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IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released its first report on hepatitis C infection in Iowa. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U.S.

A comparison of data from 2000 to 2015 shows the number of Iowans diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased nearly three-fold, from 754 cases in 2000 to 2,235 cases in 2015.

Monday, February 13, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3163)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Celebrating the ‘Big Game’? Play it Safe (1/30/17)

Celebrating the ‘Big Game’? Play it Safe (1/30/17)

The ‘big game’ (on February 5, 2017) is the single most watched sporting event in the U.S. It’s a great time to get together with family and friends to enjoy all of those football themed snacks, not to mention the amazing commercials. But for some, the partying and gambling can get out of control
Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3824)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Gambling on Santa’s Surprises?

Gambling on Santa’s Surprises?

Every year, thousands of children receive lottery and scratch-off tickets in holiday stockings and as gifts from relatives. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) want to spread the word that lottery and other gambling products are not for children.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3519)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Mirrors IDPH Concerns

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Mirrors IDPH Concerns

A report released by the U.S. Surgeon General concludes one in seven people in the U.S. is expected to develop a substance use disorder at some point in their lives. Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health notes that while substance misuse and use disorders may occur at any age, adolescence and young adulthood are particularly critical periods.

Friday, November 18, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (4163)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all Iowans and the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year-olds and those ages 25 to 44.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (4015)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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