September 25, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) – Calling all Quad City divas! Diamonds & Divas, the popular ladies’ night out event, is back! Join Gilda’s Club Quad Cities and NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative on Thursday, September 27 at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel for a night filled with pampering stations, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate fountain and a whole lot of fun!

33rd Annual Student Hunger Drive Students from 17 Area High Schools Work to End Hunger in their Community DAVENPORT, IOWA– For the past 33 years, students from area high schools have joined River Bend Foodbank in the fight to end hunger in the Quad Cities. This year, students from 17 area high schools will participate in the Drive, which will engage them in meeting this community need, while introducing them to service and philanthropy.

Opioid addiction often starts inadvertently. An accident on the farm, a sports-related injury or a routine dental procedure can result in prolonged pain that requires prescription pain medication. During the late 1990s, medical professionals prescribed prescription drugs at higher rates to treat pain because they were effective. What they didn’t know then was how addictive these drugs were. The aftermath has been devastating.

The U.S. has seen a jump in suicides in recent years, with rural states being hardest hit. Iowa’s suicide rate increased more than 35 percent between 1999 and 2016.

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is receiving nearly $29 million in new federal funding to help the state fight the opioid crisis.

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate today passed a broad, anti-opioid abuse package that includes 12 bipartisan legislative efforts led and co-sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control.

One thing I’ll never understand is why some public officials insist that everything is OK when there is evidence to the contrary. Where is the wisdom in denying obvious truths?

Unfortunately, that’s exactly where we find ourselves with Iowa’s Medicaid Managed Care program. It’s time to face the truth and take corrective action. 

A comprehensive community health report shows fewer Quad Cities residents are dying from heart disease and strokes, but a high percentage of area adults remain above a healthy weight.

Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC is bringing a team of medical professionals to care for underserved patients in Ecuador, providing pro bono treatment of upper extremity conditions and diseases.

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