Health

MedQuarter transformation continues in Cedar Rapids

Health and business leaders are moving ahead with plans to transform a 55-block area of Cedar Rapids just above downtown that encompasses Mercy Medical Center, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital from [...]

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Four Cedar Rapids organizations now offer 3D mammography

Four Cedar Rapids health organizations now provide the latest technology for breast cancer screening — 3D mammography.

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, OB-GYN Associates, Radiology Consultants of Iowa (RCI) and UnityPoint Health [...]

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Disney approach about going ‘extra inch’ not extra mile at UIHC

IOWA CITY — After three years, the Disney Institute approach has filtered across the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Big and little changes can be seen in the design of new buildings, new roles called service ambassadors, a [...]

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St. Lukes playing lullabies after births

CEDAR RAPIDS — St. Luke’s Hospital has a new way of marking the birth of a baby within its walls — playing Brahms’ Lullaby.

Kathie Manderscheid, manager of the Birthcare Center at St. Luke’s, said the idea [...]

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Cannabidiol law reviewed at Iowa City meeting

The complexities of the state’s new narrow medical marijuana law and seasonal fears about mosquito-borne illnesses were two issues the Iowa State Board of Health addressed Wednesday during a meeting at the new State Hygienic Laboratory in I [...]

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Iowa women ask attorney general to investigate surgical mesh

A handful of Iowa women have asked the state’s attorney general to investigate the pelvic mesh industry after they experienced health complications from surgical mesh surgeries.

“We call for Attorney General Tom Miller to inves [...]

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Panel discusses challenges facing rural surgeons

DES MOINES — Recruiting general surgeons to smaller, rural hospitals can be challenging, said David Hoyt, executive director of the American College of Surgeons, in part because the funding system favors larger hospitals, giving them more r [...]

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New methadone clinic opens

A new clinic on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids anticipates seeing growth in the coming months as it continues to use methadone, subutex, and therapy to treat addiction.

The Cedar Rapids CRC Clinic is an outpatient treatment facility that [...]

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Officials: Iowa man contracts West Nile

A Clay County man has the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in Iowa this year, according to the Iowa Department of Health. But floodwaters are likely not to blame, officials said.

“This West Nile case should serve as notice tha [...]

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Weighted Blankets provide relief for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

CORALVILLE — A weighted blanket may not appear to have “miracles” stitched in its seams.

But Marci Prose knows the blankets she crafts with the help of family, friends and community members are much more powerful than t [...]

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Hemophilia camp in Mount Vernon teaches kids more than games

If you wandered into Camp Tanager this week you would see children playing games, swimming, practicing archery skills and learning camp songs.

For most, this camp appears to be like any other. But for one week out of the year it teaches kid [...]

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Iowa City woman donates kidney to 3-year-old

In the fall, Blake Burdorf will start preschool.

It’s a typical milestone for 3-year-olds.

For Blake, however, it’s extraordinary. It means that for the first time, Blake is healthy enough to do all the things his twin [...]

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Mental health drop-in center opens in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — Sometimes, being heard can make all the difference.

That’s the concept behind the new R Place Peer Center in Iowa City.

The mental health drop-in center for adults — located at 220 Lafayette Street Sui [...]

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CDC: Teen cigarette smoking at 22-year low

Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students is at the lowest level in 22 years while texting and driving is on the rise, according to results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The National Risk Behavior Survey [...]

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New HIV transmission law makes Iowa model for nation

By Alison Gowans, The Gazette

If Gov. Terry Branstad signs Senate File 2297 on Friday as planned, Iowa will become the first state in the country to repeal and [...]

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