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Ticks Are Out – Keep Them Off

Ticks Are Out – Keep Them Off

Warmer weather and timely rains mean tick-borne disease season is underway in Iowa. 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, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichiosis.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (5547)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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It’s Up to All of Us to Prevent Underage Drinking in Iowa

It’s Up to All of Us to Prevent Underage Drinking in Iowa

May 15-21 is National Prevention Week, an opportunity to raise awareness about underage drinking, emphasize healthy choices, and encourage each other to make a meaningful difference in our own lives, our children’s lives, and our community. The theme of this year’s Prevention Week is ‘It’s Up to All of Us.’

Thursday, May 12, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2143)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa City Pediatrician Named Immunization Champion

Iowa City Pediatrician Named Immunization Champion

Dr. Jody Murph, a pediatrician with the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, has been named Iowa’s 2016 Childhood Immunization Champion.
Friday, April 15, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month

IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month

Preliminary 2015 data for Iowa indicate there were more than 12,000 reported cases of chlamydia and 2,200 of gonorrhea. Adolescents and young adults accounted for 65 and 48 percent of those cases, respectively.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1938)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Battling a Silent Epidemic

Battling a Silent Epidemic

Each year, thousands of Iowans’ lives are changed by brain injuries. A car crash, a fall on the ice, or a hard bump on the head can cause what’s known as ‘traumatic brain injury’ or TBI. Often, the complications of TBI, which include changes in thinking, language, or even general emotions, are often missed. Because of this, TBI is often called a silent epidemic. March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month in Iowa.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2160)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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