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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 (298)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (861)/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 (1273)/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 (1853)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Joins CDC in Recognizing Tracking Awareness Week

IDPH Joins CDC in Recognizing Tracking Awareness Week

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recognizing July 11-15, 2016 as Tracking Awareness Week. CDC funds Iowa and 25 other state and city tracking programs as a part of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Iowa’s network, launched in 2013, allows Iowans access to both environmental and health outcome data simultaneously to see how our health and the environment are related.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2126)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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