Health

Commit to be Fit: Are your efforts Super Bowl quality?

Football players in the Super Bowl are the best at what they do. They are "the elite." When we see people performing at their best, it often inspires ...

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WellCare appeals to district judge to keep Iowa Medicaid contract

DES MOINES - WellCare of Iowa, one of the four companies initially awarded a state contract to help manage Iowa's $5 billion Medicaid program, fought ...

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Live 2 B Healthy program aims to keep seniors active

VernAnn Baxter is 101 years old and in a wheelchair, but she doesn't let either of those things stop her from lifting weights on a regular basis. Her ...

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Spread of Zika alarming, 4 million cases a possibility: World Health Organization

GENEVA - Zika virus - linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil - is spreading "explosively" and could affect as many as 4 milli ...

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Health care ideas still divide Democrats

Nearly a decade ago, before the 2008 Iowa caucuses, it was unusual to go to a rally for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton and not see someone in a purpl ...

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Iowa lawmakers skeptical of Medicaid transition

DES MOINES - State officials insist they are taking necessary steps to improve the transition to private management of Iowa's $5 billion Medicaid prog ...

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Iowa Senate leader: State still not ready for privatized Medicaid care

DES MOINES - A top Senate Democrat said Thursday she does not believe Iowa will have the safeguards in place by March 1 to proceed with the change to ...

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Beat the winter blues

It is estimated that some 15#xa0;million people suffer from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. Experts believe SAD is ...

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Commit to be Fit: Set small, attainable goals for success

I just read a story about the author of #x201c;Les Mis#xe9;rables,#x201d; Victor Hugo. In the summer of 1830, it is reported that Hugo had promised hi ...

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Savvy Senior: How to find discounts for people with disabilities

Q: Are there any worthwhile discounts available to people with disabilities, and if so, how can I find them? My wife - who's 48 - has multiple scleros ...

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Commit to be Fit: Create new habits in 2016

The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to assess your current habits and then come up with a game plan to start living the life you feel called ...

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New nutrition guidelines drop warnings of dietary cholesterol

WASHINGTON - The federal government Thursday told Americans not to worry so much about cholesterol in their diets, that lots of coffee is fine and tha ...

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Patients shed serious pounds with Health Transitions Clinic weight loss program

On April 13, 2015, 65-year-old Dick Pierson looked down at the scale. It read 265 pounds. He'd been diabetic for 25 years and was taking half a dozen ...

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics selects VIDA for clinical imaging services

IOWA CITY - A Coralville company has been selected to provide clinical imaging software and analysis services to the University of Iowa Hospitals and ...

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Judge denies Iowa Hospital Association’s request for injunction in Medicaid transition

A Polk County district judge Thursday denied the Iowa Hospital Association's request for a temporary injunction that had asked for a delay of the stat ...

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