Health

Digging in the healing garden: Classes promote power of working with plants

Jen Kardos has personal experience with the benefits of gardening. When she had postpartum health problems after her third child was born, working out ...

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New body contouring device, SculpSure, comes to Iowa

Sometimes, even with diet and exercise, losing an area of stubborn fat can feel impossible. For those not interested in going under the knife but sear ...

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Heroin's hold: Fighting drugs with drugs

The Iowa Department of Public Health is working to get more doctors trained to prescribe Buprenorphine - a drug that diminishes withdrawal symptoms an ...

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Heroin’s hold: Iowa legislation allows responders to use ‘opioid antagonists’

DES MOINES - Iowa lawmakers took steps this year to better equip emergency first responders and medical technicians to help deal with people experienc ...

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Play therapy helps Eastern Iowa therapists, children connect

CEDAR RAPIDS - Stacie Mitchell's office is filled with toys.Shelves line the walls, crowded with dolls, books, plastic figures, puppets and games. As ...

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Iowa City yoga instructor hopes to 'bring yoga to everyone'

Yoga can be intimidating. There might be phrases and words you don't know. You might be surrounded by people who are much younger than you or more fle ...

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Heroin's Hold: For some, heroin is 'love at first sight'

What does rock bottom look like? For Casey, rock bottom was six long weeks spent in the Linn County Jail detoxing from heroin in 2013 after a probati ...

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Heroin's hold: How Iowans struggle — and sometimes succeed — in overcoming opioid addiction

Abby grew up in Dubuque. The 24-year-old came from a stable, loving and supportive middle-class family. She did well in school. She's artistic. And s ...

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Endodontists debunk misconceptions about root canals

The term root canal often evokes a shudder, as many people misinterpret the procedure as painful. President Barack Obama even said that the bank bailo ...

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For autistic adults in Eastern Iowa, no 'one size fits all'

We often hear about children with autism, but not as much about what happens when they grow up. Although the disorder can be treated with behavioral ...

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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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