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As of mid-November, 2,290 cases of lung injury from e-cigarettes or vaping products were reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between August and November, 49 cases occurred in Iowa and Gerd Clabaugh, director of the...
By law, certain health conditions must be reported to the state of Iowa whenever they are diagnosed. Examples of the more than 40 reportable health conditions are tuberculosis, hepatitis A, chlamydia, rabies and lead poisoning. One of the functions of...
Some Medicare recipients are having trouble scheduling an appointment with a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor this year. Appointments at the local sites filled quickly. This might mean that some of your friends and family members who have...
The four main themes of the 2019 fiscal year report from the Dallas County Health Department are: Live Healthy Keep Healthy Assistance to Residents Partnerships in the Community You can read the full report online, and printed copies are available...
Rabies is a deadly virus spread by infected animals, usually from a bite. The serious and scary fact is that by the time a human shows signs of rabies, the disease has progressed and will nearly always be fatal. Fortunately,...
The Dallas County Emergency Management office encourages anyone who uses electric medical devices or assistive technology to create a plan in case your power goes out during an ice storm or other disaster. This equipment includes oxygen, respirators, ventilators, suction,...
The national 5210 campaign challenges us to drink zero beverages that are sugar-sweetened. Zero! Yikes! That’s quite a mouthful for some of us to swallow. It’s pretty obvious that “regular” pop is high in sugar. Some beverages might seem healthy but...
October is the perfect time to receive a flu vaccination, which some health care providers call the Goldilocks period. Not too early in the season, not too late, but just right. Contact your primary clinic this week and schedule your...
If your response to the word yoga is “I don’t know about that,” then perhaps you’ve never seen it done, or maybe you’re familiar with it but remain skeptical. Yoga is a combination of physical postures, breathing exercises and...
Did you know that adding or stopping prescription medications can change your insurance co-payments? If you’ve been on Medicare for a few years, you could probably benefit from talking to a counselor in the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). You...