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Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

CDC data released today show the proportion of Iowa adults with obesity has fallen slightly, from 32.1 percent in 2015 to 32.0 percent in 2016. Of the 54 U.S. states and territories included in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report, Iowa is one of 16 that showed a decline in self-reported obesity.

Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (277)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Healthy Homes are Smoke Free Homes (6/1/17)

Healthy Homes are Smoke Free Homes (6/1/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in recognizing June as the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM).

Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1127)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Smoke Free Homes Registry Reaches 1000 Mark (5/23/17)

IDPH Smoke Free Homes Registry Reaches 1000 Mark (5/23/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Smoke Free Homes Registry, which was launched in 2012, has reached 1,000 properties. In order to be entered in the registry, a property must have at least one building that is 100 percent smoke free and must have this specified in the lease language. “The best way to protect against exposure to secondhand smoke is to make sure the places we live and work are smoke free,” said IDPH Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Director Jerilyn Oshel. “Globally, 6 million people die each year due to tobacco-related causes and 600,000 of those are people die from secondhand smoke.”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1157)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Do I Have Prediabetes? Take the Test (3/22/17)

Do I Have Prediabetes? Take the Test (3/22/17)

Most people with prediabetes don’t know they have it; in fact, more than one in three Iowa adults have prediabetes, which means they are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, people with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and serious diabetes-related complications.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2030)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (2/17/17)

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (2/17/17)

Governor Branstad will sign a state proclamation Wednesday, February 22, recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness month in Iowa. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Iowa and seven out of 10 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer had no signs or symptoms. 
Friday, February 17, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2311)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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