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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, business and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans.

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Did you know stroke is the third leading cause of death for Iowa women? Learn about stroke prevention here.

Question of the Week


Numbness in the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side) is a symptom of stroke.

True                      False