Iowa to Observe EMS Week in Honoring EMS Professionals

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be observed from May 17 to May 23 in Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad will declare EMS week through signing a proclamation next week. With this year’s theme -‘EMS Strong,’ the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association and the EMS providers will […]

Iowa Department of Public Health Releases Reminder of Tick-Borne Diseases

On Thursday, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) released a reminder of tick-borne diseases that occur in summer. The IDPH advised Iowans to take protective measures against ticks while enjoying the many opportunities to be active outdoors in the season. Because of outdoor activities, warm days and cool nights, people can suffer from Lyme […]

Six Probable Cases Of Bird Flu Found In Sioux and O’Brien Counties

Today, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced that they are responding to six probable cases of the bird flu (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms located in both Sioux and O’Brien counties.  These six new cases would bring the total of bird flu cases in Iowa to 34.  According to the Iowa Department of […]

Three Additional Cases of Bird Flu Announced Tuesday

Today, the Iowa Department of Agriculture is reporting three additional probable cases of the bird flu (HPAI) in two Iowa counties. The three possible outbreaks were in commercial poultry farms located in Buena Vista and Sioux counties. These cases would bring the total cases of bird flu in the state to 28. The Secretary of […]

HIV Infections Fall Significantly in Iowa

The number of Iowans diagnosed with HIV dropped 10 percent in 2014 that was down from 122 in 2013 and the lowest in 11 years, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Based on the 2014 End-of-Year HIV Disease Surveillance Report, the IDPH states that HIV diagnoses among females decreased by 28 percent […]

4 New Cases of Possible Bird Flu Detected In Iowa

The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced today that they are responding to four additional probable cases of bird flu in the state on commercial poultry farms in Buena Vista, Cherokee and Wright counties.  If confirmed, these four additional cases of bird flu would bring the total number of bird flu cases at Iowa farms to […]

Former Broadlawns Official Mikki K. Stier Appointed IME Director

On Friday, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the appointment of Mikki K. Stier as director of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME). She will be in the new role on May 27. New director of IME will supervise the $4.2 billion program under which half of a million Iowans are served each year. […]

Hy-Vee Recalls Summer Fresh Pasta Salad

Hy-Vee pulls pasta salad from stores due to potential threat of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination On Monday, April 27, 2015, Hy-Vee, Inc. issued a recall for Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad sold it it’s store’s kitchen department cold cases and salad bars.  The recall occurred after Hy-Vee was notified that the frozen vegetables, produced by […]