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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 was the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, has died.

The hospital issued [...]

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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 should not stay silent any longer.

Five years ago, Mark Becker shot and killed Aplington-Parkers [...]

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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 the United States and who was in serious condition in a Texas hospital, officials said on Wednesday. continue »

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 inadequate treatment centers and poor health care infrastructure, according to an Iowa epidemiologi [...]

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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 physical fitness test records.

In two minutes, he could do 123 pushups or 95 situps.

Today [...]

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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 from production.

The World Health Organization has declared the West African epidemic a publi [...]

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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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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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