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Governor’s Proclamations Highlight Public Health Issues (3/7/19)

Governor’s Proclamations Highlight Public Health Issues (3/7/19)

Governor Reynolds will sign three Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) proclamations Friday, March 8 and each addresses an important public health issue. The proclamations bring attention to brain injury, colorectal cancer and problem gambling.

Thursday, March 7, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5608)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Iowa Youth Survey: Suicide Risk and E-Cigarette Use Climbing; Alcohol Use Declines (3/5/19)

Iowa Youth Survey: Suicide Risk and E-Cigarette Use Climbing; Alcohol Use Declines (3/5/19)

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) 2018 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) shows in general, underage drinking continues to decline. Alcohol use among Iowa 11th graders was down from 26.4 percent in 2012 to 20.4 percent in 2018. Binge drinking fell from 19.2 percent in 2012 to 12.0 percent in 2018. An exception to the overall decline came among eighth graders, who reported a significant increase in drinking from 2016 to 2018, from 5.4 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent in 2018 - a level not seen since 2012.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5348)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Efforts to Curb and Treat Opioid Misuse Succeeding (2/8/19)

Efforts to Curb and Treat Opioid Misuse Succeeding (2/8/19)

A new report on opioid misuse from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) finds expanded access to naloxone and increased options for medication-assisted treatment may be helping to address the opioid crisis in Iowa.  

Friday, February 8, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5270)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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I-Smile™ Program Helps More Than 54,000 Iowa Children in 2018 (2/4/19)

I-Smile™ Program Helps More Than 54,000 Iowa Children in 2018 (2/4/19)

The IDPH I-Smile™ Dental Home Initiative is a program that helps Iowa's children connect with dental services. Last year, I-Smile™ helped more than 54,000 Iowa kids find dental care. Since 2006, more than 554,000 fluoride applications and 372,000 dental sealants have been provided for children through I-Smile™.

Monday, February 4, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5850)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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