendorf) Lund, recently retired Iowa State Penitentiary warden, will be giving a talk on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Blairstown Community Center, 305 Locust Street NW. The program will begin with a showing of the 60-minute documentary RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.

When Rumors Fly, Turn to Trusted Resources

When a new virus like coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) emerges on the public health scene, there are many questions. It is normal to be concerned about COVID-19, which has caused so much illness and death in China. Public health officials take every disease outbreak seriously and Benton County Public Health has been working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn about COVID-19 and its risk to Iowans.

The world is a better place with you in it

By Jamie Stander Calling all VINTON-SHELLSBURG, CPU and BENTON COMMUNITY middle schoolers and high schoolers…On Sunday, March 15, from 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Benton County Fairgrounds (1702 2nd Ave. Vinton) I am looking for help with something that is dear to my heart, has affected my loved ones lives and my life in some way shape or form and is something I feel deeply that I need to do.
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Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes Brendan Leiran, PA-C

Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Brendan Leiran, PA-C, as an Emergency Room/Hospitalist. He received a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from St. Ambrose University and has experience as a physician assistant simultaneously working in both Urgent Care for Mercycare in Cedar Rapids and orthopedics/sports medicine at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa.

Vinton Lutheran Home offering Support Group for Dementia Caregivers

Vinton Lutheran Home Communities is offering a Dementia Support Group which wlll begin on Tuesday, February 18th. The event is open to caregivers, family, friends and those diagnosed with a dementia related illness. For more information, click on their Facebook page here!
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