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Problem Gambling – Start the Conversation (2/27/17)

Problem Gambling – Start the Conversation (2/27/17)

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 294,000 adult Iowans experienced a problem related to their gambling in the past year, potentially creating significant social and economic costs for individuals, families, businesses and communities. Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation Thursday, March 2, designating March as Problem Gambling Awareness month in Iowa.
Monday, February 27, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (846)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (1140)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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 (1658)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Celebrating the ‘Big Game’? Play it Safe (1/30/17)

Celebrating the ‘Big Game’? Play it Safe (1/30/17)

The ‘big game’ (on February 5, 2017) is the single most watched sporting event in the U.S. It’s a great time to get together with family and friends to enjoy all of those football themed snacks, not to mention the amazing commercials. But for some, the partying and gambling can get out of control
Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (954)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Gambling on Santa’s Surprises?

Gambling on Santa’s Surprises?

Every year, thousands of children receive lottery and scratch-off tickets in holiday stockings and as gifts from relatives. 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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1565)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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