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New Study Finds Increase in Iowa Gambling Prevalence (8/9/19)

New Study Finds Increase in Iowa Gambling Prevalence (8/9/19)

A new Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) study, Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors: A 2018 Survey of Adult Iowans, estimates over 1.7 million (73.8%) adult Iowans gambled during the past 12 months. Of that number, about 315,000 (13.6%) are classified as “at-risk,” meaning they are experiencing some symptoms of problem gambling. These figures are up from the 2015 survey, which found 68.1% of adult Iowans had gambled during past 12 months and 12.6% classified as at-risk.

Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4428)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Reports First West Nile Virus Infection of 2019 (7/12/19)

IDPH Reports First West Nile Virus Infection of 2019 (7/12/19)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case of West Nile virus infection reported in 2019, an older adult (aged 61 years to 80 years) male from Audubon County who has since recovered.

Friday, July 12, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9801)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Iowa 5-2-1-0 Health Campaign Expands (7/10/19)

Iowa 5-2-1-0 Health Campaign Expands (7/10/19)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced expanded funding of the “5-2-1-0 – Healthy Choices Count!” campaign, which began in 2017 in Iowa. Six new communities will receive grants, while the nine communities currently funded for the initiative will receive additional grants.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5385)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Offers Drowning Prevention Reminders (6/19/19)

IDPH Offers Drowning Prevention Reminders (6/19/19)

Drownings are a leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14 and three children die each day in the U.S. because of drowning. Nationally, drowning kills more children ages 1 through 4 than anything else except birth defects. Thursday, June 20, 2019, Governor Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring June 16 through 22 as Drowning Prevention Week in Iowa.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (10949)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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