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New Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens (9/9/19)

New Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens (9/9/19)

According to the 2018 Iowa Youth Survey, 22.4% of 11th grade students, 8.3% of eighth grade students and 2.4% of sixth grade students currently use e-cigarettes. The long-term health consequences for youth using these products are unknown. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) now offers a special program for teens who want to quit using tobacco, including e-cigarettes.

Monday, September 9, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6906)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Iowa Teen Vaccination Rates Rise (8/26/19)

Iowa Teen Vaccination Rates Rise (8/26/19)

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds the immunization rates for Iowa teens rose from 2017 to 2018 and exceed both the regional (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) and national averages.

Monday, August 26, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4340)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Vaping-related Illnesses Reported among Iowa Young Adults (8/22/19)

Vaping-related Illnesses Reported among Iowa Young Adults (8/22/19)

Four cases of respiratory illness in young adults with a history of vaping have been reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The patients are young adults (early to mid-20s) from across Iowa who report vaping prior to becoming ill. These cases are still being investigated, but three patients have reported use of vaping products that contain THC.

Thursday, August 22, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9475)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
Categories: General Health
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IDPH Public/Private Partnership Encourages Cancer Screening (8/20/19)

IDPH Public/Private Partnership Encourages Cancer Screening (8/20/19)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is again collaborating with Des Moines beverage distributor, Doll Distributing, and Fahr Beverages, Inc. in Waterloo to distribute drink coasters promoting colorectal cancer screenings to all the bars and restaurants they serve in Iowa.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3842)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New Study Finds Increase in Iowa Gambling Prevalence (8/9/19)

New Study Finds Increase in Iowa Gambling Prevalence (8/9/19)

A new Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) study, Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors: A 2018 Survey of Adult Iowans, estimates over 1.7 million (73.8%) adult Iowans gambled during the past 12 months. Of that number, about 315,000 (13.6%) are classified as “at-risk,” meaning they are experiencing some symptoms of problem gambling. These figures are up from the 2015 survey, which found 68.1% of adult Iowans had gambled during past 12 months and 12.6% classified as at-risk.

Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4584)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Behavioral Health
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