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Health And Fitness

December Words on Wellness

Please find the December 2021 edition of the Words on Wellness newsletter below.This edition features:·    Eat Protein for Good Health·    Recipe for Quick Turkey Rice Soup·    Strength Training for Strong Muscles·    Safe Food at Potlucks

Food Safety Tips During the Holidays

Below are tips for food safety for the holidays including tips on cooking, storing, and handling foods. Some consumers are more at risk from foodborne illness and taking proper safeguards can prevent illnesses and make holidays a little less stressful. ·         Holiday Food Safety | FDA·         Food Safety in Your Kitchen | FDA·         Buffets and Entertaining (Game Day chart)·         Safe Food Handling | FDA Reporting a Problem If you think that you or a family member has a foodborne illness, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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December Nutrition Education with Seniors News

Below you will find the December NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     How to Meet Your Age-Related Nutrition Needs·     Corn and Rice Cereal·     LIHEAP for Joy! (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)·     Know Your Dates·     Recipe for Popcorn Trail Mix

Recall Notice: Odor Eaters Stink Stoppers Spray

Odor Eaters Stink Stoppers Spray (4 oz.can) UPC 041388006499.Lot Numbers:  041901 041902 041903 041904 041905 051901 No expiration dateReason: benzene contamination

Benton County Public Health Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

Where: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonVaccines: Moderna and JanssenWhen: Monday November 29th 9:00am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pmWednesday December 1st 5:30pm-9:00pmThursday December 2nd 5:30pm-9:00pmSaturday December 4th 9:30am-1:00pmSunday December 5th 9:30am-1:00pmMonday December 6th 5:30pm-9:00pmWednesday December 8th 10:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-9:00pmThursday December 9th 12:00pm-3:00pmFriday December 10th 10:00am-1:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Second dose of Moderna will be due 28 days after first dose.
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Moderna and Janssen Vaccine Clinic Sunday & Monday

Where: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonVaccines: Moderna and JanssenWhen: Sunday, November 21st 9:00am-1:00pm Monday, November 22nd 9:00am-1:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Second dose of Moderna will be due the week of December 19th – December 25th. Booster doses for Moderna are for people 65+ and people ages 18-64 working in high-risk jobs.

Vinton Lutheran Home Outpatient Therapy/Millennium Therapy guest at Lions Club

Vinton Lions Club hosted Justin Ealy and Theresa Fangman, OTA/L, CLT, sharing information on Vinton Lutheran Home Outpatient Therapy/Millennium Therapy. They offer a wide range of services and open for clients at their facility. The Vinton Lions membership enjoys being informed on community services, activities, projects, volunteerism, arts and economic development.

Family Nurse Practioner for Behavior Health speaks to area Kiwanis

Samantha Jirak, is a Family Nurse Practioner for Behavior Health at Vinton Family Medical Clinic. She addressed the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday.  Starting her job three years ago and hired by then administrator Mike Riege, he saw a need for mental health services in the community. She began her job with Virginia Gay Hospital, and said on her first day of work, she saw only two patients.
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Benton County Public Health Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

Where: Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton Vaccines: Moderna and Janssen When: Wednesday, November 17th 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Thursday, November 18 th 5:00pm-9:00pm Who: Anyone 18 years and older Cost: Free Note: Second dose of Moderna will be due the week of December 12th – December 18th. Booster doses for Moderna are for people 65+ and people ages 18-64 working in high-risk jobs.

LOCAL BLOOD DONORS NEEDED THIS FALL DONATE NOVEMBER 23

 LifeServe Blood Center is seeking eligible blood donors to give blood at upcoming community blood drives this fall to benefit local hospital patients. Appointments are required.Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 1:45 PM - 5:30 PM at Virginia Gay Hospital, 502 N 9th Ave. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.
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