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IDPH to Begin Accepting Applications for Expanded Medical Cannabidiol Program (6/13/17)

IDPH to Begin Accepting Applications for Expanded Medical Cannabidiol Program (6/13/17)

On May 12, 2017, Governor Branstad signed legislation expanding the Medical Cannabidiol Act, first enacted July 1, 2014. Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) filed emergency rules implementing a portion of the new law which provides that a person may recommend, possess, use, dispense, deliver, transport or administer cannabidiol if the recommendation, possession, use, dispensing, delivery, transport and administering of such is in accordance with the law.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3962)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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IDPH Recognizes Drowning Prevention Week June 18-24 (6/12/17)

IDPH Recognizes Drowning Prevention Week June 18-24 (6/12/17)

Thursday, June 15, 2017, Governor Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring June 18 through 24 as Drowning Prevention Week. Over the last 10 years, an average of 37 Iowans has died each year from accidental drowning. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that water safety is for everyone, not just children.

Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (960)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Warmer Weather Prompts Public Health Reminder (6/9/17)

Warmer Weather Prompts Public Health Reminder (6/9/17)

With temperatures expected to rise above 90 degrees for an extended period beginning this weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to keep health in mind during the hot weather.

Friday, June 9, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1378)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Communities Recognized for Fluoridation (6/8/17)

Iowa Communities Recognized for Fluoridation (6/8/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that three Iowa communities have been awarded fluoride certificates by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA). This award is presented in recognition of the contributions the water systems have made toward improving the health of their communities through water fluoridation over from 1966 through 2016.

Thursday, June 8, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (582)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/23/17)

Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/23/17)

The mild spring with frequent rains means tick-borne disease season is underway in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to protect themselves against tick bites. Ticks can carry the organisms that cause diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichiosis. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1301)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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