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Cedar Rapids Woman Looks to Reality Show to Lose Weight

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - She's severely overweight, but thinks a reality TV show could help her get healthy. Charity Pierce, of Cedar Rapids, weighs 765 pounds. She said she's always been a heavy person,... Read More »

Branstad Supports Health Insurance Extension

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa has agreed to a federal recommendation that will allow thousands of residents to hang onto health insurance policies that don't meet the requirements... Read More »

Blue Zones Team Struggles to Get Restaurants to Follow Through with Healthy Changes

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Team members and volunteers are working hard to get people involved in the Blue Zones project, but they're falling behind in one area. Currently, not a single open restaurant has... Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Hunting for the Perfect Egg

Hunting for the Perfect Egg? Eggs are a staple of the Easter holiday, but they are also an inexpensive and nutrient-dense source of protein to enjoy year-round. One large egg contains only 70 calories... Read More »

U.S. Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills Baby Pigs

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. The U.S. Bureau of... Read More »

Hy-Vee Dietitian: Give the Gift of a Skillet

Scratching your head over the gift for a new graduate or newly-weds? A skillet may be the perfect present, reminding the recipient of you every time it’s used. “The flat-bottom, shallow pan with a lid... Read More »

ISU Extension: Effortless Edamame

Edamame is green soybeans – it is harvested before the beans harden. Edamame is a vegetable that is typically found in the frozen foods section at grocery stores around here. You can buy two 12 ounce bags... Read More »

Tyson Recalling Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam's Club

WASHINGTON, DC - Tyson Foods, Inc. is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers reported finding small pieces of plastic in their food. The recall includes five-pound... Read More »

Hy-Vee Dietitian: Benefits of Berries

Fresh and frozen, berries are nutritional powerhouses. Experts suggest eating a serving of berries two times per week to get the most benefit. Blackberries are composed of about 80% water and healthful... Read More »

Study: Higher Smoking Rates in Rural Counties

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new study shows higher rates of smoking in rural Iowa counties. The Des Moines Register reports that the study says some Iowa counties have double the smoking rates of others. The... Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Slam Dunk Dips

“Slam Dunk” Dips! It’s March Madness season which means it’s the perfect time to get together with family and friends, fill out a bracket and cheer on your alma mater. But you don't have to dribble your... Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Love America’s Most-Hated Vegetable

According to a 2008 research study by Heinz, Brussels sprouts are the most-hated vegetable in America. Your Hy-Vee dietitians would tend to disagree! Not only are Brussels sprouts one of the most powerful... Read More »

New Clinic Offers Concierge Medical Services

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Imagine being able to text or call your doctor on his or her personal cellphone and get in for an appointment within 24 hours. That's the concept behind one of the metro's newest... Read More »

Dubuque Medical Group Donates Funds to Schools

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque medical group has donated $150,000 to help high school students pursue careers in health care. The Medical Associates Clinic Foundation of Dubuque says $50,000 each will... Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Crazy for Cabbage

It’s time for cabbage to get the respect it deserves in the vegetable world! Not just for coleslaw, this versatile vegetable offers a whole realm of possibilities. Available in several varieties like... Read More »

ISU Extension: Get your Green on St. Patty's with Kale

Want to be trendy in 2014? Then eat more kale. This dark leafy green vegetable is considered to be a “nutritional powerhouse” and is high on the list of nutrition trends for the new year. All fruits and... Read More »

Republicans Want Vote on Telemedicine Abortion Ban

DES MOINES – A group of Republican senators on Monday called on majority-party Democrats to use a procedural bypass to resurrect an ineligible House-passed bill banning telemedicine abortions so the Iowa... Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: New with NuVal

One of the latest hot topics in nutrition is the potential revisions to the FDA’s Nutrition Facts food label. The goal is to help consumers make the best choices for health. In addition to the food label,... Read More »

Four Mercy Hospitals Form Regional Board

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Four large medical centers in Iowa's Mercy Health Network have formed a new regional governing board. Mercy Medical Centers in Sioux City, Mason City, Dubuque and Clinton have... Read More »

Insurer Reaches Health Milestone

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A West Des Moines nonprofit insurance provider set up to sell insurance under nation's new health care overhaul plan says it has surpassed 50,000 individual and group members,... Read More »

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