HEALTHY YOU

I can't be the only one nervously lifting the back of my (scrupulously washed) hand to my forehead for quick assurance I've eluded fever for another day. ...

What do a tidal wave, a lethal injection and masses of thin white worms have in common? ...

Prescription medication are in most of our bathroom cabinets or bedside tables. But how can we safely dispose of those prescriptions we no longer use or are outdated? ...

Wanting to be with their boyfriend/girlfriend all the time. Checking in with them frequently. Feelings of jealousy and possessiveness. ...

Swallowing food and drink is kind of like breathing - something most people don't even think about throughout the day. ...

Steps to take - before you fall

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Preventing falls is an important part of staying healthy as we get older. ...

If you're middle aged or older, chances are you've been driving for decades. And chances are you're comfortable behind the wheel, even in the new vehicles that coddle you and talk to you. ...

In the heat of the summer, many people turn to the water to stay cool - from lakes and rivers to backyard and neighborhood pools. As common as water activities are, there are still some misconceptions about water safety and how to best keep your kids and grandkids safe around water. ...

In the aftermath of the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the Boston Marathon bombing, the White House launched a national awareness campaign in 2015 to train people how to better help in case of a medical emergency. ...

What's behind the kombucha craze?

Thursday, August 01, 2019

If you haven't yet heard of kombucha, you may be in the minority. The fermented beverage, which is usually served cold, has become very popular over the past few years, and several local companies brew their own right here in Eastern Iowa. ...

A recent report from the Iowa Department of Public Health shows parents throughout the state are less likely to have their teens receive the HPV vaccine compared to other vaccines. ...

While RAGBRAI may be over for another year, plenty of other bicycling opportunities are available to keep Eastern Iowans pumped. ...

Eyes give a peek into overall health

Thursday, August 01, 2019

An eye exam does more than examine the health of your eyes. ...

Children between the ages of 2 and 18 should consume less than 25 grams (or six teaspoons) of added sugar daily, according to the American Heart Association. Unfortunately, most American children eat far more than the recommended daily allowance. ...

IDx, a Coralville-based med technology firm, is giving the world a glimpse into what eye health care might look like in the future. ...