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Iowa Begins Pilot Program to Expand Newborn Screening (7/1/20)

Iowa Begins Pilot Program to Expand Newborn Screening (7/1/20)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Newborn Screening Program, in partnership with the North Dakota Newborn Screening Program, today begins a pilot to screen all newborns for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

Wednesday, July 1, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2537)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Iowa Program Targets Seat Belt Safety for Pregnant and Postpartum Women 6/30/20

Iowa Program Targets Seat Belt Safety for Pregnant and Postpartum Women 6/30/20

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Transportation today announced a statewide plan to help encourage pregnant and postpartum women to buckle up to prevent death and reduce serious injuries due to vehicle crashes

Tuesday, June 30, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2483)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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IDPH Receives $4.4 Million Cooperative Agreement to Increase Cancer Screening (6/23/20)

IDPH Receives $4.4 Million Cooperative Agreement to Increase Cancer Screening (6/23/20)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded a $4.4 million dollar cooperative agreement to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. The department will receive $883,027 annually for five years.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2622)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora: Bagged Salads (June 2020)

Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora: Bagged Salads (June 2020)

Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores recall their store brand bagged salads specifically labeled as "garden salads" sold in mid-western states including Iowa

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco grocery store brand “garden salads” containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores have recalled their store brand bagged salads specifically labeled as “garden salads” and sold in mid-western states.

Saturday, June 20, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3177)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
IDPH reports first case of the season of West Nile virus and first-ever Heartland virus

IDPH reports first case of the season of West Nile virus and first-ever Heartland virus

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced today that it has received the first reported case of neuroinvasive West Nile Virus this season. The case was confirmed by the State Hygienic Laboratory and is an adult (18 to 40 years old) from Polk County.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (8154)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.9
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