Health

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC

DALLAS — U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally.

The patient had recen [...]

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Type 2 diabetes rate declines — for some

After growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of Type 2 diabetes among American adults appears to have stalled, according to a comprehensive new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC team [...]

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UIHC event aims to bring eating disorders into the light

IOWA CITY — When Kelsey Andresen’s weight dropped dangerously low, first as a teenager and then again in college, she survived because she had a strong support network and was able to find treatment for her eating disorder.

Not [...]

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Soda companies to cut calories by 20 percent by 2025 in U.S.

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The largest soda makers in the United States promised on Tuesday to cut the calories in soft drinks nationwide by 20 percent by 2025.

The pledge, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, follow [...]

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Iowa City Miles for Myeloma to be held Oct. 5

IOWA CITY — On Oct. 5, hundreds will gather to walk and to remember two childhood friends.

Their lives ran parallel. Doug Cummins and Dan Dwyer grew up together, both attending City High School and the University of Iowa. Their older [...]

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Iowa doctor returns from Ebola-impacted Sierra Leone

DES MOINES — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is being fed by fear, mistrust, stigma and information deficiencies among people dealing with inadequate treatment centers and poor health care infrastructure, according to an Iowa epidemiologi [...]

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Providing comfort

CEDAR RAPIDS — Hospices provide comfort for the terminally ill. The care givers and medical professionals provide pain management and emotional support.

But it’s also a billion-dollar business dealing with increased regulation [...]

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Living with ALS: Cedar Rapids veteran in the fight of his life

As a member of the Iowa National Guard, Staff Sgt. Troy Musser earned the nickname, “The Machine,” after he broke multiple Guard physical fitness test records.

In two minutes, he could do 123 pushups or 95 situps.

Today [...]

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Ahead of the salt curve in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — The majority of school-aged children — about 90 percent — consume too much sodium, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Iowa schools already are ahead of the curve when it comes to reduc [...]

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Report: Hospitals in Medicaid-expansion states performing well

CEDAR RAPIDS — Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are seeing higher revenues and a reduction in uninsured patients, according to a new report by PwC’s Health Research Institute.

The report analyzed financial data from t [...]

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The 1105 Project in Iowa City celebrates $1.2 million in renovations

IOWA CITY — A community help center in Iowa City called the 1105 Project has gained so much attention since it opened in January, it’s already filled its new building.

“Any place that’s empty we fill it,” [...]

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Race generates help for Haiti

IOWA CITY - Runner Zach Hill woke up Sunday morning to go on his daily run. The Iowa City resident’s morning exercise, however, has an impact beyond just keeping him in shape.

Hill joined more than 100 other runners and walkers to p [...]

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Mercy, University of Iowa bring advanced neonatal care to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new collaboration between Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids and University of Iowa Health Care aims to improve care for newborn babies and women with high-risk pregnancies in Cedar Rapids.

Mercy and UI will share r [...]

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Hawkeye fans will see Children’s Hospital taking shape

IOWA CITY — Treytun Garcia ideally would never see the inside of the new University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

In a more perfect world, the 12-year-old Ottumwa boy would simply take in its enormity while passing by on his way to th [...]

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Study shows companies pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare

WASHINGTON — When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additiona [...]

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