Health

Healing Power of Art classes offer chance for creativity, expression for cancer patients, survivors

When Traci Burns was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer - a particularly aggressive cancer - just days before Christmas, she felt like her l ...

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21-year-old cancer patient meets Cedar Rapids teen behind ‘I Know Jack Pack’

Alex Strom, 21, spends five days a week in a chair, hooked up to machines that pump drugs into his body. He's facing three rounds of chemotherapy over ...

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Keeping lonely seniors company can help keep them healthy

Emil Girardi moved to San Francisco on New Year's Eve in 1960. He loved everything about the city: the energy, the people, the hills. And of course, t ...

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How to reset your body clock, and get better sleep, with hiking boots and a tent

Are you sick of going to bed late and waking up tired? Then grab your hiking boots and a tent. A new study suggests that a couple days of camping in t ...

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New treatments to extend life for patients with multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells that reside inside bone marrow. Plasma cells produce certain proteins that build up the immune system ...

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Never mind the lungs. Air pollution can scramble your brain

The air you breathe does more than affect your lungs.A new study published this week found that older women exposed to air polluted by vehicle exhaust ...

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Palo family shares story of burn accident for National Burn Awareness Week

Jayna Snodgrass, 8, hates Star Wars macaroni and cheese. She didn't used to, though. Not before the accident.Two years ago in April, Jayna was helping ...

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Seasonal affective disorder: How to deal with those winter blues

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the days grow shorter and colder over winter, some may find themselves feeling gloomy or out of sorts.Many chalk it up to the weathe ...

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Study: Coffee consumption may help you live longer

Go ahead. Sip that steaming cup o' joe and enjoy the next one, too. Researchers say coffee may help you live longer.According to scientists at the Sta ...

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Nicotine may help prevent your brain from aging and hold off Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Can nicotine, that addictive chemical found in tobacco and e-cigarettes, help your aging brain?Researchers at Texas A&M found that, when given indepen ...

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Upcoming event at Mercy warns of dangers of pre-prom indoor tanning

When Tiffani Trappe went to her doctor to have a mole removed, she expected nothing more than a simple procedure. "I just went in because I had a mol ...

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Strive for overall wellness with KT23Fit

Kris Tiedt gets asked all the time #x201c;how she does it#x201d; - 'it' being: looking like a 20-something as a 37-year-old and maintaining high energ ...

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Death rate from cancer projected to be 25 percent lower than it was 25 years ago, report says

In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projecte ...

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UI heart transplant patient makes it home for the holidays

CEDAR RAPIDS - After receiving a lifesaving heart transplant earlier this year, an 11-year-old patient at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics ...

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Spice up your new year workouts and stick to your resolution this year

Every January, people flock to the gym, resolving to get fit or lose weight in the new year. But more often than not, the sudden influx of patronage b ...

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