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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 (264)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Iowa Birth Certificate Exchange Offered for Small Certificates Issued from 1993-2009 (2/21/17)

Iowa Birth Certificate Exchange Offered for Small Certificates Issued from 1993-2009 (2/21/17)

IDPH will exchange any newborn birth certificate issued from 1993 to 2009.Download the application at http://www.idph.iowa.gov/health-statistics/request-record.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (201653)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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 (434)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released its first report on hepatitis C infection in Iowa. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U.S.

A comparison of data from 2000 to 2015 shows the number of Iowans diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased nearly three-fold, from 754 cases in 2000 to 2,235 cases in 2015.

Monday, February 13, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1116)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (2/3/17)

Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (2/3/17)

The number of influenza-related deaths in Iowa now stands at 25 since October 2, 2016, including 11 deaths reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) during the week ending January 28, 2017. All but one of the individuals who have died had underlying conditions or contributing factors. 
Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2202)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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