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As you get older, you may find it more difficult to begin or maintain a regular exercise routine.
You are never too old to exercise. And, with caution, you can overcome the challenges of an ongoing health problem or the fear of falling or Read More »
DES MOINES — Lawmakers’ reactions to a proposal to phase out services at the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda mental health institutions ranged from skepticism to opposition as they listened Thursday to an explanation from the Department Read More »
Iowa Commissioner Nick Gerhart filed a petition with the Polk County District Court on Thursday, seeking the liquidation of not-for-profit health insurer CoOportunity Health.
The health co-op was set up with $146 million in federal funds un Read More »
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Health officials say more than 400 Iowans committed suicide in 2013, a 17 percent increase from the previous year.
The Iowa Department of Public Health released data last month that reveals 445 such deaths statewi Read More »
Often when we learn we have a particular disease, like diabetes, we focus so much on it that we ignore how medical conditions are often inter-connected. Take your heart for example. Diabetes is now considered the strongest risk you can have for de Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials say the number of flu hospitalizations has decreased by more than two-thirds since late December.
An Iowa Department of Public Health report shows just 50 flu hospitalizations were recorde Read More »
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance found in your body's cells and bloodstream. Your body produces cholesterol naturally, and the rest comes from the food you eat. According to the American Heart Association, your body makes all the ch Read More »
This coming football Sunday is America’s second largest eating day, falling only behind Thanksgiving in terms of calories consumed. An average daily intake for Americans is about 2,000 calories. During the annual big game it’s easy t Read More »
Iowans suffering from chronic epilepsy can now apply for a medical cannabidiol registration card, public health officials announced Monday.
The Iowa Department of Public Health worked with the Iowa Department of Transportation to put togeth Read More »
DES MOINES — The Iowa Insurance Division on Friday hammered the next-to-final nail into CoOportunity Health’s coffin.
Iowa’s Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart will ask the Polk County District Court for an order of liq Read More »
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