Health

Health officials: Measles still possible here

Iowa hasn’t seen a measles case since 2011. But public health officials say it isn’t a stretch to think that the outbreaks happening ... »

Ebola expert to speak at Coe College

Ebola may not dominate the headlines like it did over the summer, but that doesn’t mean the disease isn’t still a concern.

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CDC installing cameras in labs in agency-wide safety push

ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced camera monitoring of workers in its highest-level biosafe ... »

Lawmakers skeptical over closing mental health facilities

DES MOINES — Lawmakers’ reactions to a proposal to phase out services at the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda mental health institutions r ... »

Court petitioned to liquidate CoOportunity Health

Iowa Commissioner Nick Gerhart filed a petition with the Polk County District Court on Thursday, seeking the liquidation of not-for-profit health i ... »

WELLNESS: Come to grips with reality, then do something about it

It’s a scenario that plays out each January. Health clubs are packed, diet books are devoured, then within a month or two, our new year ... »

Health benefits of a low cholesterol diet

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance found in your body’s cells and bloodstream. Your body produces cholesterol naturally, and th ... »

Medical Cannabidiol card application available

Iowans suffering from chronic epilepsy can now apply for a medical cannabidiol registration card, public health officials announced Monday.

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Iowa insurance division plans to liquidate CoOportunity Health

DES MOINES — The Iowa Insurance Division on Friday hammered the next-to-final nail into CoOportunity Health's coffin.

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Cancers related to obesity a growing concern

Iowa has a higher than national average rate of certain cancers associated with obesity, according to a new American Cancer Society report.

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Surviving small

The nation's health care systems are in transition. And while hospitals across the country are grappling with changes to payment systems and qualit ... »

CDC: Flu vaccine reduces risk by 23 percent

This year’s flu vaccine reduced a person’s risk of going to the doctor because of the flu by 23 percent across all age groups, accord ... »

Nancy McHugh, influential member of Cedar Rapids community, dies at 88

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nancy McHugh, who held key positions on the boards of the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Brucemore, and the Greater Cedar Rapid ... »

Branstad seeking to close mental health institutions in Mount Pleasant, Clarinda

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad is proposing an institutional realignment that would phase out services provided at mental health instituti ... »

Grassley seeks answers for CoOportunity collapse

Sen. Chuck Grassley wants the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — the federal agency responsible for implementing health care co-op ... »

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