Health

Johnson County group hosts Atul Gawande simulcast viewing Monday

TRAIL of Johnson County and the Iowa City-Johnson County Senior Center will co-host a simulcast presentation by Atul Gawande, a nationally-known surge ...

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Shamed for being fat. Shamed for being fit. Women can’t win

When it comes to judgment of their bodies, women can't win.#x201c;Research consistently shows the pressure to maintain a particular physique is strong ...

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Pale is the new tan, dermatologist tells patients

Bradenton, Fla. - There's a framed picture in Dr. Terrence Hopkins' waiting room at his Manatee Dermatology practice that shows a little girl in a bik ...

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Health: Sitting most of the day may lead to an early grave

Adults who are inactive much of the day may be more likely to die prematurely than people who don't sit around a lot, regardless of their exercise hab ...

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Access to female condoms improving under Medicaid, but obstacles to use remain

More states are making female condoms available through Medicaid, a new study found. But few women are using them, researchers say.The female condom i ...

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Trend check: Where bone broth stands now (with recipe)

At the Saturday farmers market in the college town of Bellingham, Washington, customers are lining up for the latest innovation at chef Gabriel Clayca ...

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Cardiac procedures become less invasive

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's been a busy year for the cardiology unit at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital. The physicians have been learning and performin ...

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NICUs offering volunteer cuddling care to improve critical neonatal development

When babies enter the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), there's no telling how long they may need to stay. It could be weeks, even months before th ...

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Bone marrow donor drive honors Iowa City boy battling lymphoma

IOWA CITY - More than 20 million people are registered as bone marrow donors in the Be the Match registry, the largest and most diverse donor registry ...

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Dinging, buzzing, vibrating cellphone is causing anxiety and so is its silence

Doug Ross, 31, wakes every morning to a screen full of notifications.He receives updates from news apps, chats from co-workers and emails from East Co ...

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Study: Lowering sodium intake doesn’t reduce blood pressure

In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that lowering sodium intake does ...

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Home remedies for stress and anxiety

Stress is something that just about everyone knows well and experiences often. It's that feeling of pressure, typically a result of too much to do and ...

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An Iowa gap: Treating complex mental health needs

At first, Leslie Carpenter thought her son Patrick was on drugs. She was at home in Iowa City with her husband and about to go to bed when the phone r ...

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Low force chiropractic technique gives patients another option for addressing their health

For 10 years, Karly Abel, 26, struggled with persistent migraines, severe digestive issues, constant fatigue, hormonal imbalances, acne and general ac ...

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Managed Care | Year One The Iowa Medicaid program sees successes, and continued challenges

It's been one year since the state handed over its Medicaid program with nearly 600,000 poor and disabled Iowans to three private insurance companies. ...

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