U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa


Garnishing wages. Turning over accounts to collection agents. Withholding services until an individual’s ability to pay is proven. These might seem like the practices of a big bank in the news for financial scandals. Instead, these tactics have surfaced at unexpected places: some of the country’s nonprofit, tax-exempt hospitals.

Multistate investigation probes whether opioid manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids

DES MOINES – A bipartisan group of state attorneys general, including Attorney General Tom Miller, is expanding a multistate investigation into the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs as part of a widespread probe into the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Broad-spectrum antibiotics used to treat bacteria decline by five percent

Better health and well-being is on the horizon for area seniors.

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa today urged the Office of National Drug Control Policy to include an evaluation of drug take back programs in the final report of the President’s Commission on Combatting Opioid Abuse, correcting a shortcoming in the interim report.

DAVENPORT, IA –– September 2017 –Gilda’s Club is excited to unveil a new opportunity for cancer patients with children called Enhancing Connections. This five-session program will be held bi-weekly from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, beginning on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and concluding on November 8, 2017 at Gilda’s Club (1234 East River Drive, Davenport).

DAVENPORT, Iowa (September 7, 2017) – NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley (NAMI GMV) is introducing an education class designed to meet the unique needs of Military and Veteran Service Member Families who support a loved one diagnosed with a mental health condition, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of NAMI’s Family-to-Family program, which has been offered to hundreds of thousands of people.

Attendees will be able to meet their Hy-Vee health and wellness teams and sample Performance Inspired products

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2017) — Seven of Hy-Vee, Inc.’s Healthy You Mobiles will visit Hy-Vee stores and health and fitness events in 15 Midwest cities during the month of September. In-store registered dietitians will be at each event, providing attendees with the opportunity to meet their local Hy-Vee health and wellness team.

DAVENPORT, IA – September 2017 –Gilda’s Club is hosting a FREE Medicare: Ask the Expert Workshop for anyone impacted by cancer on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club (1234 East River Drive, Davenport, IA).

If you have questions about Medicare, Courtney Stowe of Humana Marketplace can help. Some common questions include:

IA/IL QUAD-CITIES – “When you take a realistic look at life, you realize no one is perfect. Everyone has to deal with personal problems,” said Mike Mickle, President of Mickle Communications. “Unfortunately, many young people with problems may feel isolated, and not wish to discuss their feelings. They may be ashamed to admit they struggle with depression. Some may be so beaten down by bullies, they don’t know how to ask for help or demand change.”