Health

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 ... »

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 ... »