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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/1/18)

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/1/18)

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 13 percent, or 294,000 adult Iowans, experienced a problem related to their gambling in the past year. Governor Reynolds will sign a proclamation Wednesday, March 7, designating March as Problem Gambling Awareness month in Iowa.

Thursday, March 1, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (787)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month (2/23/18)

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month (2/23/18)

Each year, thousands of Iowans experience a brain injury. Falls, motor vehicle crashes and sports injuries are the leading causes of “traumatic brain injury” or TBI in Iowa. More than 17,000 Iowans receive medical attention for a brain injury each year.

Friday, February 23, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3836)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Gonorrhea Increasing Rapidly in Iowa (1/8/18)

Gonorrhea Increasing Rapidly in Iowa (1/8/18)

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), reported cases of gonorrhea are increasing quickly in Iowa. Preliminary Iowa data indicate 3,600 cases of gonorrhea in 2017. This would be a 145 percent increase since 2013. There were 2,600 cases reported in 2016.

Monday, January 8, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2551)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Reduced-Cost Naloxone Availability Expands (12/19/17)

Reduced-Cost Naloxone Availability Expands (12/19/17)

 “This is a significant step in potentially reducing opioid-related overdoses,” said IDPH Opioid Initiatives Director Kevin Gabbert. “The usual cost for purchasing naloxone through a pharmacy is around $150. By purchasing through the DAS agreement, the cost is $75.”

Tuesday, December 19, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1141)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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What Are the Odds on Naughty or Nice? (12/15/17)

What Are the Odds on Naughty or Nice? (12/15/17)

Every year, thousands of children receive lottery and scratch-off tickets as gifts. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) want to spread the word that lottery and other gambling products are not for children under the age of 18.

Friday, December 15, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1184)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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