Health

UIHC mandates new, uniform scrubs for nurses

In the coming months, patients and guests at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will see a more uniform and “professional” ap ... »

Bringing holiday cheer to families with babies in intensive care

IOWA CITY — When Ali Holt’s newborn son had to spend two days in the hospital to recover from an emergency surgery, she got just a sm ... »

New Iowa health insurance option details released

Three of the state’s largest companies released details on Friday about a new health insurance product.

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue S ... »

Even with health insurance, challenges remain

IOWA CITY — Many Iowa consumers purchasing health insurance through the state’s marketplace are among the sickest and the least prepa ... »

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics union seeks raises, better staffing ratios

IOWA CITY — The union representing thousands of employees at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, including its nurses, wants all i ... »

New York Ebola patient Spencer leaves hospital after 20 days

MANHATTAN — Craig Spencer, the New York City doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, was declared free of the virus a ... »

Helping seniors stay home

CEDAR RAPIDS — Once a week, nurse Kelli Jo Bieber stops by George and Carol Dahms’s Monticello home to refill their medications and t ... »

Sew-A-Thon strives to benefit girls across the globe

CEDAR RAPIDS — A dozen women chatted above the soft hum of their sewing machines Saturday afternoon. Despite knowing they’ll never se ... »

Survey pinpoints Iowa’s health challenges

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa is facing an uphill battle when it comes to the number of Iowans who are obese, smoke and binge drink.

Thatȁ ... »

State takes precautionary measures against Ebola

CEDAR RAPIDS — The state is taking precautionary measures against 13 travelers who were in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea in the last 21 da ... »

UIHC feels ‘very well prepared’ for Ebola

IOWA CITY — Infectious disease experts at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics said Tuesday that they’ve been honing procedur ... »

Harkin calls for CDC outposts worldwide to protect U.S. from Ebola, epidemics

CEDAR RAPIDS — Rather than combat Ebola with politics, Sen. Tom Harkin called for establishing outposts of the Centers for Disease Control a ... »

Two flu strains already circulating in Iowa

DES MOINES — The state’s flu activity still is low, but two strains of the virus are already circulating, public health officials sai ... »

State health insurance costs to jump $40 million in 2015

DES MOINES — Rising health insurance premiums for state employees will cost taxpayers an extra $40 million under a two-tiered program approv ... »

Quarantined nurse in New Jersey can go home

NEW YORK — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone was being allowed to go to her home state of Maine after New Jersey forced her ... »

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