Health

Change up your workout routine by trying free yoga sessions at area parks

Yoga is a great way to stay fit, and the Cedar Rapids and Marion parks and recreation departments are offering free, summerlong yoga classes for al ... »

U.S. Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation o ... »

Volunteering at hospice brings both tears and rewards

He can’t say why he chose it.

All he wanted to do was serve others. So Todd Betzer, 72 of Marion, found himself volunteering at a hos ... »

University of Iowa plans to develop early screening test for pregnancy disorder

IOWA CITY — The American Heart Association announced Thursday a $3.7 million grant to fund a team of University of Iowa researchers investig ... »

No backup should Supreme Court scrap ACA subsidies

By the end of this month, the Supreme Court will announce its decision in King v. Burwell, the latest high-stakes fight over the Affordable Care Ac ... »

Caregivers Part Two: Don’t forget to take care of yourself

IOWA CITY — For many caregivers, the time involved in caring for a loved one often means juggling employment with a whole new list of at-hom ... »

Advocacy director: Eldercare can be ‘very much a full-time job’

While the typical family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who takes care of a relative, caregivers are becoming as diverse as the American populati ... »

Online gallery helps provide outlet for those struggling with the ‘human predicament’

IOWA CITY — Lifelong Johnson County resident Maggie Burns has had a passion for art since she was a child.

Living with bipolar disord ... »

Study: Specific protein may slow memory loss due to Alzheimer’s

AMES — A new study by an Iowa State University researcher shows a protein may slow memory loss and reduce brain atrophy caused by Alzheimer& ... »

Conversation key to reducing mental health’s stigma

Rosemary Ziskovsky, clinical director at Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, wants to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health.

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State reports decline in new HIV diagnoses

DES MOINES — New diagnoses of HIV among Iowans dropped 19 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to a report released Monday by the Iowa D ... »

Union of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City agencies expected to save money before state switch to managed care

Two of Eastern Iowa’s largest mental health agencies plan to merge to save money in preparation for the state’s switch to managed car ... »

100-gallon club: Robins man donates blood 800th time

Pete Bischoff put his blood, sweat and tears into reaching a major milestone on Monday. Well, at least his blood.

The 68-year-old Robins re ... »

Few care centers have policies about sex among residents

Did Henry Rayhons, a 78-year-old former state legislator, have sexual intercourse with his wife after staff at her Garner nursing home told him Alz ... »

Employees praise Iowa Mental Health Institutes, lament closures, at hearing

DES MOINES – Former and current employees at Iowa mental health institutes targeted for closure Wednesday refuted claims that the facilities ... »