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  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:38 AM
    Small-business groups are warning their members about an Internal Revenue Service rule that took effect July 1 that imposes heavy fines on small businesses that make payments to their workers to defray the cost of health insurance or medical expenses, Accounting Today reported.  

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:46 PM
    Health insurers found out Tuesday how much cash they'll get and how much they'll have to pay to other insurers as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2014 reinsurance and risk-adjustment payments report, LifeHealthPRO reported. 

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:41 PM
    Following months of study and discussion on the benefits of combining health care operations, Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines has completed its previously announced acquisition of Skiff Medical Center in Newton. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, July 01, 2015 8:58 AM
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  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:09 PM
    Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and the Iowa Heart Center are evaluating a novel device to help lower blood pressure for patients whose condition is resistant to drug treatments.  

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:11 PM
    Reaction was swift to this morning's much-anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which upheld critical language in President Barack Obama's health care law and maintained the status quo for millions of Americans receiving federal subsidies that help them to afford insurance. 

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:01 PM
    A new Iowa State University College of Human Sciences fellowship will support efforts to detect and eliminate food-borne pathogens like salmonella and listeria. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:45 AM
    On average, American men are now living shorter, less healthy lives than females, statistics show, and infrequent visits to the doctor are largely to blame, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:34 PM
    Julie McMillin, assistant vice president of retail dietetics at Hy-Vee Inc., has been named the 2015 Retail Dietitian of the Year by the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance. 

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:33 PM
    Dr. Roscoe Morton, a partner at Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates of Iowa in Des Moines, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.  

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, June 22, 2015 10:21 AM
    Des Moines Area Community College received a 2015 Healthy Iowa Award last week during the Healthiest State Initiative's "Taking Back Our Health" conference. 

  • Friday, June 19, 2015 3:48 PM
    UnityPoint Health-Des Moines announced that Dr. Douglas Dorner has been promoted to chief academic officer and Dr. John Yost will move into the role of vice president of Medical Education and Research. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, June 15, 2015 3:25 PM
    At first glance, the University of Iowa seems to have done fast-food lovers a big favor. 

  • Monday, June 15, 2015 3:21 PM
    Organizers of a public-private partnership to reduce asthma among children in three east Des Moines neighborhoods will publicly launch their project at 4 p.m. Wednesday with an event at the Martin Luther King Park Community Center, 1650 Garfield Ave. 

  • Monday, June 15, 2015 11:32 AM
    The city of Harlan has officially been named the latest Blue Zones Community, a designation designed to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their well-being.  


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