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Gonorrhea Increasing Rapidly in Iowa (1/8/18)

Gonorrhea Increasing Rapidly in Iowa (1/8/18)

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), reported cases of gonorrhea are increasing quickly in Iowa. Preliminary Iowa data indicate 3,600 cases of gonorrhea in 2017. This would be a 145 percent increase since 2013. There were 2,600 cases reported in 2016.

Monday, January 8, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (818)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Reduced-Cost Naloxone Availability Expands (12/19/17)

Reduced-Cost Naloxone Availability Expands (12/19/17)

 “This is a significant step in potentially reducing opioid-related overdoses,” said IDPH Opioid Initiatives Director Kevin Gabbert. “The usual cost for purchasing naloxone through a pharmacy is around $150. By purchasing through the DAS agreement, the cost is $75.”

Tuesday, December 19, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (393)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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What Are the Odds on Naughty or Nice? (12/15/17)

What Are the Odds on Naughty or Nice? (12/15/17)

Every year, thousands of children receive lottery and scratch-off tickets as gifts. 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 under the age of 18.

Friday, December 15, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (389)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Launches YourLifeIowa.org Website (11/1/17)

IDPH Launches YourLifeIowa.org Website (11/1/17)

A new website created by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) offers a one-stop hub for Iowans looking for help with suicide prevention, problem gambling and substance abuse. The YourLifeIowa.org website integrates information and resources previously found on three separate sites.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (5567)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Receives Funding to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse (10/24/17)

IDPH Receives Funding to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse (10/24/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded more than $1.8 million dollars through August 31, 2021 to increase awareness and prevention of prescription drug misuse. The Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) will fund Polk, Jasper and Scott counties to help reduce prescription drug abuse.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1853)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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