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First Case of Monkeypox in Iowa

First Case of Monkeypox in Iowa

Risk to general public is considered low

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports today a probable case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult in North Central Iowa. Testing was conducted by the State Hygienic Lab in Coralville.  

Friday, July 1, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (246)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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IDPH Recognizes June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to Promote Cognitive Health

IDPH Recognizes June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to Promote Cognitive Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health is recognizing June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. More than 66,000 Iowans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease - a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. This is also a time to recognize caregivers for the support they give; approximately 73,000 Iowans provide unpaid care to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Thursday, June 2, 2022/Author: Katie Pfadenhauer /Number of views (448)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Formula Shortage Update from the Departments of Public Health and Human Services

Formula Shortage Update from the Departments of Public Health and Human Services

In Iowa and nationwide, infant formula is in short supply. The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services are working to provide information and resources to Iowans who are impacted by the shortage.

Thursday, May 12, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (2110)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.2
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

 May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services, soon to be the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are urging Iowans to prioritize their mental health. After the last two years of pandemic living, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, the state is launching a multi-platform, multi-audience suicide prevention messaging campaign. The campaign targets Iowa youth as well as adults who are influential in the lives of young Iowans.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1348)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage Iowans to make healthy, safe choices. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1288)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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