Nine teachers brought yoga mats to the Green Hills Area Education Agency on Thursday, ready to learn how to use yoga and meditation in the classroom.
DES MOINES (AP) — Two psychiatric experts testifying in a lawsuit against the Iowa Human Services Department said the use of isolation and restraints at the state school for delinquent boys can cause them long-lasting psychological harm.
DES MOINES — Authorities say two babies born to different mothers last month have been surrendered to state custody under Iowa’s safe haven law.
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life kicks off this Saturday as the community bands together to remember loved ones lost, honor cancer survivors and make a global impact on cancer.
Around Capitol Hill, pockets of legislators are partnering on incremental measures aimed at making health care more affordable for American consumers.
CHI Health Foundation and TS Bank are partnering with CHI Health Mercy Hospital’s Behavioral Health team to revitalize a garden and green space for McDermott Center patients.
IOWA CITY — A secretary at Iowa’s school for juvenile offenders has been fired after using her job to purchase pain pills from a former student who later demanded monthly payments to keep quiet about the transaction, records show.
The Advanced Wound Center at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has proven excellence as a member of Healogics, one of the nation’s largest providers of advanced wound care services.
Some of the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Birthing Center nurses gathered Friday in memory of Noah Bellows, son of Paul and Karin Bellows, who died in 2012, six days after his birth.
A man who farms near Pender, Nebraska, went to extraordinary lengths to save his life after his left leg became trapped in a machine on his farm.
A small-dog commercial breeding facility in Marion County, Iowa, is the source of "multiple cases" of a canine disease that can be transmitted to humans, the state's agriculture department said.
Iowa Medicaid will hold a town hall meeting from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Council Bluffs Public Library to update members. Provider training will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Iowa Western Community College.
CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs was officially marked as a location that makes Council Bluffs unique on Monday as part of the city’s “UN” campaign.
After an 8-year-old Council Bluffs boy survived three open heart surgeries, spinal surgery and a stroke in his lifetime, he is now sharing his story as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Champion for the state of Nebraska.
"For us, this is change in a good way and change that will allow us to care for more kids and families," said Dr. Edward Kolb, director and chief medical officer at Boys Town.
More than 340 pounds of unused, expired or over the counter medications were turned in during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Event in Council Bluffs on April 27.
Several local, state and federal agencies and organizations are partnering for the 17th National Drug Take Back Day — Operation Medicine Cabinet — on Saturday.
A second case of measles has been confirmed in Iowa through testing at the State Hygienic Lab, according to a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The event, hosted by Nebraska Medicine and Project Pink’d, will be back for a second year on April 17.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted renewed three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. The Cancer Center at Jennie Edmundson is the only site in western Iowa that has been accredited continuously since 1995.
Together, teams of fearless individuals sprinted across the cold sand into the freezing waters of Lake Manawa on Saturday, nervous laughter transformed to shrieks as men, women and children willingly submerged themselves for Special Olympics Iowa.
Wings of Hope celebrated the organization’s 25th anniversary during their annual fundraising event at the Mid-America Center on the snowy evening of Feb. 16.
It was a bittersweet sendoff on Tuesday as Marie Knedler neared her retirement after 47 years of service to Mercy Hospital that began as an ICU nurse and ended as president.
CHI Health Mercy Hospital hosts the Heritage Awards dinner annually to honor individuals from southwest Iowa for their lifelong contributions to the community. At the same time, the annual event raises funds to support professional development opportunities for Mercy Hospital employees.
By 2015, the HPV-related throat cancers doubled — topping 18,900 — and eclipsed the year’s nearly 11,800 cases of cervical cancer.
The multidisciplinary care team at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital’s Cardiac Center is the heart of an advanced cardiology services network that reaches throughout southwest Iowa to deliver timely, individualized procedures, treatments and therapies, along with education focused on preve…
Pottawattamie County officials are hoping residents will fill out a survey as a group of stakeholders work to improve health in the metro area.
The 22nd Annual JDRF Promise Gala — Invest in a Cure — will be held Feb. 23 at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Organizers hope to raise $1.4 million for type 1 diabetes research.
Last year, Mark Block was back in Omaha for the first time since suffering his second spinal cord injury. Trekking up Omaha's tallest building was a win for the Ankeny, Iowa, man.