Health

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 ... »

Marion woman meets her life saver

NORTH LIBERTY — What would you say to the person who saved your life? For Angela Kearns it was a tearful “thank you.”

Ke ... »

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 ... »

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