Health

Obama administration proposes removing hurdle to ‘wellness’ penalties

By Sharon Begley, Reuters

NEW YORK — In what would be a significant and hard-fought victory for U.S. businesses, the Obama administrat ... »

Mercy, Rockwell open telehealth clinic

CEDAR RAPIDS — A different kind of health care clinic will open on the Rockwell Collins’s campus.

The Cedar Rapids-based avioni ... »

Linn County offering free STI testing

CEDAR RAPIDS — In an effort to reduce Linn County’s high sexually transmitted infection rate, the health department will offer free t ... »

$130,000 grant intended to improve bmix of planning and public health

CEDAR RAPIDS — The American Planning Association-Iowa Chapter recently received a $130,000 grant from its parent organization to implement t ... »

University of Iowa hospitals ranks among nation’s best employers

IOWA CITY — Forbes this week unveiled its 2015 list of America’s best employers, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics ran ... »

Medical marijuana bill advances in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES — A Senate committee voted Thursday to establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program for Iowans seeking relief from debilita ... »

Report: Doctors skittish of revealing Alzheimer's diagnosis

Someone develops Alzheimer's disease every 67 seconds in the United States, according to the Alzheimer's Association. But a ... »

Iowa Senate approves ban on minors using tanning beds

DES MOINES — Iowa minors under 18 years of age would be banned from commercial tanning salons under a bill that narrowly won bipartisan appr ... »

Report shows Medicaid expansion helping reduce uncompensated care

The number of uninsured or self-pay hospital admissions and emergency department visits has fallen substantially in states that chose to expand Med ... »

Complex system shifts doctors away from private practice

CEDAR RAPIDS — When it comes to health care, Dr. John Roof believes doctors just can't do it alone anymore.

The medical director of U ... »

Health advocates: Tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each smoking-related death

LONDON — The tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each of the more than 6 million people who die each year from smoking-related illness, the he ... »

For some families, relocating is worth better access to health care

Generally, access to health care — a pediatrician, dentist or hospital for those rare emergencies — is about quality of life.

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Rural heath: Small staff, donor pools a challenge for rural hospital fundraising

UnityPoint Health-Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa is having a growth spurt.

The 22-bed critical access hospital has outgrown its f ... »

Profile: Dr. Vincent Reid

CEDAR RAPIDS — Dr. Vincent Reid thinks cancer care needs to be about more than just chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Since coming ... »

Medical device surveillance on the horizon

MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of people around the world have been exposed to toxic chemicals generated by their metal hip implants. Similarly, ma ... »