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Iowa Data Finds 4 of 5 Suicide Deaths are Male (10/2/19)

Iowa Data Finds 4 of 5 Suicide Deaths are Male (10/2/19)

A report released this week by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) shows the majority of violent deaths in Iowa are classified as suicide and 4 out of 5 suicides are males. The Iowa Violent Death Reporting System (IAVDRS) is a CDC-funded statewide surveillance system that collects information on violent deaths from death certificates, and medical examiner and law enforcement reports. Iowa began collecting these data in 2015.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4690)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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As STDs Increase, Work of Disease Intervention Specialists Increasingly Important (10/1/19)

As STDs Increase, Work of Disease Intervention Specialists Increasingly Important (10/1/19)

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognize October 4, 2019, as annual Disease Interventionist Specialist (DIS) Recognition Day. DIS work across many program areas in public health; however, their primary focus is in the field of sexual health and specifically sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4690)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Vaping-related Illness Cases Rise in Iowa (9/27/19)

Vaping-related Illness Cases Rise in Iowa (9/27/19)

Cases of severe respiratory illness associated with vaping continue to be reported across the U.S. and in Iowa. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 805 cases and 12 deaths. In Iowa, there have been 23 reported cases and no deaths.

Friday, September 27, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6361)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.4
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