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Annual Report Shows Pause in Obesity Rate Climb

Annual Report Shows Pause in Obesity Rate Climb

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report, compiled in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One statistic in the most recent report is notable in that it has remained stable. The prevalence of obesity, which has steadily increased, leveled off in 2014. The percentage of Iowans who are either overweight or obese was 66.9 percent in 2014; this is relatively unchanged from 67 percent in 2013.

Thursday, November 19, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2276)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
Influenza Continues to Spread; Two Deaths Reported

Influenza Continues to Spread; Two Deaths Reported

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced two influenza-related deaths. The two middle-aged (41 to 60 years of age) males were from central Iowa. “Our sympathies go to the families and loved ones of the individuals who died," said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. "These deaths are an unfortunate reminder the flu virus is circulating in Iowa, and does have the potential to cause severe illness and death.” The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. The most current surveillance shows three states in the nation have the highest estimated influenza activity – Iowa, Oregon and Rhode Island.

Monday, November 16, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (6545)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
Quitline Iowa a Resource for the Great American Smokeout

Quitline Iowa a Resource for the Great American Smokeout

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) encourages Iowans who make the decision to quit smoking as part of the Great American Smokeout next week to use the help services provided by Quitline Iowa.

Thursday, November 12, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1970)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Flu Circulating in Iowa

Flu Circulating in Iowa

The flu season appears to be off to an early start in Iowa, as the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has identified cases influenza circulating the state. While influenza activity remains at a low level, the identification of the virus in Iowa should serve as motivation for those who have not yet received their yearly influenza vaccination to do so now.

Friday, October 30, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2526)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
IDPH Seeks to Battle Opioid Abuse

IDPH Seeks to Battle Opioid Abuse

The Iowa Department of Public Health today announced the intent to award four Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) grants to Iowa providers. The department received a grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) totaling $3 million ($1 million in each of three years). The grants are designed to decrease substance abuse, expand and improve medication assisted treatment services in Iowa, and increase the number of Iowans receiving MAT services. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2048)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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