Health

Subsidy showdown looms

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act survived a bruising battle in 2012 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the indi ... »

New contract brings annual raises, higher weekend pay for UIHC employees

IOWA CITY — Health care professionals at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be receiving annual raises and higher weekend pay for ... »

Health: Social media affects the teens, tween’s physical and mental health

Twelve-year-old Sienna O'Connor refers to her cellphone as “T-Rex.”

Her parents — Amber and John O'Connor of Cedar Rapids ... »

Iowa DHS looks to move Medicaid to managed care to save money, improve outcomes

DES MOINES — With Medicaid expenses rising at double the rate of state revenue, Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer is lookin ... »

Workers fired after suicide attempt at state mental health facility

MOUNT PLEASANT — At least three employees were fired from a state mental health facility marked for closure after a botched response to a pa ... »

Report sheds light on school immunization rates

CEDAR RAPIDS — At least 90 percent of students at the majority of public schools in Linn and Johnson counties have received all of the requir ... »

Are hospitals benefiting from the Medicaid expansion?

CEDAR RAPIDS — A little more than a year into the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan — Iowa’s answer to Medicaid expansion — ... »

Increasing number of suicides by Iowa men 75 or older raises concerns

The number of suicides among men 75 years or older has increased to the highest level in more than a decade. And federal data indicate that the rat ... »

Cedar Rapids YMCA program aims to prevent diabetes before it starts

Kris Hale wanted to learn from her father's experiences. For years he suffered from type 2 diabetes. So when she had a chance to be screened for he ... »

Juicing just won’t go away

LOS ANGELES — A year ago, trendistas were snuggling up to juice bars all over L.A. to cleanse, reset, detox and glow a little. Today, things ... »

Mixed results for Iowa's children in Iowa Kids Count Report

Introduction: Outlook still tough for some Iowa families

The health and education of Iowa's children has generally improve ... »

Impact of potential Iowa mental health institute closings ‘terrifying’ for hospitals

DES MOINES — The prospect of a proposal to close two of four state mental health institutes (MHIs) is “terrifying,” mental hea ... »

Longtime radio host needs new liver

JOHNSON COUNTY — Longtime KCJJ radio host Tom Langenberg, better known as Tommy Lang, has launched a fundraising campaign as he awaits a liv ... »

Local hospitals report no infections linked to GI scopes

CEDAR RAPIDS — Outbreaks of a drug-resistant superbug in Chicago, Seattle and Pittsburgh have been linked to a specialized piece of medical ... »

Cool fun: Cross-country skiing is a great workout

It may come as news to many that there's anything at all enjoyable about cross-country skiing. The only time a lot of people think about the sport ... »

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