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Health and Fitness

New Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens

By Iowa Department Of Public Health · September 9th, 2019
According to the 2018 Iowa Youth Survey, 22.4% of 11th grade students, 8.3% of eighth grade students and 2.4% of sixth grade students currently use e-cigarettes. The long-term health consequences for youth using these products are unknown. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) now offers a special program for teens who want to quit using tobacco, including e-cigarettes.

Iowa DNR and the Iowa Donor Network launch new donor registry

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · September 5th, 2019
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launched a new organ, eye, and tissue donor registry on Wednesday, September 4th. The new registry makes it possible for Iowans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors when obtaining a hunting, fishing or fur harvester license.The new registry was created after Governor Kim Reynolds signed “Logan’s Law”, a bill named after 15-year-old Logan Luft.

PEER SUPPORT RECOVERY

By Vinton Today · September 4th, 2019
PEER SUPPORT RECOVERY811 D Avenue @ the Benton County Access CenterWednesday’s 8-12Who we help: Those in mourning, isolated, depressed, lonely, manic, anxious, angry, or anything you may need to discuss.The PRZ is a place for adults living with mental illness. Simply out, this is a fun and safe place to come and socialize with but also gain support from peers.

YOU CAN HELP...

By Red Cross · September 4th, 2019
Please consider being a Red Cross blood donor on Thursday, September 5, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate Center.  If you want to walk-in, late afternoon is the best time.  Appointments can be made online at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling Kristie at (319) 472-4292. 

Blood Donations Needed Locally

By Vinton Today · September 3rd, 2019
LifeServe Blood Center is urging blood donors to roll up a sleeve to save local hospital patients this September.LifeServe Blood Center is a provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. In order to make sure LifeServe’s hospital partners’ needs are met, blood donors, whether first time or gallon level, are needed each and every day.

Iowa Department of Health adding new page to website dedicated to Vaping

By Iowa Department Of Public Health · August 30th, 2019
Because of widespread interest in the nationwide reports of severe lung disease associated with vaping, IDPH has added a page dedicated to this topic to our website. Case counts will be updated weekly on Fridays and information about this emerging health issue will be added as it becomes available. You may access this page at https://idph.

Nutrition Education with Seniors

By Iowa State University · August 29th, 2019
Attached you will find the September NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter. This edition features:Dairy: Healthy Food Group!Say CheeseMore Bang For Your BuckMyth DebunkedSupreme Grilled Cheese

Peer Recovery Zone Calendar for September

By Vinton Today · August 28th, 2019
Click to viewText for the visually impaired:Peer Recovery Zone Events are held on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Come for an hour or stay for the day. You're welcome to bring a lunch or snack at any time. September 4th Coping Mechanisms, share stories of hope. September 11th Show and Tell, Sharing an item of successSeptember 18th Let's have Fun, People's Choice DaySeptember 25th Getting Fit, going for a walk if weather permits.

One day class for ACE Interface Training being offered

By Vinton Today · August 28th, 2019
This course provides an in-depth look at adverse childhood experiences and is designed for educators, human service providers, law enforcement, and others concerned about the resiliency and wellbeing of individuals who have experienced trauma.Participants will be able to:· Define Adverse Childhood Experiences· Explain the research behind ACES and how it impacts the developing brain at critical stages· Describe the impact of ACES on those we serveAGENDA8:30-9:00 Registration9:00-9:15 Impact of Toxic Stress on Brain Development9:15-10:00 The A...

Iowa Teen Vaccination Rates Rise

By Vinton Today · August 26th, 2019
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds the immunization rates for Iowa teens rose from 2017 to 2018 and exceed both the regional (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) and national averages.The 2018 National Immunization Survey measures coverage for the Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough), meningococcal and HPV vaccines among teens aged 13 to 17.

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