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Health And Fitness

LIFESERVE BLOOD CENTER’S BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE IS BACK FROM JULY 5-9

DONORS WILL BOOST LOCAL BLOOD SUPPLY AND CAST VOTES FOR THEIR FAVORITE FIRST RESPONDER GROUP  The local and national blood supply is dangerously low, and LifeServe Blood Center is asking for help from community members. LifeServe is partnering with local first responders across its entire service region for this year’s Battle of the Badges blood drive.

Port Pillows Available at Bobbins and Boards

Bobbins & Boards has port pillows available for anyone in need As a quilter, you are always looking for someone or something to donate to. Recently a group of quilters and friends from Janesville, Wisconsin came across a need for port pillows. I had no idea what these were or what they were used for. They are placed near a port that has been placed for chemo or dialysis treatment while wearing a seatbelt so it won’t rub.
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July NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) Newsletter

Attached below you will find the July NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·    Complementing Plant Based Proteins·    Dry Great Northern Beans·    Buying in Bulk·    Cooking Dried Beans in a Slow Cooker·    G

Fresh Conversations at Vinton Public Library

Fresh Conversations provided by Iowa State University Extension are scheduled to be held on July 14 and August 11 and September 8 at the Vinton Public Library. The event will begin at 11:00Fresh Conversations is a FREE nutrition and physical education program for ages 60+. The program offers practical tips and sensible solutions to everyday problems that get in the way of doing what most people want to do: eat well and live well!Fresh Conversations is also an opportunity to connect with other adults for a friendly group discussion!More information can be found at this link.

Peer Recovery Zone July Schedule

Events for the Peer Recovery Zone are held at 800 D Ave. at the Social Service Building on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. You are welcome to come and go throughout the day or stay all day if you'd like. Bring a snack and/or drink, participants must be 18 years or older. Peer Support Centers help to create a safe, caring and inclusive safe space where adults can connect with others who share similar life experiences.
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Skittle & Starburst Varieties Recalled Due to Potential Embedded Metal Strands

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC has voluntarily recalled specific varieties of SKITTLES" Gummies, STARBURST" Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS" Gummies due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.SKITTLES - Recall Number F-1357-2022" Gummies " Original " Wild Berry " Sour " Original 5.8oz, 2.93oz, 12oz " Wild Berry - 5.

Beverage Recall due to Unlabeled Sulfites Causing off Flavor and Aroma

7UP Zero Sugar Lemon Lime Soda 12 pack of 12 oz. can UPC Cardboard Wrap Code: 7800001181 UPC Can Code: 0780790Product Code Date: H1217 CB3WPolar Black Cherry Premium Seltzer 12 pack of 12oz cans UPC Cardboard Wrap Code: 7153700228, UPC Can Code: 7153700110Product Code Date: 12/16/2022 KDCTarget Good & Gather Coconut Pineapple Sparkling Water 8 pack of 12 oz.

Marijuana use in Benton County Juniors hits 10%

By Ricki HallThe more people know about substance use, the easier it is to talk about and guide people in a direction to get help when there is a problem. Talking to teenagers about substance use can be difficult, but it’s a conversation worth having. Right now, marijuana use and vaping are becoming popular among teens. In Benton County, 10% of the 11th graders reported using marijuana.
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Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

Description:In response to growing concerns about mental health and suicide, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Your Life Iowa are offering four free webinars focused on suicide prevention education.Objectives● Increase understanding and knowledge of suicide in Iowa.● Increase knowledge of effective skills to provide suicide safe care for special populations.

Iowa Pediatric Healthcare Collaborative Facilitates Family Advocacy

Last week, the Iowa Pediatric Healthcare Collaborative, a group comprised of Blank Children’s Hospital, ChildServe, MercyOne Children’s Hospital and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, hosted one-on-one discussions with Iowa families and federal lawmakers. Coinciding with the Children’s Hospital Association’s 2022 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Week, June 12 to 14, patient families across the country met with federal representatives.
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