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IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released its first report on hepatitis C infection in Iowa. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U.S.

A comparison of data from 2000 to 2015 shows the number of Iowans diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased nearly three-fold, from 754 cases in 2000 to 2,235 cases in 2015.

Monday, February 13, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2825)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (2/3/17)

Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (2/3/17)

The number of influenza-related deaths in Iowa now stands at 25 since October 2, 2016, including 11 deaths reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) during the week ending January 28, 2017. All but one of the individuals who have died had underlying conditions or contributing factors. 
Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3892)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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 (3359)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Celebrating the ‘Big Game’? Play it Safe (1/30/17)

Celebrating the ‘Big Game’? Play it Safe (1/30/17)

The ‘big game’ (on February 5, 2017) is the single most watched sporting event in the U.S. It’s a great time to get together with family and friends to enjoy all of those football themed snacks, not to mention the amazing commercials. But for some, the partying and gambling can get out of control
Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2970)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Second Influenza-Related Death Confirmed in Iowa (1/3/17)

Second Influenza-Related Death Confirmed in Iowa (1/3/17)

While influenza spread in Iowa remains low, surveillance indicates activity is increasing and the number of flu-related deaths in Iowa now stands at two. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed the influenza-related death of an elderly (81 years of age and older) Central Iowa male who had underlying health conditions. In addition, surveillance indicates all four of the flu viruses covered by the 2016/2017 vaccine are circulating in Iowa.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3542)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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