Health

Coralville woman finds purpose in tragedy

From the top of a steep hill in Coralville, Bridgid Ruden had no idea her life was about to drastically change. In a matter of moments, she'd no long ...

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Eastern Iowa hospitals giving and receiving

Giving trees, angel trees, poinsettias, love lights, sock lines and ornaments. All are ways Corridor hospitals are raising spirits and funds through t ...

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Eastern Iowa experts weigh in on ‘birth control blues’

Millions of women use hormonal birth control - from the pill to IUDs, implants and more - not only to prevent unwanted pregnancy but also to regulate ...

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Iowans hurt by decline in home health care aides

There's a for-sale sign sitting in Tucker Cassidy's yard. He didn't want to put it there. But after struggling to find consistent in-home care, Cassid ...

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‘Riding the roller coaster’ of the NICU

After four and a half years trying to have a baby, Andrea and Todd Brommelkamp were completely caught off guard when an at-home pregnancy test came ba ...

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Especially For You race raises $481,000-plus in fight against breast cancer

CEDAR RAPIDS - Allix Davis said she takes pride when people say she's exactly like her mother, Debra Davis.#x201c;That's what I wanted to be when I wa ...

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The race is on in Cedar Rapids, and Michelle Cole is ready to lead it

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was one month until race day and Michelle Cole was leafing through two five-inch-thick, three-ring binders. The binders are only two ...

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Mercy Medical Center going pink for breast cancer awareness

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mercy Medical Center and Alliant Energy are teaming up to intensify breast cancer awareness.In honor of National Breast Cancer Awarenes ...

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Recovery continues for 11-year-old heart transplant patient

IOWA CITY - Kameron Brown is hoping to be home by Halloween so he can hand out candy.It's a goal shared by his family as they anxiously monitor Brown' ...

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Cedar Rapids man pushes for nationwide change in reporting Alzheimer's deaths

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Ken Kirby's wife, Bernice, died in March at the age of 89, he was confused as to why the attending physician recorded her cause of ...

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Barriers to holistic treatment exist for Eastern Iowa eating disorder patients

When Michelle Kuster was a 21-year-old Iowa State University student battling an eating disorder, her heart began fluttering one day. The numbness in ...

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Cracking concussions: Iowa hospitals, clinics, other groups team up to clear up confusion

With concussions in the spotlight lately - particularly related to the National Football League (NFL), who recently announced the Play Smart Play Safe ...

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Thanks to Michael Phelps, cupping now in the spotlight

Ara Ispentchian estimates he runs 40 to 50 miles a week. The Cedar Rapids ultramarathoner is currently training for the Twin Cities Ultra Looney Chal ...

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Iowa man named national Volunteer of the Year

OELWEIN - When Randy McQueen broke his leg eight years ago, he never imagined just how much it would change his life.McQueen, 51, of Oelwein, would sp ...

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Iowa hospitals use state law to stifle competition, critics say

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ceiling-mounted microscopes, sterilizers and phacoemulsification equipment sit dormant in Dr. Lee Birchansky's operating rooms - hundre ...

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