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Iowa Communities Recognized for Fluoridation (6/8/17)

Iowa Communities Recognized for Fluoridation (6/8/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that three Iowa communities have been awarded fluoride certificates by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA). This award is presented in recognition of the contributions the water systems have made toward improving the health of their communities through water fluoridation over from 1966 through 2016.

Thursday, June 8, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1608)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/23/17)

Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/23/17)

The mild spring with frequent rains means tick-borne disease season is underway in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to protect themselves against tick bites. Ticks can carry the organisms that cause diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichiosis. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2490)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Iowa Health Information Network Moves Out of IDPH (3/31/17)

Iowa Health Information Network Moves Out of IDPH (3/31/17)

In 2015, the Iowa Legislature authorized the movement of the Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) into a nonprofit status, outside of state government. Following a bidding process by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Hielix/Koble Group (HKG) application was selected to take over stewardship of the non-profit IHIN. HKG has more than a decade of hands-on experience forming and operating HIEs in multiple states and officially began stewardship of the IHIN today, March 31, 2017.

Friday, March 31, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3151)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Do I Have Prediabetes? Take the Test (3/22/17)

Do I Have Prediabetes? Take the Test (3/22/17)

Most people with prediabetes don’t know they have it; in fact, more than one in three Iowa adults have prediabetes, which means they are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, people with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and serious diabetes-related complications.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2325)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Five-Year Plan Identifies Key Health Issues for Iowans (3/16/17)

Five-Year Plan Identifies Key Health Issues for Iowans (3/16/17)

Health issues topping the list in the 2017-2021 plan include obesity, nutrition, and physical activity; mental health, illness, and suicide; and substance abuse.

Thursday, March 16, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2263)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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