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Health And Fitness

Fresh Conversations at 4th St. Diner, Monday, June 26

Benton County Public Health Clinic

Benton County Public Health Clinic.Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration  COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/ModernaWednesday, June 14th, 2023, 9am-1pm: Vaccine Clinic for adults Pfizer/ModernaWednesday, June 14th, 2023,
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NEW RESOURCE FOR IOWANS TO LEARN ABOUT EMERGING DRUGS

The Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) unveiled a new website to educate Iowans about emerging substances for which there may be little or no regulation, such as Xylazine and Kratom. The new online resource also highlights the dangers of evolving illicit substances like fentanyl, counterfeit pills, and highly potent marijuana products.  The Iowa Emerging Drugs in Iowa website provides educational information about newer or changing substances marketed for consumption in Iowa.

Farmers Market Program Checks Available to WIC Recipients, Low-Income Seniors

Program assists Iowa WIC recipients and lower-income seniors in obtaining fresh and nutritious local produce while building market demand for Iowa farmers Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks are now available for eligible Iowa WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) recipients and low-income senior citizens.

June Words on Wellness

Attached you will find your edition of the June 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Get Fired Up! Grill What’s in Season·    Recipe for Grilled Vegetable Packets·    Three Simple Rules for Outdoor Meals·    Double Up on Food Bucks Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.
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Belle Plaine Specialty Care receives national Commitment to Quality Bronze Award

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award. Ten Iowa long-term care facilities were recognized by AHCA/NCAL with this award, which encompassed nearly 400 long-term and post-acute care providers in 47 states.Ten Iowa long-term care facilities received this award, which included Benton County's Belle Plaine Specialty Care, in Belle Plaine.

Vigilance is Key to Preventing Tick Bites

Entomologist discusses strategies for avoiding ticks and the diseases they spreadTicks, and the pathogens they carry, can pose a serious risk to human health. As the weather warms and Iowans spend more time outside, the risk of tick diseases can be lowered by avoiding ticks, checking for tick hitchhikers upon returning indoors, and removing any attached ticks promptly and effectively.

New law makes Iowa 38th state to regulate midwives

On June 1, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the signing of HF 265 to license certified professional midwives in Iowa. Thirty-seven other states and the District of Columbia currently regulate the practice of midwifery, making Iowa the 38th state.The bill provides licensure for Certified Professional Midwives (CPM), also referred to as direct-entry midwives, which are certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).
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Benton County Public Health Clinic Vaccine Schedule

Benton County Public Health Clinic.Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration  COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Wednesday, June 7th , 2023, 11am-3pm: Vaccine Clinic for adults Pfizer/Moderna Friday, June 9th , 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna

Hawkeye Community College to Host Health Careers Open House June 14

Hawkeye Community College will host a Health Careers Open House on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa.The need for skilled healthcare workers has never been greater. For example, Iowa Workforce Development projects that Iowa must staff 9,000 additional home health and personal care aids and 2,500 additional nurses each year to keep up with demand.
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