Health Care

State-run home in Glenwood is cited in resident death

The state-run Glenwood Resource Center has been cited by state inspectors for failing to provide adequate medical care for a resident who subsequently died...

Iowa health experts cast doubt on temperature checks to prevent COVID...

Iowa health experts and civil liberties advocates are questioning the effectiveness of temperature checks to detect COVID-19 at businesses and government offices.  Eli Perencevich, a...

Border officials did not follow guidelines on migrant children’s health care,...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not consistently followed new guidelines for medical care of migrant children and spent some of the agency’s money...

Axne joins AARP in call for more testing of Iowa seniors

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne is calling on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to offer additional COVID-19 testing for older Iowans living in nursing homes. In a...

DNR: Public water supplies had 120 health standard violations in ’19

A new state report on Iowa drinking water supplies details 120 health standard violations and 520 monitoring violations among the state’s 1,855 public water...

State and federal data on nursing homes is incomplete and misleading

Nursing homes are considered the most dangerous places to live during the COVID-19 pandemic, but state and federal officials are routinely reporting misleading information...

Counselor disciplinary records kept secret by Iowa board

The Iowa Board of Certification oversees the practice of 1,400 substance abuse counselors in the state, but virtually all of its work is kept...

State agency reports dramatic drop in advocacy for older Iowans

The state agency tasked with advocating for Iowans in nursing homes dramatically scaled back visits to those facilities last year even before the COVID-19...

Reynolds announces $50 million in federal funds will aid mental health...

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday that $50 million in federal CARES Act money will be used to help pay for mental health services in...

Who were the winners and losers of the 2020 legislative session?

The 2020 legislative session was historic mainly for 11 weeks of inaction as the session was suspended due to COVID-19.  Even so, lawmakers racked...
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