Health

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 ... »

Grant Wood art, sign will welcome motorists to MedQuarter district

CEDAR RAPIDS — A larger-than-permitted sign and a mural of reproductions of two of Grant Wood’s paintings will greet motorists enteri ... »

CDC: Flu season a bad one

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this year’s flu season is shaping up to be a bad one.

Already there have been 26 c ... »

Challenge yourself at an adventure race

Road races, marathons and triathlons have long been popular throughout Eastern Iowa.

But lately, a variety of adventure races have gained p ... »

Photo began Trappe's weight loss journey

CEDAR RAPIDS -- For Christoph Trappe, 36, of Cedar Rapids, it was a photograph that brought about the desire to make some changes.

“I ... »

Cedar Rapids woman adjusts diet, loses more than 100 pounds

Kathy Gerlach, 54, of Cedar Rapids, had struggled with her weight for a long time. “I was thin in high school, but I t ... »

No need to go it alone when you quit smoking

It's the hard truth — nicotine is extremely addictive and once you become a smoker, it can be very hard to stop.

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Wasted time pushed longtime Atkins smoker to quit

If you smoke, you don't need anyone to tell you the facts. You already know smoking is bad for your health, that it may kill ... »

Woman finds her inner athlete, loses more than 100 pounds in the process

It can be easy to think that someone who is struggling with their weight is unhappy with their body or unhappy with their li ... »

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