Health

Iowa Lions Eye Bank hosts event at 2 p.m. today

IOWA CITY - The Iowa Lions Eye Bank hosts a Celebration of Hope & Renewal - an event honoring eye, organ and tissue donors who transform the lives of ...

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Iowa City company aiding organ donations gets state support

DES MOINES - With the aid of state funds, a budding Iowa City company aimed at reducing donor organ loss is nearly ready to launch.Friday, the Iowa Ec ...

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After three years, Wellmark enters Iowa health insurance exchange with new plans, partners

After years of sitting back and watching how things would unfold, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield - the state's dominant insurer - will enter the ...

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Cedar Rapids woman runs into guardianship issues under managed care

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cindy Smothers has been trying since December to be listed as her son's guardian with AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa. So far, she's had lots ...

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Abortion funding could stall Iowa budget negotiations

DES MOINES - The potential battle has loomed since last summer, when many conservatives were enraged by secretly recorded videos showing an employee o ...

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Spring in Iowa means — it’s tick time

Johnson County has led the state in each of the past five years in the number of reported cases of tick-borne Lyme disease.While there's no reason for ...

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Managed Care Year One: For Edbergs, finding a primary care doctor was harder than expected

Jeff Edberg has had fears and concerns over his son's health care since last October. That's about the time conversation was reaching a fever pitch o ...

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‘Baby boxes’ available to new parents in Johnson County

IOWA CITY - Like many babies in Finland, almost three-month-old Yirmeyahu Rodriguez-Hurtado sleeps each night in a #x201c;baby box.#x201d; But Yirmeya ...

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Iowa Medicaid changeover going smoothly, Branstad says

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday the state's transition to privately managed Medicaid services is off to a smooth start and should improve ...

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Iowa’s youth soccer leagues enact heading changes to prevent concussions

Contrary to the popular coaching edict, some of the thousands of Iowa children who will take to the field this month for another spring soccer season ...

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Eastern Iowa burn survivors: ‘Biggest injuries ... are on the inside’

IOWA CITY - A rare gathering Saturday brought together people whose lives have been altered because of burn injuries.The St. Florian Fire and Burn Fou ...

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Iowa set to launch new era of Medicaid

DES MOINES - State Medicaid officials answered legislators' questions and expressed confidence Wednesday that months of planning will succeed in movin ...

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Iowa looks to focus cancer treatment and support for teens, young adults

IOWA CITY - Cancer rates among adolescents and young adults in Iowa have risen over 30-some years - especially among white males and females - and hea ...

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Fungus foe: Waverly woman battles Fibrosing Mediastinitis

WAVERLY - When she was 27, Rebecca Lalk was told she had just 10 years to live. The Cedar Falls-native went to the doctor in 2002 for a persistent cou ...

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University of Iowa Health Care makes top 10 in Forbes’ best employers

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa Health Care, for a second straight year, has earned the top spot on Forbes Magazine's list of best employers in the hea ...

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