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Gambling on Santa’s Surprises?

Gambling on Santa’s Surprises?

Every year, thousands of children receive lottery and scratch-off tickets in holiday stockings and as gifts from relatives. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) want to spread the word that lottery and other gambling products are not for children.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2644)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Mirrors IDPH Concerns

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Mirrors IDPH Concerns

A report released by the U.S. Surgeon General concludes one in seven people in the U.S. is expected to develop a substance use disorder at some point in their lives. Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health notes that while substance misuse and use disorders may occur at any age, adolescence and young adulthood are particularly critical periods.

Friday, November 18, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3141)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Thanksgiving Food Safety

Thanksgiving Food Safety

Whether you’re the go-to grandma who always hosts Thanksgiving dinner or the first-time novice, preparing a holiday meal is an undertaking that requires planning, skill, patience, and most importantly, attention to food safety. 
Thursday, November 17, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2263)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Approximately one in 11 Iowans has some form of diabetes and about one in three Iowa adults has prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are high, but not high enough yet to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and people with this condition are at higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and serious diabetes-related complications. It’s important to know if you have prediabetes or diabetes.

Monday, November 7, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2385)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Now is the Perfect Time for Your Flu Vaccination

Now is the Perfect Time for Your Flu Vaccination

The Iowa Department of Public Health urges Iowans to get their annual flu vaccination now if they have not already done so. Since it takes up to two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop full protection against the flu virus, being vaccinated now means you’ll be protected before the flu starts spreading and for the rest of the flu season.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2829)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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