Health Care

Half-kept promises on mental health won’t shield Iowans from gun violence

Gov. Kim Reynolds, like many Republicans, wants to change the subject from gun control and talk about mental health instead. So let’s talk about...

Black grime, pink slime and cockroaches: A look at Iowa’s latest...

In recent weeks, state and county food inspectors have cited Iowa restaurants and grocery stores for hundreds of food-safety violations, including cockroaches in sushi-preparation...

After Minnesota medical board acts, Iowa files charges against surgeon

The Iowa Board of Medicine has filed a statement of charges against a Belmond surgeon accused in another state of dangerous prescribing practices. The Iowa...

Advocacy groups say homebound Iowans have been ‘forgotten’ by state vaccination...

Phyllis Mussman of Cedar Rapids spent 2020 painting, writing poetry and staying home. Mussman, 84, has no car and has been largely homebound. She uses...

Finding peace of mind in a disquieting age

Often our troubles are so intense that we think of them every waking minute, longing for peace and quiet, a lull, however temporary, so...

U.S. House passes Dreamers bill over GOP objections, as immigration debate...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in...

After years of alleged fraud and incompetence, an Iowa surgeon surrenders...

After having been the target of hospital sanctions, criminal charges, and 15 lawsuits brought by Iowa women who claim he left them injured or...

State has accused 34 bars of violating governor’s COVID-19 mitigation orders

Last September, six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, a state inspector visited Kelly's Little Nipper, a Des Moines tavern and restaurant. Although it was only...

Daylight saving time could be especially hard this weekend because of...

The clock springs forward one hour on Sunday morning, March 14, for most people in the U.S. That is not an appealing thought for...

More than 700 state-employed caregivers continue to refuse COVID-19 vaccine

More than 700 public employees who help care for Iowans in state-run facilities are still refusing the coronavirus vaccine. According to the latest data from...
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