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Latest Iowa Youth Survey Finds Alcohol Use Continues to Decline (4/28/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) 2016 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) is out and it shows in general, underage drinking continues to decline. Alcohol use among Iowa 11th graders was down from the 2012 survey, falling from 26.4 percent in 2012 to 21.3 percent in 2016. In addition, binge drinking fell 11.1 percentage points from 24.0 percent in 2012 to 12.9 percent in 2016.

Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (65)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Latest Iowa Youth Survey Finds Alcohol Use Continues to Decline (4/28/17)

Latest Iowa Youth Survey Finds Alcohol Use Continues to Decline (4/28/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) 2016 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) is out and it shows in general, underage drinking continues to decline. Alcohol use among Iowa 11th graders was down from the 2012 survey, falling from 26.4 percent in 2012 to 21.3 percent in 2016. In addition, binge drinking fell 11.1 percentage points from 24.0 percent in 2012 to 12.9 percent in 2016.

Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (114)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month (4/5/17)

IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month (4/5/17)

Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Iowa, with a 75 percent increase in gonorrhea cases from 2013 to 2016. Preliminary 2016 data show chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all increased over the previous year, mirroring national trends.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (708)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Problem Gambling – Start the Conversation (2/27/17)

Problem Gambling – Start the Conversation (2/27/17)

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 294,000 adult Iowans experienced a problem related to their gambling in the past year, potentially creating significant social and economic costs for individuals, families, businesses and communities. Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation Thursday, March 2, designating March as Problem Gambling Awareness month in Iowa.
Monday, February 27, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1369)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month (2/24/17)

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month (2/24/17)

Thursday, March 2, Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation designating March as Brain Injury Awareness month in Iowa. This year’s theme is ‘Shattering the Myths and Unmasking the Opportunities.’
Friday, February 24, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1566)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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