Health

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 ...

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Bone marrow donor drive honors Iowa City boy battling lymphoma

IOWA CITY - More than 20 million people are registered as bone marrow donors in the Be the Match registry, the largest and most diverse donor registry ...

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Dinging, buzzing, vibrating cellphone is causing anxiety and so is its silence

Doug Ross, 31, wakes every morning to a screen full of notifications.He receives updates from news apps, chats from co-workers and emails from East Co ...

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Study: Lowering sodium intake doesn’t reduce blood pressure

In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that lowering sodium intake does ...

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Home remedies for stress and anxiety

Stress is something that just about everyone knows well and experiences often. It's that feeling of pressure, typically a result of too much to do and ...

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An Iowa gap: Treating complex mental health needs

At first, Leslie Carpenter thought her son Patrick was on drugs. She was at home in Iowa City with her husband and about to go to bed when the phone r ...

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Low force chiropractic technique gives patients another option for addressing their health

For 10 years, Karly Abel, 26, struggled with persistent migraines, severe digestive issues, constant fatigue, hormonal imbalances, acne and general ac ...

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Managed Care | Year One The Iowa Medicaid program sees successes, and continued challenges

It's been one year since the state handed over its Medicaid program with nearly 600,000 poor and disabled Iowans to three private insurance companies. ...

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Cedar Rapids conference to highlight reintegrating reflexes

Ever wonder how babies seem to automatically know how to do things like grasp, eat, roll over and eventually walk? The answer is in our central and pe ...

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A Philadelphia woman got breast cancer, then threw her breasts a goodbye party

PHILADELPHIA - The crowd was so dense moving was difficult. People drank Corona straight from the bottle, and draft beers from red Solo cups. A DJ, su ...

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The ABCs of picking a Medicare supplemental policy

Q: Can you provide any advice on choosing a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare? I'll be 65 in a few months and coul ...

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Cedar Rapids woman listens to her body, catches cervical cancer at early stage

When Carissa Starleaf, 32, started experiencing prolonged periods - sometimes lasting three weeks or longer - she knew something was up. #x201c;I'd al ...

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Daffodils provide ‘burst of sunshine’ for cancer patients

CEDAR RAPIDS - #x201c;These flowers are from Gems of Hope and the community that loves you.#x201d;Those are the words Avery Moomey, 9, repeated time a ...

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Researchers confirm that ‘YOLO’ is sound life advice

#x201c;Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die#x201d; -- Isaiah 22:13#x201c;Gather ye rosebuds while ye may#x201d; -- Robert Herrick#x201c;YOLO#x201 ...

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Healing Power of Art classes offer chance for creativity, expression for cancer patients, survivors

When Traci Burns was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer - a particularly aggressive cancer - just days before Christmas, she felt like her l ...

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