• LIVEWELL MINUTE: Flu Vaccine

    The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine. It is suggested to receive flu vaccine every fall, right before the weather turns cold and the flu season officially starts.

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    New Poll Shows Close Races in Iowa’s First, Third Congressional Districts

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A new poll released by Loras College shows that races in Iowa’s Third and First Congressional Districts remain close. The poll, conducted October 21-24, shows David Young and Rod Blum with slight leads in the Third and First Congressional District races. Results for both races are within the margin of error. […]

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    New York Doctor with Ebola Traveled from Guinea

    NEW YORK — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has become the first diagnosed Ebola case in the city, authorities said. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea on October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue […]

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    NBC Cameraman ‘Fought and Won’ Against Ebola

    Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job. With multiple developments under way, here’s the latest on the Ebola outbreak: U.S. DEVELOPMENTS Texas Health Presbyterian admits breakdown The hospital system that owns Texas Health Presbyterian said it “fell short” several times in treating Ebola […]

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    Freelance Cameraman Free of Ebola, Can Leave Nebraska Hospital

    OMAHA, Nebraska — Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said Tuesday. “Just got my results,” Mukpo tweeted. “3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeling so blessed. I fought and won, with lots of help. Amazing feeling.” […]

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    Athletic Association Changes Result of Controversial Football Game

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced that Des Moines East High School forfeit in their football game last Friday against Ames High School is now a “no contest.” The game will not be considered a “win” for Ames or a “loss” for East on their records. Des Moines Public Schools […]

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    Gabby Giffords Speaks with Des Moines Women Leaders on ‘Protect All Women’ Tour

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a stop in Des Moines Tuesday for her nationwide “Protect All Women” tour, speaking with local women leaders on gun violence-related issues. “Women can lead the way,” Giffords said. “We stand for common sense, we stand for responsibility. We can change our laws, we can win […]

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    WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials in 2015

    Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people. The goal is to launch vaccine trials in West Africa by January, said Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, WHO’s assistant director general for health systems […]

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    Human Remains Found in Hannah Graham Case

    Sgt. Dale Terry of the Chesterfield Sheriff’s Department and his small search team were finishing up for the day when they made the discovery. Behind an abandoned home — just eight miles from where Hannah Graham was last seen — they found a skull and bones scattered across a creek bed, he told a local […]

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    Speedy Internet Arrest, An Uncommon Affair

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police say they are pleased with the speedy arrest of the Drake University student who allegedly made a campus-wide gun threat. Police arrested 18-year-old Michael Crisp on first degree harassment charges early Friday morning. Crisp admitted to posting “Columbine will look like child’s play compared to what I’m about […]

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    Ames Breaks Ground on New $75 Million Water Plant

    AMES, Iowa — Leaders in Ames broke ground for a new water treatment plant to replace the current 90 year old plant, Thursday. The $75 million plant will be built on a former USDA site at 1800 East 13th Street near Interstate 35. The plant will have a capacity of 15 million gallons per day.  […]

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    Netflix Shares Tank 20% on Weak Results

    Netflix may be paying the price for raising the price of its subscriptions. Shares plunged more than 20% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the streaming video service reported subscriber growth that came up short of its forecasts. Netflix attributed the weak growth to the $1 increase in price for new subscriptions it announced in May. […]