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Workplace Gambling Toolkit Available to Iowa Employers

Workplace Gambling Toolkit Available to Iowa Employers

Water cooler talk around the office has likely been focused on the big Powerball jackpot over the last few weeks. With the NFL playoffs underway, there will soon be discussions and friendly bets about which team will advance to the big game. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that for the vast majority, playing the lottery and other forms of gambling are a harmless pastime, but for others, it’s a dangerous obsession that results in big losses, not big winnings.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3761)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Three Strains of Influenza Currently Circulating in Iowa

Three Strains of Influenza Currently Circulating in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says flu activity in Iowa is increasing, prompting IDPH to increase the level of geographic spread of influenza from local to regional spread. All three flu viruses covered by this year’s vaccines - influenza A (H3), influenza A (H1N1), influenza B (Victoria) - are currently circulating in Iowa. The two influenza A viruses are covered by the traditional trivalent (three strain) flu vaccine and this influenza B virus is also included in the quadrivalent (four strain) flu vaccine.

Monday, January 11, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3999)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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January is Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Governor Terry Branstad will sign a formal proclamation January 7, 2016, declaring January as “Radon Action Month” in Iowa. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless naturally occurring radioactive gas that causes no immediate health symptoms, but long-term exposures may cause lung cancer.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2506)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Five Simple Resolutions You Can Keep

Five Simple Resolutions You Can Keep

The end of one year and beginning of another is the traditional season of resolutions. Often, these resolutions focus on better health. Many Iowans resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, or commit to another healthy lifestyle change. Unfortunately, setting goals too high or expecting too much too soon can lead to disappointment.

Monday, December 28, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2491)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowans Invited to Help Shape State Health Plan

Iowans Invited to Help Shape State Health Plan

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has begun development of the most comprehensive health needs assessment ever undertaken by the department. A statewide effort designed to help Iowans live longer, healthier, more productive lives will be outlined in the Healthy Iowans: Iowa’s Health Improvement Plan 2017-2021.

Thursday, December 17, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2058)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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