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Health And Fitness

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.
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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.

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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Free Confidential Screening

Free confidential screening for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Hepatitis C will be held at the Virginia Gay Hospital on Monday, June 27, from 1-3:00 p.m.The hospital is located at 509 North 9th Ave. in Vinton. No appointment is needed. Check in at the front entrance registration desk and ask to see Linn County Public Health. 

National and local blood supply at dangerously low level

 Iowa based community blood centers, LifeServe Blood Center and ImpactLife, along with local hospitals are issuing critical appeals for blood donors and urging community members to donate blood this week. National and local blood supplies have dipped to critically low levels. Currently, there is less than a one-day supply of more than half of the blood types which causes concern for hospitals and patients in need.

Cigarette Smoking and COVID-19

Stopping smoking is a difficult process. People may make several attempts to quit before they are successful. It can improve your health and save money! There are many strategies that can be used to support your efforts. Nicotine Replace Therapies (NRTs) include over-the-counter products such as nicotine gum, lozenges, and nicotine patches. These products are designed to be used short-term, to help when your body is withdrawing from nicotine.
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Dr. Sara Stuefen Elected as Trustee to Iowa Dental Association Board

Sara Stuefen, DDS, has been elected to a three-year term as the University District Dental Society Trustee to the Iowa Dental Association (IDA) Board of Trustees. Dr. Stuefen received her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, and has been in practice for 12 years at Sara E. Stuefen DDS PC in Vinton. Dr. Stuefen received the IDA New Dentist of the Year award in 2015 and the IDA Outstanding Service Award in 2022.

NEWS Newsletter

Below you will find the June NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·    Back to the Basics·    Rice Crisp Cereal·    Picnic Basket Food Safety·    Food Storage Help·    Recipe for Chewy Granola Bar  Upcoming Events:Preserve the Taste of SummerVirtual Preserve the Taste of Summer 101- June 8Dubuque, Jam Making & Dehydrating Workshop- June 11 Fresh ConversationsA free nutrition education program for adults 60+ designed to support healthy aging and independence.
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