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Iowa Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus

Iowa Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an Iowa resident, who recently traveled to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing, has tested positive for the virus.
Friday, February 19, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (4733)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
IDPH Supports National Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

IDPH Supports National Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

IDPH is working with local National Diabetes Prevention Program sites in Iowa, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program sites in Iowa, healthcare providers, and worksites to increase awareness of prediabetes.
Friday, February 5, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2450)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers

“All heart disease risk factors can be lowered with a healthy diet and regular physical activity,” said Terry Meek, Health Systems Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention. Knowing your numbers is an important step towards preventing heart disease.

Friday, January 29, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2026)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

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, January 27, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3457)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Receives More Than $6 Million to Improve CPR

IDPH Receives More Than $6 Million to Improve CPR

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received a $6.3 million grant to help save the lives of Iowans experiencing cardiac arrest both in and out of the hospital. The grant, awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will be administered by the IDPH Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS).

Wednesday, January 20, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (5252)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.4
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