Branstad forges ahead with Jan. 1 Medicaid privatization in Iowa

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that an adverse ruling regarding one of the companies chosen to privately manage Iowa's projected $5 b ... »

West Branch health class helps teen find cancer

IOWA CITY - It's an awkward topic, especially for a group of 13- to 14-year-old middle schoolers.

Testicular cancer.

But Lynnette P ... »

Couple donates embryos to another infertile couple in need

Lydia Fine knew she always wanted to have children.

But when she and her husband, Nathan Timmel, started trying when they were 30 and 40 res ... »

Iowa senators hopeful Jan. 1 Medicaid changeover gets delayed

DES MOINES - Three Democratic senators say they emerged from Wednesday's meeting with federal officials reviewing Iowa's planned switch to managed ... »

UnityPoint to partner with Minnesota company to sell insurance

Iowa's largest health system is branching outside hospitals and clinics, announcing Tuesday that it soon will sell insurance.

Des Moines-ba ... »

Branstad decries Medicaid privatization ‘scare’ tactics of some health care providers

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad expressed worry Monday that some health care providers are using #x201c;scare tactics#x201d; and what he called mi ... »

Providers fear speed, complexity of Iowa's Medicaid transition

Part 1 in a series on Iowa's Medicaid changeover

CEDAR RAPIDS - Plenty of things keep Tim Charles, chief executive officer of Merc ... »

Commit to be Fit: Protect yourself in flu season

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warns that influenza - the flu - is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization, an ... »

Commit to be Fit: Extra time on our hands

Last weekend we set the clocks back an hour to signify the end of daylight saving time and the beginning of what feels like shorter days. I have to ... »

Iowa’s first flu cases of the season reported

Flu season is officially underway.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports numerous cases of influenza have been confirmed by the State ... »

UnityPoint Marion clinic expanding

MARION - UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Marion needs more space.

The outpatient medical facility, which opened in 2009, ... »

Commit to be Fit: Struggling? Grit it out

What is the best predictor of success in a person's life?

Psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth believes the answer is #x201c;grit.#x201d; I ... »

Commit to be Fit: Turn TV into a treat for yourself

It's that time of year again. I'm not talking about football season, sweater-weather, or pumpkin flavored everything. This is the time of year when ... »

Blum an easy sell on benefits of hospice care

HIAWATHA - LeAnn Thrapp didn't have to apply too much pressure when U.S. Rep. Rod Blum visited the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy i ... »

Champion character on and off the course

Many would agree that golf is an individual sport, but that's not how No. 1 golf player in the world, Jordan Spieth, sees it.

If you were ab ... »