Health

Health benefits of a low cholesterol diet

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance found in your body’s cells and bloodstream. Your body produces cholesterol naturally, and th ... »

Medical Cannabidiol card application available

Iowans suffering from chronic epilepsy can now apply for a medical cannabidiol registration card, public health officials announced Monday.

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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.

Iowa's Insuranc ... »

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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