Saturday September 20, 2014
IOWA CITY — On Oct. 5, hundreds will gather to walk and to remember two childhood friends.
Their lives ran parallel. Doug Cummins and Dan Dwyer grew up together, both attending City High School and the University of Iowa. Their older [...]
Wednesday September 17, 2014
DES MOINES — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is being fed by fear, mistrust, stigma and information deficiencies among people dealing with inadequate treatment centers and poor health care infrastructure, according to an Iowa epidemiologi [...]
Sunday September 14, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS — Hospices provide comfort for the terminally ill. The care givers and medical professionals provide pain management and emotional support.
But it’s also a billion-dollar business dealing with increased regulation [...]
Friday September 12, 2014
As a member of the Iowa National Guard, Staff Sgt. Troy Musser earned the nickname, “The Machine,” after he broke multiple Guard physical fitness test records.
In two minutes, he could do 123 pushups or 95 situps.
Thursday September 11, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS — The majority of school-aged children — about 90 percent — consume too much sodium, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Iowa schools already are ahead of the curve when it comes to reduc [...]
Monday September 08, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS — Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are seeing higher revenues and a reduction in uninsured patients, according to a new report by PwC’s Health Research Institute.
The report analyzed financial data from t [...]
Sunday September 07, 2014
IOWA CITY — A community help center in Iowa City called the 1105 Project has gained so much attention since it opened in January, it’s already filled its new building.
“Any place that’s empty we fill it,” [...]
Sunday September 07, 2014
IOWA CITY - Runner Zach Hill woke up Sunday morning to go on his daily run. The Iowa City resident’s morning exercise, however, has an impact beyond just keeping him in shape.
Hill joined more than 100 other runners and walkers to p [...]
Thursday September 04, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new collaboration between Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids and University of Iowa Health Care aims to improve care for newborn babies and women with high-risk pregnancies in Cedar Rapids.
Mercy and UI will share r [...]
Wednesday August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additiona [...]