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Stuck at home with your partner? Look to retirees for how...

Across the country an unprecedented number of couples are suddenly spending every waking and sleeping hour of the day with one another. That’s what...

Amazing heroes in the fight against coronavirus

One of my memories, one that had been tucked away back where the cobwebs congregate, is from that day in 2004 when the oldest...

How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the...

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system. But, for...

If Iowa is already practicing ‘shelter in place,’ why not call...

Gov. Kim Reynolds, as part of her argument against ordering Iowans to “shelter in place” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, suggests that her...

Information is as vital as face masks during COVID crisis

We have all become acutely aware in the past few weeks why masks and face shields, respirators and ventilators are so important for hospital...

Don’t let the ‘new normal’ leave the public out of public...

The news that the State Capitol was closing to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak was just one in a stream of emails...

Nurse, pregnant mom, caregiver, pilot’s wife still waiting for COVID test...

I'm a nurse, public health professional, soon-to-be nurse practitioner, wife of a pilot, caregiver to an elderly grandmother, pregnant mom of three, soon to...

Adaptive Ethics: Losing fear and living mindfully

The ancients knew something that we have forgotten in our daily digital skedaddle. Smartphones tell us where to be and what to do every...

Should Congress demand America’s youth give a year of service to...

What does it mean to serve the United States, and who should be required to do so? On March 25, 2020, after three years of...

Scientists move to protect gorillas, Iowa’s bonobos from COVID-19

Ever since I visited Rwanda's mountain gorillas in 2009 and started following a bonobo research center in Des Moines, I've cringed any time there...
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