This year, as many of you have heard or may have experienced firsthand, Iowa has seen a particularly large number of folks who have been adversely affected by this year’s flu virus. In fact, the most recent figures show that so far 43 people have tragically died in Iowa alone because of the flu virus, making this one of the worst flu seasons in years.

Webinar addresses cannabis impacts on adolescent behavioral health

ROCKFORD – Chris Gleason, Executive Director at Rosecrance Central Illinois, and Steve Smith, Administrator of Child and Adolescent Services, will present the webinar ‘Growing Like a Weed: Cannabis Impacts on Adolescent Behavioral Health’ at the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Health on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Feb. 16, 2018 (Muscatine, Iowa) – Gilda’s Club will host its fourth annual Runway Red Benefit on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm at The Rendezvous (3127 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA). The event includes a style show, light hors d’oeuvres, wine and raffle drawings.

New Consolidated Website and Helpline Established by State of Iowa to Help Those in Need

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 5, 2018) – Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that all Hy-Vee pharmacies in Iowa will partner with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide patients and employees with information on how they can get help for opioid and other substance abuse issues.

Gilda’s Club Program to Help People with Cancer Manage Stress
From Cancer to Health™ Gives Patients Information and Ways to
Manage Their Health throughout the Cancer Journey

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today requested specific information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding their oversight activities of nonprofit hospitals.

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SSB 3123 would benefit the more than 317,000 unpaid caregiving families across Iowa

DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 8, 2018) – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has an 80-year history of providing individual and family health insurance plans for Iowans. Last year, we worked closely with the State of Iowa to pursue an innovative attempt to address the challenges of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) segment of the individual market through the Iowa Stopgap Measure.