Health Care

Iowa families can’t sue the state’s largest nursing home chain

Three months after 67-year-old James Asmus was admitted to the Southern Hills Specialty Care nursing home in Osceola, he was dead. State records indicate that...

Biden to states: Make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is directing states to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, according to a White House...

Iowa-licensed doctor issued a warning after serving time on felony drug...

Almost three years after a former Ottumwa physician was charged with felony narcotics distribution, the Iowa Board of Medicine has sanctioned the doctor with...

Even before COVID-19, U.S. nursing homes were filling empty beds with...

One year ago, a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, became an early battleground for the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. The disease has since decimated nursing...

COVID-19 revealed how sick the U.S. health care delivery system really...

If you got the COVID-19 shot, you likely received a little paper card that shows you’ve been vaccinated. Make sure you keep that card...

More than a third of Iowa Veterans Home staff still refuse...

Roughly 37% of the staff at the state-run Iowa Veterans Home are refusing to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. That's a decrease from the 46%...

Restaurant inspectors find mold, sketchy sushi and even a baby’s crib...

In recent weeks, state and county inspectors have discovered potentially dangerous sushi, moldy fruit and cheese, seven-month-old eggs and even a baby's crib inside...

Bill would give Iowa nursing homes notice of residents’ surveillance cameras

Iowa legislators are considering a bill that would require the families of nursing home residents to notify the facility before installing a surveillance-type camera...

State’s appeal in Planned Parenthood case scheduled for Iowa Supreme Court

The state of Iowa and Planned Parenthood are preparing to square off in court again over a 2019 law that attempted to block the...

Can employers mandate vaccines in Iowa? Controversial Senate bill would say...

Sen. Jim Carlin, R-Sioux City, volleyed several debunked anti-vaccination talking points at Iowa Department of Public Health’s Dr. Caitlin Pedati during a Tuesday afternoon meeting. Carlin...
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