Health

Conversation key to reducing mental health’s stigma

Rosemary Ziskovsky, clinical director at Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, wants to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health.

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State reports decline in new HIV diagnoses

DES MOINES — New diagnoses of HIV among Iowans dropped 19 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to a report released Monday by the Iowa D ... »

Union of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City agencies expected to save money before state switch to managed care

Two of Eastern Iowa’s largest mental health agencies plan to merge to save money in preparation for the state’s switch to managed car ... »

100-gallon club: Robins man donates blood 800th time

Pete Bischoff put his blood, sweat and tears into reaching a major milestone on Monday. Well, at least his blood.

The 68-year-old Robins re ... »

Few care centers have policies about sex among residents

Did Henry Rayhons, a 78-year-old former state legislator, have sexual intercourse with his wife after staff at her Garner nursing home told him Alz ... »

Employees praise Iowa Mental Health Institutes, lament closures, at hearing

DES MOINES – Former and current employees at Iowa mental health institutes targeted for closure Wednesday refuted claims that the facilities ... »

Years later, Anchor Center finally opens

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sitting empty more than six years because of a lack of funding, the Anchor Center — a residential treatment center for ... »

St. Luke’s, PCI team up for advanced cardiac care

CEDAR RAPIDS — Specialists from two of Cedar Rapids’ major health care providers are partnering to provide better cardiac care, offic ... »

Rural health part 4: Budgets are a balancing act for rural hospitals

When it comes to a rural hospital's budget, it's all about balance.

These hospitals generally have more narrow financial margins in additio ... »

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 ... »