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Health And Fitness

November 2022 Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

(Scroll down to November 2022)The CDC Vaccination Guidelines can be seen HERE. 

Stop The Bleed Training November 1

The Izaak Walton League will host a FREE - STOP THE BLEED® - course for their Tuesday, November 1st meeting.  All are welcome but we particularly suggest hunters and sports shooters attend this course.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM, the course will run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Why Learn?A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We've all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life.
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October 2022 Words on Wellness Newsletter

Attached you will find your edition of the October 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    What is a Plant-Based Diet?·    Recipe for Slow Cooker Lentils·    Busted: SNAP Myths·    Fighting Higher Grocery Prices Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

Vaccine Schedule for October

HHS Launches Naloxone Program for Iowa Organizations, Businesses and Schools

To help address the issue of opioid misuse, the Iowa Department of Health of Human Services (HHS) is expanding their initiative to provide naloxone (the opioid overdose reversal medication) to Iowa organizations, businesses and schools, which may be in a position to render aid to a person at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose.Since February of 2022, HHS has offered eligible organizations and businesses free naloxone nasal spray kits.
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Domestic violence fatalities decline slightly in first eight months of 2022

Women remain the overwhelming majority of victims in IowaTwelve people lost their lives as a result of domestic violence in the first eight months of 2022. Nine women and three bystanders were killed as a result of these domestic violence cases.   The 12 deaths in 2022 represent a decrease in the number of domestic violence deaths reported during the same period in 2021 when 17 deaths were recorded, according to the Domestic Violence Fatality Chronicle.

CPAP Mask Recalls

Reason for RecallNo contraindication/warning regarding magnetic components in CPAP masks for patients with implantable devices or metallic splinters in the eyes.1. Product DescriptionPhilips Respironics Amara View Minimal Contact Full-Face MaskRecall NumberZ-1780-2022All Units; Model No: 1090602, 1090603, 1090604, 1090622, 1090623, 1090624, 1090641, 1090642, 1090643, 1090644, 1090651, 1090652, 1090653, 1090654, 1090662, 1090663, 1090664, 1090670, 1090696, 1090697, 1135080, 1135081, 1135082, 1136626, 1090670RTL, 1136626RTL.

PRZ (Peer Recovery Zone) October Schedule

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As Hurricane Ian makes landfall, the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Interorganizational Task Force is urging eligible blood donors in parts of the United States unaffected by the storm to make donation appointments as soon as possible and keep existing appointments.The blood supply in the hurricane zone is already suffering due to lower blood donor turnout and evacuations ahead of the storm.

"Rainbow” Fentanyl Targets Kids

Q&A: “Rainbow” Fentanyl Targets KidsWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What do parents need to know about “rainbow” fentanyl? A: As students headed back to school, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an alert about candy-colored, “rainbow” fentanyl produced and marketed by the drug cartels to entice young people. When parents across America tuck their kids in at night, remember words matter.
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