Health

Doctor, lawyer to discuss living wills

CEDAR RAPIDS - If you were in a life-threatening car accident and rushed to the emergency department - would you want the doctors to put you on a vent ...

»
Health care providers in Iowa, nationwide cope with cuts in navigator funding

Thus far unable to get repeal and replace legislation through the U.S. Congress, President Donald Trump is using his executive powers to try to crippl ...

»
Bodybuilders share health tips at Cedar Rapids’ Best of the Midwest

On Saturday, McKinley Middle School in Cedar Rapids was host to more than 60 freshly spray-tanned bodybuilders, who came to compete and show off their ...

»
Fitness tracker games may help families get more exercise

When fitness trackers alone fail to get families moving enough, turning step counts into a competition might help people get more exercise, a small ex ...

»
Support for those impacted by breast cancer on display at Especially for You Race in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - DeeAnn Koberle said she had a little bit of leg pain Sunday morning, but more of something else. "I have a lot of support behind me," ...

»
Four questions with the leader of Iowa’s new medical marijuana board

DES MOINES - A new state advisory panel charged with helping implement an expanded medical marijuana law in Iowa is trying to balance the demands of a ...

»
Your guide to the Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Overwhelming.That's how Mary Porter describes seeing a sea of runners and walkers gathered each year at the starting line of the Especi ...

»
Johnson County group hosts Atul Gawande simulcast viewing Monday

TRAIL of Johnson County and the Iowa City-Johnson County Senior Center will co-host a simulcast presentation by Atul Gawande, a nationally-known surge ...

»
Shamed for being fat. Shamed for being fit. Women can’t win

When it comes to judgment of their bodies, women can't win.#x201c;Research consistently shows the pressure to maintain a particular physique is strong ...

»
Pale is the new tan, dermatologist tells patients

Bradenton, Fla. - There's a framed picture in Dr. Terrence Hopkins' waiting room at his Manatee Dermatology practice that shows a little girl in a bik ...

»
Health: Sitting most of the day may lead to an early grave

Adults who are inactive much of the day may be more likely to die prematurely than people who don't sit around a lot, regardless of their exercise hab ...

»
Access to female condoms improving under Medicaid, but obstacles to use remain

More states are making female condoms available through Medicaid, a new study found. But few women are using them, researchers say.The female condom i ...

»
Trend check: Where bone broth stands now (with recipe)

At the Saturday farmers market in the college town of Bellingham, Washington, customers are lining up for the latest innovation at chef Gabriel Clayca ...

»
Cardiac procedures become less invasive

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's been a busy year for the cardiology unit at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital. The physicians have been learning and performin ...

»
NICUs offering volunteer cuddling care to improve critical neonatal development

When babies enter the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), there's no telling how long they may need to stay. It could be weeks, even months before th ...

»