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Health And Fitness

Help us help you

Our hospitals are quickly filling up again with COVID-19 patients and with those suffering from other illnesses and injuries. Our ability to transfer critical patients to higher-level facilities is becoming extremely difficult and is very concerning. Our employees are tired and overwhelmed. Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics  joins our area rural hospital partners in asking our communities for help.

PRZ (Peer Recovery Zone) January Schedule

The PRZ Zone meets at 811 D Ave in Vinton on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Feel free to come and go or stay the whole day! Bring a snack or drink, must be 18 years or older.Peer Support Centers help to create a safe, caring and inclusive space where adults can connect with others who share similar life experiences. While at the PRZ you can have healthy discussions and participate in workshops and crafts as well as have fun spending time with people just like you!If you have questions you can call Brandee at 515-745-7934.
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COVID-19 summary for Benton County

January Words on Wellness Newsletter

Below you will find your edition of the January 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Potato 101·    Recipe for Loaded Potato Soup·    Food Safety Mythbusters·    Encouragement Goes Far For a full list of ISU Extension & Outreach Human Sciences events, visit https://www.

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.
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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.

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]).
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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.

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.
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