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Iowa Public Health Leaders Honored at Governor’s Conference (4/11/18)

Iowa Public Health Leaders Honored at Governor’s Conference (4/11/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today recognized leaders in nutrition and physical activity at the 2018 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health in Des Moines. The leaders must emulate the IDPH Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity’s vision of “an Iowa where healthy living is accessible, valued and supported by all.”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1065)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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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 (1975)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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14 Weeks to a Healthier You (1/10/18)

14 Weeks to a Healthier You (1/10/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is participating in a national health program especially designed for individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or mobility limitations. “14 Weeks to a Healthier You” is an online program that helps participants get moving and make healthy choices.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1121)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is collaborating with three community colleges to provide assistance to expecting and parenting students. Des Moines Area Community College, Indian Hills Community College and Kirkwood Community College will each receive $360,000 for one year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (2139)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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