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Students Celebrate Iowa’s 10th Smoke-Free Year (4/27/18)

Students Celebrate Iowa’s 10th Smoke-Free Year (4/27/18)

The Iowa Smokefree Air Act will turn 10 years old on July 1, 2018, and the members of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (ISTEP) organization marked the milestone occasion at their annual summit. Each year, students in seventh through 12th grade statewide come together with the mission of changing the general social attitude towards tobacco use and raising awareness of the dangers of tobacco through education.

Friday, April 27, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (126)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (2/26/18)

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (2/26/18)

Governor Reynolds will sign a state proclamation March 14, 2018, recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness month in Iowa. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Iowa, and one of the most preventable types of cancer.

Monday, February 26, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (776)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month (2/5/18)

February is Children’s Dental Health Month (2/5/18)

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds parents the key to a lifelong, healthy smile is early preventive care. Beginning regular dental visits by the age of 1 year, using fluoridated water and brushing twice a day can help prevent painful cavities from forming in a child’s mouth.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2099)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Seeks Public Input on Newborn Disorders (2/1/18)

IDPH Seeks Public Input on Newborn Disorders (2/1/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recruiting individuals interested in issues related to newborn screening for inherited conditions. The project coordinated through the IDPH Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders will bring together a diverse and representative group of Iowans for a weekend to help determine future policy for the state’s newborn screening program.

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (893)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Stroke Death Rates Continue to Decline, Depart from National Trend (10/3/17)

Iowa Stroke Death Rates Continue to Decline, Depart from National Trend (10/3/17)

Earlier this month, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a “Vital Signs” report indicating that after decades of decline, progress in preventing stroke deaths has slowed. The report found stroke death declines have stalled in three out of every four states. Only 13 states saw stroke death rates continue to decrease steadily from 2000 to 2015. Iowa is one of those states.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2193)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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