Health

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 wa [...]

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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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Iowa nursing homes lose more than 40 percent of staff each year

Beth Ann Appleby-Murphy was snoring when her nurse entered the room one morning.

The nurse, Emily Pratt, told Appleby-Murphy's husband, A.J., she initially left the room to give Appleby-Murphy time to sleep. But Pratt returned quickly when [...]

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As Ebola virus spreads, investors bet on potential cures

Investors are showering attention on drug developers working on a potential treatment for the Ebola virus, even if some of the drugs are a long way from production.

The World Health Organization has declared the West African epidemic a publi [...]

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Ronald McDonald family room planned for St. Luke’s Hospital

CEDAR RAPIDS — Parents whose children are hospitalized soon will have a home away from home.

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois announced plans Monday [...]

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As genetic counseling grows, so do Iowa’s needs

About 30 college students gathered last week at the University of Iowa to ask questions about genomic medicine and learn more about the growing field of genetic counseling.

“I really just wanted to learn what a genetic counselor does [...]

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Making the connections: Iowa health organizations work to share patient data

A  man from Des Moines faints during a Hawkeye football game in Iowa City and is taken to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He also has heart problems, but the doctor treating him wouldn’t know that — which makes di [...]

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Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

Liberia announced on Wednesday the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country, the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Secur [...]

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Three early West Nile virus cases reported in Iowa

The potentially deadly West Nile virus is making an early appearance in Iowa this year, state Department of Public Health officials said Wednesday.

Although cases of West Nile virus are typically seen in early autumn in Iowa, Dr. Patricia Qu [...]

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HIV diagnoses among Iowans over 45 reach all-time high in 2013

WASHINGTON — Prevalence of the HIV/AIDS virus in Iowa has stayed relatively stable for the past several years, with neither dramatic increases or decreases in the number of cases.

But one of Iowa’s top HIV/AIDS supervisors sai [...]

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Family returns favor; offers place to rest

When Halle Arenholz was declared cancer-free earlier this year, she got a new bike to help her celebrate.

Halle is 6 years old. Her sparkly pink helmet, complete with cat ears, covers curly brown hair. That’s a big deal. It wasnȁ [...]

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MedQuarter transformation continues in Cedar Rapids

Health and business leaders are moving ahead with plans to transform a 55-block area of Cedar Rapids just above downtown that encompasses Mercy Medical Center, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital from [...]

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Four Cedar Rapids organizations now offer 3D mammography

Four Cedar Rapids health organizations now provide the latest technology for breast cancer screening — 3D mammography.

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, OB-GYN Associates, Radiology Consultants of Iowa (RCI) and UnityPoint Health [...]

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Disney approach about going ‘extra inch’ not extra mile at UIHC

IOWA CITY — After three years, the Disney Institute approach has filtered across the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Big and little changes can be seen in the design of new buildings, new roles called service ambassadors, a [...]

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St. Lukes playing lullabies after births

CEDAR RAPIDS — St. Luke’s Hospital has a new way of marking the birth of a baby within its walls — playing Brahms’ Lullaby.

Kathie Manderscheid, manager of the Birthcare Center at St. Luke’s, said the idea [...]

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