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More men turning to cosmetic surgery

PITTSBURGH — Plastic surgeon Leo McCafferty believes selfies have something to do with it.

“There are all of these pictures and ... »

Flu activity picking up across Iowa

Flu activity is picking up across the state, public health officials said Monday.

The Iowa Department of Public Health said that influenza ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Wednesday announced that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who w ... »

Joan Becker, convicted murderer’s mother, speaks out about undiagnosed mental illness

CEDAR RAPIDS — The mother of a man convicted of killing a popular high school football coach says families struggling with mental illness sh ... »

U.S. experts hunt for extent of Ebola exposure

DALLAS -- Health experts were observing 12 to 18 people who were in contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in th ... »

Iowa doctor returns from Ebola-impacted Sierra Leone

DES MOINES — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is being fed by fear, mistrust, stigma and information deficiencies among people dealing with ... »

Living with ALS: Cedar Rapids veteran in the fight of his life

As a member of the Iowa National Guard, Staff Sgt. Troy Musser earned the nickname, “The Machine,” after he broke multiple Guard physic ... »

As Ebola virus spreads, investors bet on potential cures

Investors are showering attention on drug developers working on a potential treatment for the Ebola virus, even if some of the drugs are a long way ... »