With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $200 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017's Fattest States in America, along with interesting stats about diabetes in its Facts & Statistics infograp

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce single use drug waste. An October 2017 investigation by ProPublica found that many pharmaceutical companies produce eye-drops in over-sized doses, in some cases more than twice what the eye can hold, resulting in drug waste and excess spending.

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Des Moines, IA – After months of negotiations yielded no agreement on contract rates and terms, AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa has decided to withdraw from the Iowa Medicaid managed care program, IA Health Link, effective November 30, 2017.

SILVIS, Ill. – Oct. 31, 2017 – Genesis Physical Therapy, Silvis will host an open house at its new clinic on Sunday, Nov. 12.
The new clinic location is in the Larson Center, 855 Illini Drive, Suite 120, Silvis.
The public is invited to check out the new location from 1-3 p.m. There will be a number of presentations, prizes and free screenings available.
Quad-City Mallards mascot Mo Mallard will be visiting from 1-2 p.m.
Presentations include:

WASHINGTON – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller seeking further details and accompanying documentation regarding the state’s receiving $1.5 million as part of a Justice Department settlement with Mylan over EpiPen’s apparent misclassification under Medicaid’s Drug Rebate Program.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced a new statewide childhood health campaign called “5210 – Healthy Choices Count” on Tuesday. The campaign is a public-private partnership with the Healthiest State Initiative and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to combat childhood obesity.

5210 is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that focuses on the importance of four simple daily health habits:

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Oct. 30, 2017 – Genesis Grief Support has scheduled a series of events for anyone struggling with grief during the holidays.

“Suffering the loss of a loved one at any time of year is difficult, but during a holiday period, the grieving may be more intense,’’ explained Jon Yarian, grief support coordinator, Genesis Health System. “The world can be celebrating around you while we experience a darkness overshadowing the holiday.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds continued her Opioid Awareness Week Thursday morning, outlining her priorities as Iowa continues to battle the growing threat of opioids. Iowa has taken a multifaceted approach to combat the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

Jerry Schroeder, Program Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association will present “The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: an Optimistic View” at Eastern on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00pm. The program will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, how it compares to normal aging, and other forms of dementia. He will discuss the warning signs, explain what to do if you see them and will share his optimism about the hope of effective treatments on the horizon.

When: Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Where: Lobby entrance for Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 West Lombard St., Davenport

Note: Arrangements can be made to drop off items before the week of Oct. 30 by contacting Anne Lansing via information listed above.