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Iowa district court blocks 24-hour wait period, additional appointment for abortions

A Johnson County district judge has found unconstitutional a state law enacted in 2020 that requires a mandatory 24-hour waiting period and a second...

New health concerns emerge post-pandemic

As the spread of COVID-19 slows in Iowa, health professionals are voicing concerns about post-pandemic health issues.  The main concerns in the state are still...

Centene agrees to settle Medicaid claims with Ohio, Mississippi for $143...

In what could be a harbinger of more settlements, Medicaid managed-care contractor Centene on Monday settled potential fraud claims by Ohio and Mississippi for...

Staff vaccination rates in Iowa nursing homes as low as 47%,...

Even in Iowa nursing homes where a half-dozen residents or more have died of COVID-19, the percentage of workers who have been vaccinated against...

Iowa obstetrician who abandoned patient ordered to pay $2,500

The Iowa Board of Medicine has ordered a Cedar Rapids obstetrician to pay a $2,500 fine for abandoning a patient he left under anesthesia. According...

Restaurant inspection update: Cockroaches, decomposing meat and a ‘suffocating stench’

In the past month, state and county food inspectors have cited Iowa restaurants and grocery stores for hundreds of food-safety violations, including cockroach nests,...

Judge: Nursing home not at fault for sexual assault due to...

A judge has dismissed a fine against an Iowa nursing home for the sexual assault of a resident, stating the home could not have...

CMS: We don’t disclose nursing home fines when the owners refuse...

The federal agency overseeing nursing homes says it only informs the public of fines against those facilities if, and when, the owners choose to...

Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open highlights how prioritizing mental...

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka announced that she would withdraw from the French Open after she was fined and threatened with being disqualified for...

Five Iowa nursing homes have spent years on federal list of...

Five of the Iowa nursing homes deemed by the government to be among the worst in the nation have met those criteria for at...
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