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The messages are everywhere — and they are both accepted wisdom and contradictory. SALT. It is either the road to health ruin or no big deal.
According to the American Heart Association, nine out of ten Americans consume too much sod Read More »
According to the National Stroke Association, each year about 800,000 Americans will have a stroke. That's about one stroke every 40 seconds. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. The Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Just because nearly all of us have two kidneys doesn’t mean we don’t need to take care of both of them.
UnityPoint Clinic Diabetes and Kidney physicians were on hand Saturday at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapid Read More »
DUBUQUE — Classes are canceled Friday for one elementary school in the Dubuque Community School District.
A release from the district says an ongoing occurrence of influenza-related illness at Eisenhower Elementary School led administ Read More »
IOWA CITY — Treating cancer within today’s medical boundaries typically involves a one-size-fits-all method based on the law of averages, according to a University of Iowa researcher.
But that is changing, said Kristina Thiel, Read More »
MARION — The Marion Parks and Recreation director says an ordinance to ban smoking and all tobacco use in city parks will be up for consideration again at the next city council meeting.
Some council members want to change wording in t Read More »
On Thursday March 5, 2015, UI Hospitals and Clinics presented a live chat with cardiologist Phillip A. Horwitz, M.D. on deciphering chest pain. Phillip A. Horwitz, M.D., is the Executive Director of the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center Read More »
According to the American Heart Association, one in 10 Americans 18 years and older have depression. It was also reported 33 percent of heart attack patients were depressed, suggesting there may be a link between depression and heart disease.Read More »
You may want to limit the amount of processed red meat you eat. While processed red meats—ham, salami, sausage links, strips of bacon, and juicy hot dogs—have become a staple in the American diet, they are linked to an increase the ris Read More »
Eating too much sodium can cause health problems, including high blood pressure and heart disease. Most of us consume around 3,400 milligrams of sodium daily—more than double the 1,500 milligrams recommended by the American Heart Associatio Read More »