Health

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 ... »

Survey: Iowa girls more likely to be depressed, suicidal than boys

Iowa's young girls are more likely to have thoughts of suicide and be bullied than young boys, according to the Iowa Youth Survey released Friday b ... »

Iowa cancer researchers expect slight dip in cases

IOWA CITY — Iowa is expecting a slight dip in cancer diagnoses this year, mostly due to recent advice against routine screening for prostate ... »