Health Care

Test positivity rate: How this one figure explains that the U.S....

The U.S. has performed more coronavirus tests than any other country in the world. Yet, at the same time, the U.S. is notably underperforming...

Gov. Kim Reynolds continues to resist mask mandates, says ‘most Iowans’...

Gov. Kim Reynolds continued to decline to require a mask mandate in the state and in Iowa schools and said she believes Iowans are...

State auditor: Health care providers say privatized Medicaid is failing Iowa

A majority of Iowa’s health care providers believe privatized Medicaid has failed to live up to the promise of improved, more accessible medical care. Those...

Corporations got COVID ‘immunity.’ Direct care workers need protections, too.

IowaCareGivers and many other advocacy groups opposed the COVID-19 "immunity" bill that was signed into law in June. The new law protects health care...

Nursing home with major outbreak and nine deaths cited by inspectors

An Iowa nursing home with a major outbreak of COVID-19 has been cited by the state for refusing physicians' orders to send residents to...

COVID-19 infections up sharply in Iowa nursing homes

The number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa nursing homes is up sharply this week, as is the number of residents and staff infected. There are...

How can we end atrocities at Glenwood Resource Center? Here are...

The Iowa Department of Human Services is trying to find placements “in the community” for intellectually disabled residents now living at the Glenwood Resource...

COVID-19 hits one in six Iowa nursing homes but inspectors cite...

Iowa's nursing home inspectors have reported no infection-control issues in some of the facilities with the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks, newly disclosed state records show. The...

Vaccine makers deny political pressure in race for safe, effective shot

Leaders of the companies working on some of the top candidates for COVID-19 vaccines predict they should have shots available by early 2021, but...

Report: Glenwood’s disabled residents at risk due to poor leadership, lax...

A long-awaited review of a state-run home for the disabled says millions of dollars are spent each year on overtime in the facility but...
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