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    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:13 PM
    Findings from a research partnership between Grinnell College and Grinnell Regional Medical Center could enable health care systems to reduce the rate of hospital-acquired infections.

  • Monday, September 26, 2016 3:08 PM
    The Polk County Health Department will hold its annual drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the health department's office at 1907 Carpenter Ave. in Des Moines.

  • Monday, September 26, 2016 3:07 PM
    The Wellmark Foundation has received 119 applications for Community Kickstarter grants, and now it's time for Iowans to vote for their favorite community projects. 

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:33 PM
    The city of Des Moines will hold a citywide walk event on Oct. 5 as part of the Healthiest State Initiative's annual walk.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:23 PM
    Dorothy Schaefer's will provided $2 million to establish the William and Grace Lewis Scholarship Endowment Fund to support nursing education and certification at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. 

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 10:27 AM
    Des Moines-based Lifespace Communities announced it has hired a new senior vice president for business development to lead growth through mergers and acquisitions.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:28 PM
    Early responses from a major Mercer survey indicate U.S. employers expect that per-employee group health benefit costs will increase by 4 percent on average in 2017, after they make planned changes such as raising deductibles or switching carriers. 

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:14 PM
    How can health systems and insurers in Iowa collaborate to rein in health care costs that seem to be spiraling out of control?

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:09 AM
    Employees with  high-deductible health plans spent less money overall on health care and used fewer health care services than people with traditional employer-sponsored health plans, according to a new study from the Health Care Cost Institute.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 3:47 PM
    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which is based in Des Moines, plans to transfer ownership of three clinics in Arkansas and Oklahoma to another affiliate. 

  • Friday, September 09, 2016 2:53 PM
    Two Greater Des Moines-based accountable care organizations have been named to the list of "100 ACOs to Know" in 2016 by Becker's Hospital Review.

  • A caregiving revolution
    Friday, September 09, 2016 6:00 AM

    The first time Terri Hale realized her aging father needed some help from her, she remembers struggling to accept that he was growing older. 

    Her father was in his late 70s a decade ago when he began needing some assistance from her because of memory issues, said Hale, who works at Principal Financial Group Inc. 

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016 3:10 PM
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to eliminate an "independent verification" statement on its Walmart store-brand Spring Valley dietary supplement labels nationwide, in response to the Iowa attorney general's concerns that the statement could mislead consumers.

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016 3:09 PM
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will give $603,895 in Navigator grants to three Iowa organizations to finance local in-person assistance to help consumers navigate, shop and enroll in federal health insurance marketplace coverage options.

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016 10:48 AM
    Iowa has the fourth-best health care in the nation, according to an analysis by WalletHub. 

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