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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 (364)/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 (1195)/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 (1783)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month (2/1/17)

February is Children’s Dental Health Month (2/1/17)

February is National Children’s Dental Health month. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans the key to a lifelong, healthy smile is early preventive care. Beginning regular dental visits by the age of 1, using fluoridated water, and brushing twice a day can help prevent painful cavities from forming in a child’s mouth. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2312)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Approximately one in 11 Iowans has some form of diabetes and about one in three Iowa adults has prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are high, but not high enough yet to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and people with this condition are at higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and serious diabetes-related complications. It’s important to know if you have prediabetes or diabetes.

Monday, November 7, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2266)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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