Health

CoOportunity to leave Iowa Health and Wellness Plan

DES MOINES — CoOportunity Health will withdraw from the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan — which provides health care coverage to low-in ... »

Ebola-fueled fear

CEDAR RAPIDS — Southwestern College in southern California went on lockdown Thursday after someone tweeted that a vomiting student recently ... »

Could this drug prevent more overdose deaths?

CEDAR RAPIDS — Heroin overdose deaths in Iowa jumped from five in 2009 to 20 in 2013.

During that same period, deaths from opioid over ... »

Obama names former adviser to coordinate U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, ... »

Second nurse with Ebola should not have traveled by plane, CDC says

DALLAS — A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by plane a day before she ... »

Donations lag for Ebola epidemic

When a catastrophic earthquake devastated the island and people of Haiti in 2010, killing more than 100,000 people, the American Red Cross raised $ ... »

Health insurers explain premium increases

The majority of Iowans who have signed up for health insurance plans compliant with the Affordable Care Act are older and less healthy, which has p ... »

Iowa scientists point climate change’s effect on health

DES MOINES — Iowans are feeling firsthand the effects of climate change, a coalition of Iowa scientists said Friday.

At a Statehouse n ... »

Disease balancing act: Experts walk the line between informing and scaring the public

IOWA CITY — Television crews stalked a Dallas apartment last week where a man from Liberia became the first Ebola patient diagnosed on U.S. s ... »

Iowans won’t see any change in Medicare Part B premiums

For the approximately 506,348 Iowans enrolled in Medicare Part B, premiums and deductibles will remain unchanged in 2015, leaving more of seniors&# ... »

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Wednesday announced that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who w ... »

Local health officials taking precautions against Ebola

Health officials have been preparing for a case of Ebola in the United States, and they say Iowans have reason to feel well protected against any o ... »

Senator says U.S. to require tougher Ebola screening at airports

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at American airports this week to keep the deadly virus ... »

Joan Becker, convicted murderer’s mother, speaks out about undiagnosed mental illness

CEDAR RAPIDS — The mother of a man convicted of killing a popular high school football coach says families struggling with mental illness sh ... »

Up to 100 possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated

DALLAS — Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four ... »