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IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month (4/5/17)

IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month (4/5/17)

Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Iowa, with a 75 percent increase in gonorrhea cases from 2013 to 2016. Preliminary 2016 data show chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all increased over the previous year, mirroring national trends.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1963)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (2683)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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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 (2034)/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 (1967)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Problem Gambling – Start the Conversation (2/27/17)

Problem Gambling – Start the Conversation (2/27/17)

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 294,000 adult Iowans experienced a problem related to their gambling in the past year, potentially creating significant social and economic costs for individuals, families, businesses and communities. Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation Thursday, March 2, designating March as Problem Gambling Awareness month in Iowa.
Monday, February 27, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2673)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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