Health Care

Legislative inaction on EMS could spell trouble for rural Iowa

A bill that would have provided a long-sought stable source of funding for emergency medical services in Iowa was one of the casualties of...

Iowa reports first-ever case of tick-borne Heartland virus

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced its first-ever report of a patient contracting Heartland virus, which is spread through ticks. Heartland virus was first...

Pence praises Reynolds for ‘bringing about’ Democrat-proposed police misconduct legislation

Vice President Mike Pence, in Iowa on Tuesday, credited Gov. Kim Reynolds for “bringing about” police-misconduct legislation that was unanimously approved last week by...

Legislature pushes through abortion waiting period in overnight debate

Working through the night, the Iowa House and Senate approved a 24-hour waiting period for abortion, voting during what could prove to be the...

Pandemic-related bailouts favor Iowa’s wealthier hospitals

Dr. Michael Hartman, owner of eastern Iowa’s Davenport Hearing Aid Center, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with his business losing $30,000...

Iowa stores may soon be allowed to sell CBD

Iowa retailers selling CBD products may finally gain clarity on what is legal in the state, following a bill that passed the Iowa Senate...

Feds: 1,200 nursing home complaints not properly investigated by Iowa

In the past two years, the state of Iowa has failed to conduct timely investigations into more than 1,200 complaints against nursing homes, according...

Feds: One-fifth of nursing homes not reporting COVID-19 data

One-fifth of the nation’s nursing homes are failing to comply with federal regulations requiring them to report COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease...

Memorial Day: Why veterans are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

As the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, those who are living are facing a deadly risk that has nothing to...

Reynolds: If Test Iowa won’t give you an appointment, keep trying

If Test Iowa won’t give you an appointment for a COVID-19 test, keep trying the website ꟷ or just call your doctor. That was the...
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