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Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

CDC data released today show the proportion of Iowa adults with obesity has fallen slightly, from 32.1 percent in 2015 to 32.0 percent in 2016. Of the 54 U.S. states and territories included in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report, Iowa is one of 16 that showed a decline in self-reported obesity.

Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1356)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, is rolling out Concussion Management Guidelines for Iowa Schools. These guidelines expand recommendations currently available through a community-based model for concussion management called REAP. REAP stands for Remove/Reduce, Educate, Adjust/Accommodate and Pace.

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2237)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season (7/20/17)

IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season (7/20/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced testing at the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus disease in Iowa in 2017. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2438)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Dangerous Counterfeit Pain Pills Found in Iowa (7/17/17)

Dangerous Counterfeit Pain Pills Found in Iowa (7/17/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Department of Public Safety, Poison Control Center and Office of Drug Control Policy issued an advisory today to warn Iowans of a new synthetic opioid drug threat recently discovered in Iowa.

Monday, July 17, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (7791)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Standing Together to Prevent Falls (7/7/17)

Standing Together to Prevent Falls (7/7/17)

Falls are a significant concern for Iowans, especially for the state’s aging population. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for those over the age of 65, with the highest rate in those over the age of 84.

Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1547)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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