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Health And Fitness

ASAC makes a Positive Impact on Everyone

Every day we see the love of our community as we support those in need. As we celebrate the holidays, we appreciate all the gifts that you have given throughout the year.With your support, ASAC has helped more than 12,000 youth and adults learn skills to help prevent substance use and gambling disorders, and lead others. We have partnered with educators, parents, helping professionals and employers to provide tools so that they can share learning about the hazards of substance use and problem gambling in their daily lives.

12 Ways of Giving to support ASAC

1. Join our Beds for Babies campaign by making a donation to support purchase of new cribs, car seats, high chairs and rockers for our babies and their Moms. We need sixteen – twenty-four sets for our residential treatment program for Moms.  Make a one-time gift to support the purchase or let us know if you want to buy one of these items.2. Make giving a habit with a monthly gift to support prevention services delivered in the community and schools.
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Benton County Public Health Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

Where: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonVaccines: Moderna and JanssenWhen: Monday December 13th 9:00am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pmWednesday December 15th 5:30pm-9:00pmThursday December 16th 12:00pm-4:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pmFriday December 17th 8:30am-11:00amSunday December 19th 9:30am-1:00pmMonday December 20th 9:30am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pmTuesday December 21st 1:00pm-3:00pmWednesday December 22nd 10:00am-12:00pmMonday December 27th 5:30pm-9:00pmTuesday December 28th 1:00pm-4:00pmWednesday December 29th 5:30-9:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: Free, no appointment neededNote: Second dose of Moderna will be due 28 days after first dose.

FDA Authorizes New Long-Acting Monoclonal Antibodies for Pre-exposure Prevention

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for AstraZeneca’s Evusheld (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab and administered together) for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric individuals (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms [about 88 pounds]).

North Benton Ambulance receives 2 ventilators from State's Stockpile

BY: JARED STRONGIowa spent $10.3 million acquiring 500 ventilators before the worst months of the coronavirus pandemic when hospitalizations and deaths peaked late last year, but just nine of the breathing apparatuses were distributed to hospitals at that time.“Hospitals have been aware of the availability of these ventilators since they were purchased,” said Sarah Ekstrand, a spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Public Health.
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Iowa tests thousands of backlogged sexual assault evidence kits

By Katie AkinIowa has cleared a backlog of thousands of sexual assault evidence kits, the Attorney General’s Office reported Tuesday, resulting in nearly 300 DNA matches and four criminal cases.The Iowa Sexual Assault Kit Initiative began in 2015 with the goal of testing a backlog of sexual assault evidence kits in the state. A survey conducted that year found over 4,000 kits collected before April 2015 had never been submitted for testing.

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
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