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Health And Fitness

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.

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. 
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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.

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.
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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.

June WOW Newsletter

Below you will find this month's edition of the June 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter. This edition features:·    Meal Planning Tips and Tricks·    Recipe for Berries and Greens Smoothie·    That’s my Jam!·    Go SNAP, for Healthy Foods·    Here for You.

Jif Peanut Butter Recall Information

Recall Information:The JM Smucker Company LLC1 Strawberry LnOrrville, OH 44667-1241United StatesJIF CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER packaged in 18gram, 500gram, 1 kilogram, 1.1oz (120 count)12oz, 16oz, 28oz, 40oz, 48oz, 4lb packaged in twin pack 80oz and 96ozRecall Number F-1107-2022Lot codes: 1274425 2140425 UPC: 5150040200, 5150075002, 5150075005, 5150092100, 5150024191, 5150025516, 5150024177, 5150024090, 51500720015150024094, 5150024331, 5150024769, 5150024705 Best By Date: 10/01/23 - 05/20/24, 06/28/22 - 02/24/23, 10/01/22 - 05/20/235,859,227 cases totalProducts are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
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Outbreak Investigation of Hepatitis A Virus: Strawberries

The FDA, along with CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, state, and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022.

Benton County Public Health Vaccine Clinic Schedule for June 2022

Update: Vaccine Clinic scheduled for this evening 6/7 is canceled.
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