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Health And Fitness

Fact Sheet: Helping Families Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage

To address infant formula shortages in the wake of Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formulas, the Biden-Harris Administration is working to ensure that infant formula is safe and available for families across the country. Yesterday, President Biden spoke with retailers and manufacturers, including Walmart, Target, Reckitt, and Gerber, to discuss ways to get more formula quickly and safely onto store shelves.

May 2022 Word on Wellness Newsletter

You will find the May 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter below!This edition features:·    Fermented Foods Support Your Health·    Recipe for Tzatziki & Pita Chips·    Tend a Garden to Make Your Health Bloom·    Spring Clean Your Refrigerator
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Formula Shortage Update from the Departments of Public Health and Human Services

In Iowa and nationwide, infant formula is in short supply. The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services are working to provide information and resources to Iowans who are impacted by the shortage.Supply chain constraints have been affecting product availability since January. The formula recall issued in February and closure of the Abbott production facility in Michigan has exacerbated this issue.

May NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) Newsletter

Below you will find the May NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     Get the Most Bang for Your Nutritional Buck·     Whole Wheat Pasta·     Food Safety in 4 Simple Steps·     Cook to Perfection·     Recipe for Pasta Salad Fresh ConversationsA free nutrition education program for adults 60+ designed to support healthy aging and independence.

Two Behavioral Health Organizations Join Forces in Eastern Iowa

Leadership at the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), serving Linn, Benton, Jones, Jackson and Clinton counties, and the Substance Abuse Service Center (SASC), covering Dubuque and Delaware counties, are pleased to announce an agreement between the two agencies to align under the name of ASAC effective July, 1 2022. This move follows a nationwide-wide trend of bringing together successful organizations and services to strengthen and support a strong system of health care.
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FDA Limits Use of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to Certain Individuals

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has limited the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate, and to individuals 18 years of age and older who elect to receive the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine because they would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services, soon to be the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are urging Iowans to prioritize their mental health. After the last two years of pandemic living, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being.

Make It Home to Your Mom This Mother's Day

The Iowa State Patrol is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 7 states, including Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska for the Slow Down Move Over enforcement campaign to remind drivers to obey the speed limits and to move over for emergency vehicles this Mother’s Day weekend. Mother’s Day is May 8 and law enforcement agencies from our region will be out trying to prevent crashes, save lives and raise awareness about the dangers of speeding all weekend, from May 6 – 8.
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Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening available at Virginia Gay Hospital

Andrew Dickson, RT(R)  Lung cancer is the third most common and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  Most patients with lung cancer are diagnosed at advanced stages, and effective early screening strategies are a major public health priority.  As with all cancers, early detection is key to a better prognosis.   Low dose CT is a chest CT scan performed at settings to minimize radiation exposure compared to normal CT chest exams.

BCPH Vaccine Clinics for May 2022

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