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Iowa unveils new Health and Human Services department …

Human Services Director Kelly Garcia told the Des Moines Registerearlier this year many of the agencies' services overlap, but would be more effective if they were … See more

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Kids in Polk County, across Iowa missing routine vaccines …

Web ResultOverall, 88% of that population had received all of their recommended shots in 2023. That's a slight decrease from the 89% in 2022 and 2021. In 2020, …

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Low Iowa HPV vaccine rates fueled by misinformation, …

Web ResultThe HPV vaccination rate among adolescent Iowans had fallen slightly from 57% in 2022 and from nearly 58% in 2021 and nearly 59% in 2020. …

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Iowa's youth mental health crisis grows; families are in …

Web ResultFirst of two parts. Jane Day hit her breaking point two years ago, the day her suicidal daughter, struggling with a mix of serious mental health issues, …

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Iowa's Medicaid program will soon have 3 insurance …

Web Result1:28. Iowa will soon have three health insurance companies to help run its Medicaid program. On Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Health and …

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New mental health clinic set to open in Des Moines in 2025

Web ResultAs part of the project, Eyerly Ball will be constructing a two-story, 15,000-square-foot community mental health facility on Pennsylvania Avenue …

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Iowa program reduces opioid prescriptions in hospitals, …

Web ResultMichaela Ramm covers health care for the Des Moines Register. She can be reached at [email protected], at (319) 339-7354 or on Twitter …

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Benton County blames budget hike on health board, fires …

Web ResultMichaela Ramm covers health care for the Des Moines Register. She can be reached at [email protected], at (319) 339-7354 or on Twitter …

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Iowa nursing home cited for gangrene and death of …

Web Result0:00. 0:33. A West Des Moines nursing home has been cited for the death of a woman who contracted gangrene and was left screaming in pain in the …

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MercyOne plans to shut down its family medicine clinic in …

Web ResultMercyOne Health System is one of the largest health care systems in the region, operating 16 medical centers, 27 affiliate organizations and …

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Iowa medical marijuana board wants more oversight for telehealth

Web Result0:25. The state board overseeing Iowa's medical marijuana program has again asked Iowa lawmakers to legislate more oversight on telehealth …

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Iowa worst in US for psych beds. Can Reynolds' plan fix the problem

Web ResultShe can be reached at [email protected], at (319) 339-7354 or on Twitter at @Michaela_Ramm. A new report out Wednesday shows …

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Benton County reaches settlement with terminated health board …

Web ResultMichaela Ramm covers health care for the Des Moines Register. She can be reached at [email protected], at (319) 339-7354 or on Twitter …

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Iowa nursing home listed as one of nation's worst fined in man's …

Web ResultIn total, the recent inspection resulted in 22 regulatory violations and $28,000 in state fines, all of which have been suspended by the state so the …

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Iowa medical board approves rules for state's 6-week abortion ban

Web Result0:04. 0:33. The Iowa Board of Medicine has approved administrative rules to enact the state's 6-week abortion ban — should the courts allow the law …

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Medicaid from Iowa Total Care no longer accepted by Iowa Clinic

Web ResultMichaela Ramm covers health care for the Des Moines Register. She can be reached at [email protected], at (319) 339-7354 or on Twitter …

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Nursing home death caused by oxygen deprivation draws $8,500 …

Web ResultIowa nursing home death caused by lack of oxygen leads to $8,500 state fine. The staff at an Iowa nursing home neglected to replace a resident’s …

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Everything you need to know about Vas-Madness and vasectomies

Web ResultDr. Helen Bernie, a urologist at IU Health, confirmed the uptick of vasectomies during March Madness with IndyStar. "It’s the perfect time to rest, sit …

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Perry HS shooting shines light on rural schools' mental health needs

Web ResultThe family’s plight and his rural school district’s need for accessible mental health care has been on Superintendent Brad Anderson’s mind after the …

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As telehealth booms, OpenLoop prepares for big Des Moines …

Web ResultThe Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded the company $500,000 in incentives on Jan. 20 as OpenLoop expands in the Bank of America …

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I investigated child abuse for decades. Kim Reynolds isn't helping.

Web ResultLaura Hansen retired after more than three decades as a social worker with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services/Child Protective …

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Iowa can choose a sustainable agricultural model, or CO2 pipelines

Web ResultThose of us who studied agricultural health and safety in the 1980s, when we worked with independent, progressive and cooperative Iowa farmers, …

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Iowa House votes to allow schools to show 'Baby Olivia' video in …

Web ResultHouse lawmakers voted 59-35 Wednesday to pass the measure. Two Republicans, Reps. Chad Ingels, R-Randalia, and Tom Moore, R-Griswold, voted …

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Des Moines welcomed several Leapling babies this year.

Web ResultMore:It's official: February 2024 was the warmest-ever in Des Moines weather history A rare Leap Day family connection. Unity Point Health said they …

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West Texas fires reducing air quality levels. Here's how to stay safe

Web ResultAccording to the Environmental Protection Agency's AirNow map, Amarillo's air quality reached unhealthy levels from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. …

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Iowa legislature: House passes ban on guaranteed income programs

Web ResultThe Iowa House has passed legislation banning local governments from adopting or enforcing guaranteed income programs, targeting a Polk County …

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Inside how wind and solar energy are being restricted across the US

Web ResultThe U.S. has set a goal to reach 100% clean energy by 2035, but a nationwide analysis by USA TODAY shows that achieving it is increasingly …

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Iowa county drafts pipeline ordinance it hopes can avoid lawsuit

Web ResultDickinson County, home of Lake Okoboji, hopes to control placement of a carbon dioxide pipeline without prompting costly litigation

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'The Bachelor' Season 28 premieres tonight. How to watch and …

Web ResultThe newest season of ABC's "The Bachelor" franchise will return our screens tonight, with over 30 women vying for the lead's final rose. Season 28's …

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How to watch 'The Bachelor' tonight. Fan reactions to first episode

Web Result0:04. 8:16. Gerry and Theresa, the first “Golden Bachelor” couple, officially got hitched this month (on live television, of course). That means the …

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