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IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month

IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month

Preliminary 2015 data for Iowa indicate there were more than 12,000 reported cases of chlamydia and 2,200 of gonorrhea. Adolescents and young adults accounted for 65 and 48 percent of those cases, respectively.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1886)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Battling a Silent Epidemic

Battling a Silent Epidemic

Each year, thousands of Iowans’ lives are changed by brain injuries. A car crash, a fall on the ice, or a hard bump on the head can cause what’s known as ‘traumatic brain injury’ or TBI. Often, the complications of TBI, which include changes in thinking, language, or even general emotions, are often missed. Because of this, TBI is often called a silent epidemic. March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month in Iowa.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2115)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Concerned about Gambling? Have the Conversation

Concerned about Gambling? Have the Conversation

Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation Friday, March 4, marking March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. While gambling is harmless entertainment for most Iowans, gambling can lead to personal and financial problems for others. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 294,000 adult Iowans experienced a problem related to their gambling in the past year.

Monday, February 29, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1896)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Iowans Encouraged to Get the Blues

Iowans Encouraged to Get the Blues

Friday, March 4 is National Dress in Blue Day, a day to raise public awareness and educate people about colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease. This year, Governor Terry Branstad will sign a proclamation designating March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month on National Dress in Blue Day.

Friday, February 26, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1739)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Happy Travels

Happy Travels

As Spring Break nears, many Iowans are making travel preparations. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds vacationers to make protecting their health part of their plans. Whether traveling to a sunny beach or ski resort, take time to learn about the health concerns that may await you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1717)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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