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Warmer Weather Prompts Public Health Reminder (5/24/18)

Warmer Weather Prompts Public Health Reminder (5/24/18)

With temperatures expected to rise near or above 90 degrees beginning today and lasting through the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to keep health in mind during the hot weather. “People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough,” said IPDH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk.

Thursday, May 24, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1437)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Communities Recognized for Fluoridation (5/15/18)

Iowa Communities Recognized for Fluoridation (5/15/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that two Iowa communities have been awarded fluoride certificates by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA). This award is presented in recognition of the contributions the water systems have made toward improving the health of their communities through water fluoridation from 1967-2017.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (117)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/1/18)

Warmer weather means more time outdoors and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to protect themselves against tick bites. Ticks can carry the organisms that cause diseases like Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (67)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/1/18)

Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/1/18)

Warmer weather means more time outdoors and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to protect themselves against tick bites. Ticks can carry the organisms that cause diseases like Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (12671)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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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 (152)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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