Health Care

Five things that didn’t totally suck in 2020

During a New Year’s Eve gathering last year, my friends and I merrily shredded a 2019 calendar and said good riddance. We had every...

Abuse and neglect continued in 2020 at Glenwood, even while feds...

A state-run home for the disabled that has been the focus of a yearlong federal investigation continues to be cited for poor medical care...

Iowa needs to tackle the workforce crisis in long-term care settings

It’s no secret that older Iowans in nursing homes have been hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19. As of Dec. 15, 141 Iowa nursing homes were...

Iowa nurse surrenders her license after care-facility resident dies

An Iowa nurse who failed to attempt CPR on a care-facility resident who subsequently died has surrendered her license to the state. The Iowa Board...

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown while relief talks...

WASHINGTON—The House on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group of bipartisan lawmakers another week...

Doctor’s true identity revealed in court, with judge citing the public’s...

A physician accused of shoving another doctor during an operating-room altercation cannot sue the state under an assumed name, an Iowa judge has ruled. According...

Focus on ethics is encouraging but should extend beyond the discussion...

It didn’t get much attention, but one of the tidbits of information released last week about Iowa’s distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine was the...

Attorney general denies approving experiments on Glenwood residents

The Iowa attorney general's office is denying allegations that it approved or was involved in plans to conduct sexual-arousal experiments on the mentally disabled...

Cosmetic surgeon repeatedly accused of incompetence appeals to Iowa Supreme Court

A cosmetic surgeon from Davenport who has a history of malpractice claims is challenging state-imposed sanctions for alleged incompetence and taking the case to...

Iowa’s crisis hotline sees major increase in calls in 2020

Since the summer, Drew Martel said people are increasingly calling the state's crisis hotline, Your Life Iowa. Adults and teens are calling and texting counselors...
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