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New HIV Diagnoses up 27 Percent in Iowa

New HIV Diagnoses up 27 Percent in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) annual HIV Surveillance Report for 2015 finds there were 124 new HIV diagnoses last year, an increase of 27 percent from the 98 cases reported in 2014. 
Thursday, July 21, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3940)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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New Study Finds Fewer Iowans are Gambling

New Study Finds Fewer Iowans are Gambling

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released a new study on gambling among Iowa adults. Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors: A 2015 Survey of Adult Iowans, prepared by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Social and Behavioral Research, estimates almost 1.6 million adult Iowans gambled during the past 12 months.
Friday, June 3, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2671)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month

IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month

Preliminary 2015 data for Iowa indicate there were more than 12,000 reported cases of chlamydia and 2,200 of gonorrhea. Adolescents and young adults accounted for 65 and 48 percent of those cases, respectively.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2400)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Battling a Silent Epidemic

Battling a Silent Epidemic

Each year, thousands of Iowans’ lives are changed by brain injuries. A car crash, a fall on the ice, or a hard bump on the head can cause what’s known as ‘traumatic brain injury’ or TBI. Often, the complications of TBI, which include changes in thinking, language, or even general emotions, are often missed. Because of this, TBI is often called a silent epidemic. March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month in Iowa.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2501)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Concerned about Gambling? Have the Conversation

Concerned about Gambling? Have the Conversation

Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation Friday, March 4, marking March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. While gambling is harmless entertainment for most Iowans, gambling can lead to personal and financial problems for others. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 294,000 adult Iowans experienced a problem related to their gambling in the past year.

Monday, February 29, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2305)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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