Health

Few Applying for Insurance Acknowledge Smoking

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Surveys show about 18 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but less than half that percentage acknowledge smoking when signing up for insurance with federally mandated forms.

The Des Moines Register reports when Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Peachy Keen

Peaches are a favorite summer fruit for many and it is easy to see why. Peaches are juicy, sweet and full of nutrition! Peaches are great just by themselves or can be incorporated into delicious recipes.

Nutrition:

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Hy-Vee Dietitian: Hy-Vee Homegrown Labels

Hy-Vee offers a wide variety of nutrient-rich, locally grown produce from over 200 growers across eight Midwest states. The Hy-Vee Homegrown label ensures that you are purchasing the freshest items from local family farms. Judy helps you identify Read More »

Discovery at U of I Will Help Doctors Predict Preeclampsia

Each year 500,000 pregnant women in the U.S. develop pre-eclampsia. It’s a cardiovascular disease that can cause high blood pressure among other complications and can lead to liver failure, heart disease, and even death. A team of researchers from Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Super-Food Cherries

Cherries are a delicious and nutritious way for your viewers to enjoy healthy eating. Sweet cherries are among the top 20 foods with the highest concentration of antioxidants, making them a super-food for health. Christy Frese, one of your Edgewoo Read More »

School Sports: Five Myths About Concussions

Although most people have a general idea of what concussions are, there are still some myths surrounding the injury.

MYTH #1: The two most dangerous high school sports in terms of concussion rates are football and hockey. Although hi Read More »

Four Cedar Rapids Organizations Offer Three-Dimension Mammography

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — New mammography machines are giving women in Eastern Iowa the option of 3D breast exams instead of standard two-dimensional exams.

The new testing gives doctors a more clear and precise look at breast tissue.

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Iowa Medicaid Director Resigns to take UIHC Job

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s Medicaid director has resigned to take a position at the University of Iowa.

A Tuesday release from the Iowa Department of Human Services said Jennifer Vermeer’s resignation is effective August 21.

Vermeer, Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Mixing it Up With Marinades

One of the simplest ways to flavor food is to marinate it. That is, treat it like a sponge. It is as simple as pouring a sauce on the food, letting it soak for a while and cooking it. A good marinade contains spices, herbs, oil, wine or yogurt and Read More »

Hy-Vee at Midday: Patriotic Party Pleasers

Patriotic Party Pleasers

July 4th is the perfect excuse for a backyard barbeque! Today, your Mount Vernon Road Hy-Vee dietitian, Kimberly Proctor, will share a fun menu of red, white and blue foods that you’re sure to love. The best Read More »

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