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Save Your Brain (1/18/18)

Save Your Brain (1/18/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today launched an online quiz to help older Iowans determine their risk for cognitive decline and what steps to take to reduce that risk. Anyone can take the Save Your Brain quiz online at https://idph.iowa.gov/save-your-brain.   

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1787)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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14 Weeks to a Healthier You (1/10/18)

14 Weeks to a Healthier You (1/10/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is participating in a national health program especially designed for individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or mobility limitations. “14 Weeks to a Healthier You” is an online program that helps participants get moving and make healthy choices.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (320)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is collaborating with three community colleges to provide assistance to expecting and parenting students. Des Moines Area Community College, Indian Hills Community College and Kirkwood Community College will each receive $360,000 for one year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1592)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Iowa Stroke Death Rates Continue to Decline, Depart from National Trend (10/3/17)

Iowa Stroke Death Rates Continue to Decline, Depart from National Trend (10/3/17)

Earlier this month, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a “Vital Signs” report indicating that after decades of decline, progress in preventing stroke deaths has slowed. The report found stroke death declines have stalled in three out of every four states. Only 13 states saw stroke death rates continue to decrease steadily from 2000 to 2015. Iowa is one of those states.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1614)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2017 (9/29/17)

Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2017 (9/29/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first Iowa death this year associated with West Nile virus. A middle-age adult (41 to 60 years of age) woman from southwest Iowa died in September. “This death related to West Nile is tragic and reminds us to protect ourselves and our families from mosquitoes,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. "Until the state's first hard frost, whether it's for work or play, being outside means there's a risk for West Nile virus."

Friday, September 29, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2020)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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