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  • Monday, October 20, 2014 3:17 PM
    Des Moines will be among five cities to host a "Learning What Works" event on Nov. 10 as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new Data for Health initiative. 
  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, October 20, 2014 10:29 AM
    Ames-based NewLink Genetics Corp. announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Genentech Inc., a subsidiary of Roche Holding AG.  
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 3:10 PM
    West Des Moines-based CoOportunity Health will withdraw from the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan next month, and the state has arranged for its 9,700 members to receive coverage through another component of the bipartisan-approved plan, the Iowa Department of Human Services announced. 
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:15 PM
    Fitness Magazine, a Meredith Corp. brand, today announced the relaunch of its popular website, Fitnessmagazine.com, which the company said will offer readers a better user experience and access to custom content. 
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:39 AM
    Des Moines International Airport Executive Director Kevin Foley reports that workers have increased cleaning at the terminal in light of concern over Ebola worldwide. 
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 2:14 PM
    More than 200,000 Iowa residents put on their walking shoes Oct. 8 for the fourth annual Healthiest State Walk, organizers announced today. 
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 11:07 AM
    Researchers have yet another way to divide the human race in half: by how we organize time, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. 
  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:59 AM
    Freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there. 
  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, October 06, 2014 11:16 AM
    The Iowa Department of Public Health has selected Minnesota-based ImageTrend Inc. to provide an integrated data analysis and reporting system for emergency medical service and trauma records in Iowa. 
  • Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:05 AM
    NewLink Genetics Corp. of Ames has hired Jack Henneman as CFO and executive vice president as it prepares to move its anti-cancer therapies to market.  
  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:31 AM
    Tuesday’s announcement by the Wellness Council of Iowa that it was ceasing operations was not a surprise to its members, who were asked to vote on the decision, Wellness Council board member Patty Kumbera said today. Between 110 and 120 organizations were members. 
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:53 PM
    The Wellness Council of Iowa announced to its members today in an email that it is immediately ceasing its operations. 
  • BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Monday, September 29, 2014 3:14 PM
    Terry Rich, chairman of the Healthiest State Walk committee, has set a goal of getting half a million Iowans to walk one kilometer on Oct. 8.  
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 2:46 PM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Thursday announced that 16 community health projects across the state each will receive $7,500 as part of the health insurer's 75th anniversary celebration. 
  • BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Friday, September 26, 2014 6:00 AM
    James Miller has spent two years creating a new style of yoga that he believes will improve students’ results and a business model that pays yoga instructors. Miller has been known in yoga circles for creating a popular Iowa yoga festival that brought that nation’s top yoga teachers to the state, and for his yoga teacher training programs. 

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