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Iowa Water Systems Honored by CDC

Iowa Water Systems Honored by CDC

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that more than three dozen Iowa water systems have been awarded Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Thursday, October 8, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1508)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
U.S. Surgeon General Gives Marching Orders to Walk

U.S. Surgeon General Gives Marching Orders to Walk

Earlier this month, U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, announced a call to action to make American cities more ‘walkable.’ Dr. Murthy said walking is a simple, affordable way to get exercise, but only if people have a place to do it. This emphasis on creating safe and accessible walking routes in communities is central to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Iowans Walking Assessment Logistics Kit (I-WALK) program.

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1339)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
It’s Time for Your Annual Flu Vaccination

It’s Time for Your Annual Flu Vaccination

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans it’s time for their annual flu vaccination. “Influenza circulates year-round, but influenza spread typically picks up and remains active between October and May,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Being vaccinated now will ensure protection before the flu season starts in October; it’s not too early to get your shot.”

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2266)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Keep Labor Day Celebrations Food-Safe

Keep Labor Day Celebrations Food-Safe

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, 76 million Americans get sick, more than 300,000 are taken to the hospital, and 5,000 people die from food-borne illnesses.

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1262)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Suicide Prevention Week Set for Sept. 7-13

Suicide Prevention Week Set for Sept. 7-13

Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation September 4 designating September 7 through 13 as Suicide Prevention Week. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all Iowans and the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year-olds and those ages 25 to 44.

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1204)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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