Health

State gets $43 million to build Accountable Care Organization

The U.S. Department of Human and Health Services is awarding Iowa up to $43.1 million over the next four years to build upon its Accountable Care O ... »

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics designated as Ebola treatment facility

IOWA CITY — As part of the state’s preparedness efforts, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has agreed to work as an Ebola ... »

ACA is working in Iowa, progressive group says

Nearly one month into the second health insurance open enrollment season, one group is touting the Affordable Care Act’s success and urging ... »

Iowa in the Radon zone: Research shows dangers across the state

While listening to an Iowa Cancer Consortium presentation in 2012 on the dangers of radon and its connection with lung cancer, physician Cynthia Wo ... »

Local Volkswalkers looking to head out on Amana trek at unique time Saturday

Volkswalkers across the country will step into motion at precisely 10:11 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 for the American Volksport Association ... »

Corridor hospitals part of statewide initiative to boost quality of care

Bad things can happen at hospitals, admits Tom Evans, chief executive officer of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative.

“This is a comple ... »

In Johnson County, Iowa DHS director defends action on waiting list backlog

CORALVILLE — Although he cautioned »

Officials: Flu season could be severe

This year's flu season could be more severe than most, public health officials said Thursday.

That's because the predominant strain of flu ... »

Volunteer program boosts seniors’ nutritional intake

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s lunchtime at Hallmar, Mercy Medical Center’s nursing care facility in Cedar Rapids, on a recent Thursday a ... »

24,000 Iowans could lose health insurance subsidies

DES MOINES — Roughly 24,000 Iowans stand to lose hundreds of dollars in annual assistance to pay for their health care, pending a U.S. Supre ... »

Tapping into community-based services for aging Iowans

CEDAR RAPIDS — When Wanda Feyerabend was caring for her aging parents in her 20s and 30s, she had no idea community resources were available ... »

Group aims to improve senior’s oral care

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new public-private partnership aims to increase access to oral health care to Iowa’s aging population.

Iowa ha ... »

Teaching the birds and the bees

CEDAR RAPIDS — Students in Kelly Snyder’s health class at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids get a pretty thorough understanding w ... »

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 ... »

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