Health And Fitness

IDPH Celebrates International Adolescent Health Week

 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing International Adolescent Health Week March 20-26, 2022, and encourages all Iowans to put the health, safety, and well-being of children first every day, but especially during this week. Despite the challenges young people face today, Iowa teens are thriving:The percentage of 11th grade students who reported having at least one drink of alcohol in the past 30 days decreased from 26.

Spring into Life, Give Blood March 22

 Spring into action and give the gift of life by donating blood. LifeServe Blood Center is urging community members to roll up their sleeve and give blood as soon as possible!Someone requires a blood transfusion every 2 seconds. 100% of the blood products needed by your community hospital come from LifeServe blood donors.Make an appointment at an upcoming neighborhood blood drive near you.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Virginia Gay Hospital in collaboration with Benton County Public Health to conduct a survey assessing the top health and community needs of the people we serve. The following survey questions are based on six factors important for the health and well-being of everyone in your community. We are interested in your input.The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

ASAC Works to Lower Substance-use Related Deaths through Workplace Changes

Seventy-seven percent of individuals who use substances are employed either full or part-time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, employed individuals with a substance use disorder are three to four times more likely to have an accident on the job and five times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim according to the Employee Assistance Society of North America.

Shellsburg Lions/ImpactLife Blood Drive April 13

The next Lions/ImpactLife Blood drive is scheduled for April 13 at the Shellsburg Legion Hall. To register please call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or You can also schedule to donate by clicking this link, Thank you for supporting this great cause. The blood bank is in serious need for blood at this time, so any donate is greatly appreciated.

Benton County Public Health Schedules First Sexual Health Screening Clinic

Benton 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, March 28th 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.

Del Monte Bubble Fruit Recall due to metal fragments

Del Monte Bubble Fruit - Tropical Mixed Fruit Cup Snacks. Mixed fruit and popping boba with sweetened juice. 3.5 oz (4 pack), 6 x 4 pack sleeves per carton UPC: 24000 25236 Recall Number F-0851-2022Lot code 130901, Best If Used By 30 Jan 2023.Reason for recall:Product being recalled due to potential metal fragment approximately 2-3mm in size.

Blood Drive in Shellsburg April 13

The Shellsburg Lions Club hosted a blood drive on Feb 10 and the turnout was great. We ended up collecting 14 units which means that up to 42 local patients will receive blood because of the Shellsburg community!!The next Lions/ImpactLife Blood drive is scheduled for April 13 at the Shellsburg Legion Hall. To register please call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or eshaeff@gmail.

March Nutrition Education with Seniors Newsletter

In the March newsletter you will find the  March NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     Stay Hydrated·     Canned Beef Stew·     Safe Selections – What not to bring home·     Keep Moving in March·     Recipe for Whole Wheat Bread in a Bag Fresh ConversationsA free nutrition

March Words on Wellness Newsletter

Attached you will find the March 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter.Topics include:Take a Tastebud AdventureRecipe for Thai Curry ChickenPut the Freeze on Spoiled FoodMove It 
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