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Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22 (9/15/17)

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22 (9/15/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa Department on Aging and Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition join partners across the state in recognizing September 22 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

Friday, September 15, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (930)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Warns of Pain Relief Marketing Scheme (9/14/17)

IDPH Warns of Pain Relief Marketing Scheme (9/14/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health is alerting Iowans to marketing phone calls offering prescriptions for pain relief creams or braces/devices. According to Iowa Board of Pharmacy Director Andrew Funk, third-party marketing firms are calling Iowans and asking if they are experiencing any pain; for instance, joint or back pain. In some cases, the call is initiated based on an online survey completed by the consumer.

Thursday, September 14, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2958)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

CDC data released today show the proportion of Iowa adults with obesity has fallen slightly, from 32.1 percent in 2015 to 32.0 percent in 2016. Of the 54 U.S. states and territories included in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report, Iowa is one of 16 that showed a decline in self-reported obesity.

Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (752)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, is rolling out Concussion Management Guidelines for Iowa Schools. These guidelines expand recommendations currently available through a community-based model for concussion management called REAP. REAP stands for Remove/Reduce, Educate, Adjust/Accommodate and Pace.

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1608)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season (7/20/17)

IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season (7/20/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced testing at the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus disease in Iowa in 2017. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1923)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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