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Iowans Encouraged to Get the Blues

Iowans Encouraged to Get the Blues

Friday, March 4 is National Dress in Blue Day, a day to raise public awareness and educate people about colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease. This year, Governor Terry Branstad will sign a proclamation designating March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month on National Dress in Blue Day.

Friday, February 26, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Happy Travels

Happy Travels

As Spring Break nears, many Iowans are making travel preparations. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds vacationers to make protecting their health part of their plans. Whether traveling to a sunny beach or ski resort, take time to learn about the health concerns that may await you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2184)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Iowa Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus

Iowa Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an Iowa resident, who recently traveled to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing, has tested positive for the virus.
Friday, February 19, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (4854)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
IDPH Supports National Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

IDPH Supports National Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

IDPH is working with local National Diabetes Prevention Program sites in Iowa, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program sites in Iowa, healthcare providers, and worksites to increase awareness of prediabetes.
Friday, February 5, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2550)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers

“All heart disease risk factors can be lowered with a healthy diet and regular physical activity,” said Terry Meek, Health Systems Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention. Knowing your numbers is an important step towards preventing heart disease.

Friday, January 29, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2086)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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