• John Stoddard Breast Cancer Accredited

    LiveWell Minute: Stoddard Breast Cancer Accreditation

    John Stoddard is the first cancer center in central Iowa to be granted the top-level, three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers, making it one of the nation’s top breast cancer care centers. Dr. Scott Hamling, The Iowa Clinic says, “Each year at John Stoddard we treat 1600 cancer patients, 300 of […]

  • Ebola Patient Arrives in the US

    ATLANTA — While international health workers scramble to contain the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, an American woman infected with the virus in Africa has arrived back in the United States — making her only the second human Ebola patient ever in the country. A specially equipped air ambulance delivered missionary Nancy Writebol to Georgia’s […]

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    Univ. of Iowa Athletics Dept. Tuition Giveaway Contest Approved

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa Athletics Department has received approval from the Johnson County Attorney and the State of Iowa’s Office of the Attorney General on a program that will provide five students at the University of Iowa the opportunity to win $8,000 to be applied against their tuition and/or educational expenses […]

  • Dr. Kent Brantly (left) treating an Ebola patient

    Secret Serum Likely Saved Ebola Patients

    ATLANTA — Three top secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment. On July 22, Dr. Kent Brantly woke up feeling feverish. Fearing the worst, Brantly […]

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    Economy Adds Over 200K Jobs in July

    NEW YORK — The jobs recovery marches on, albeit at a slightly slower pace. The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The number was slightly disappointing after the economy added 298,000 jobs in June. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected a gain of 230,000 jobs for July. […]

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    Fears Over Evacuation of US Ebola Victims

    ATLANTA — When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions. Many posts called for keeping the infected patients out of the country. The medical charter flight that departed Cartersville on Thursday […]

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    Boehner: ‘No Plans to Impeach Obama’

    WASHINGTON — It’s the wildest dream of tea party extremists: the ultimate political comeuppance for the liberal President they love to hate. Since the day Barack Obama got elected to the White House, they have wanted to force him out. First, it was the birth certificate. Then, it was the bailouts. A succession of other […]

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    Israel Requests More Ammunition From US

    GAZA CITY — The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight against Hamas in Gaza after a request for more ammunition from the United States. The addition brings the total number of reservists Israel has called up since the beginning of the operation against […]

  • Doctors Without Borders in Guinea Treating Ebola Outbreak

    What You Need to Know About the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever

    It began with a just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. But it spread quickly to two other countries and is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record. At least 1,201 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been infected by what is believed to be Ebola virus since its […]

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    Donations Through Local Trivia Games Send Kids to Camp

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — On Tuesday nights at Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, the famous baby grands are used as little more than desks, and the man holding the microphone isn’t taking requests. Still, people pack the house, gather around the stage with pencils in hand and blank sheets of paper at an arm’s […]

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    More VA Employees Said They Were Told to Falsify Data

    Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show. Schedulers said supervisors directed them to manipulate information so their centers […]

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    Winter Weather, Lack of Big Jackpots Blamed for Lower Lottery Revenue

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Lottery says there two big reasons the lottery made less money this year compared to last. The figures show the lottery sales totaled more than $314 million. That’s down about $25 million from last year. Lottery officials say the winter blizzards are one of the big reasons for the […]