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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.

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Neither the hot sun nor a sea of floodwater could keep the Pottawattamie County Relay for Life from marching on.

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The threat of rain didn’t stop the celebration of the opening of CHI Health Mercy’s newest clinic at 1288 Valley View Drive Thursday evening.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It’s less than three weeks until the Council Bluffs Polar Plunge, but there’s still time to register and raise money for Special Olympics Iowa.

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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.

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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…

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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.