JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 21, 2019) — Did you know that Americans ages 65-74 are keeping their teeth longer? In fact, according to a study published in the Journal of American Dental Association in January 2019, complete tooth-loss has decreased more than 75 percent over the past 50 years for this age group. It seems terrific on the surface, until you realize that many of these adults do not have dental-insurance coverage or access to dental-care due to poverty or other barriers.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (August 20, 2019) — Dr Keith Thraen-Borowski and the Loras College Cancer Research in Exercise Science Laboratory (CARES Lab) are the recipients of a $330,000 grant from a charitable trust that is deeply committed to health, education, and humanitarian causes.

CLINTON, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is excited to announce that we are adding a new monthly Cancer Support Group in Clinton to accommodate the needs of the community. The new support group will meet on the second Thursday of the month from 10-11:30AM at the Zion Lutheran Church Library, where group members can share thoughts, feelings and their experiences.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (August 16, 2019) — The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) today praised the signing of the Illinois First-Responders Suicide Prevention Act, a new law the IPPFA drafted that will help fight the number-one cause of duty-related deaths in the state. Governor JB Pritzker signed the legislation today at the Illinois State Police headquarters in Springfield, and the law takes effect immediately.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 13, 2019) — Vera French Community Mental Health Center is excited to announce the opening of the area’s first Crisis Stabilization program. The 5-bed home located in Davenport offers a short-term stay (less than five calendar days) for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

DALLAS, TEXAS (August 12, 2019) — The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or drink a product sold online as a medical treatment due to a recent rise in reported health issues.

DALLAS, TEXAS (August 9, 2019) — The US Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters notifying four companies that 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products do not have the required marketing authorization, and thus cannot be legally sold in the United States.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 8, 2019) — People are in need in the Quad Cities. According to the River Bend Food Bank, 1 in 8 people in the local community don’t have access to enough food. And according to a June 2018 QC Times article, 38% of Scott County residents can’t afford basic needs, including medical care.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 8, 2019) — Iowa employer health-insurance premiums increased an average of 7.1 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to the "2019 Iowa Employer Benefits Study(c)," the 20th study conducted by