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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 (3198)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Cases of Season

IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Cases of Season

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced testing at the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has confirmed the first human cases of West Nile virus disease in Iowa in 2016.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2896)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
School-Based Oral Health Services Available

School-Based Oral Health Services Available

As back-to-school time creeps closer, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds parents that oral health is important for a child’s overall health and school readiness. While a bright smile is an attractive feature, research shows dental health has an impact far deeper than outward appearance. Tooth decay impacts a child’s ability to learn, speak, eat and sleep.

Monday, August 8, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Klein Named Iowa State Medical Examiner

Klein Named Iowa State Medical Examiner

Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Gerd Clabaugh today announced Dr. Dennis Klein has accepted the position of Iowa State Medical Examiner. Dr. Klein has served as interim State Medical Examiner since Dr. Julia Goodin resigned in January to pursue a career opportunity with the Tennessee Department of Public Health. “Dr. Klein has been involved with many death investigations, forensic autopsies and expert testimonies since joining the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner (IOSME) in 2000,” said Clabaugh. “This in-depth knowledge and experience will provide for a seamless transition into this new position.”

Friday, July 29, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2903)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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 (3205)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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