Apr 13

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Health care workers more likely to get COVID-19 at home than at work, University of Iowa study suggests Health care workers are more likely to develop COVID-19 if they’re exposed to the coronavirus at home than if the exposure happens on the job, a new University of Iowa

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Apr 12

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news COVID-19 vaccine clinics aim to reach homeless residents Local agencies are working to ensure all parts of the population have equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine, including those who rely on homeless shelters and other similar services. Local public health officials have partnered with health care providers, not-for-profit

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Apr 09

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Iowa news Opinion: COVID-19 menace persists today, including for those who dismiss vaccines Want to know what can happen if you refuse a COVID-19 vaccination? Ask a local ER doctor. Dr. Tom Benzoni, an Iowa emergency room physician, told an editorial writer about a man who came to the hospital

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Apr 08

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Iowa news UnityPoint Health, LifeServe partner for whole blood transfusions for trauma patients UnityPoint Health-Iowa Methodist Medical Center, in partnership with LifeServe Blood Center, has begun providing whole blood transfusions to severely injured patients. Iowa Methodist, the only Level 1 trauma center in central Iowa, is the first hospital in

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Apr 07

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Iowa news Bill to change mental health funding passes Senate The Senate passed a wide-ranging bill Tuesday evening that would change how the state funds mental health services, accelerate tax cuts and reduce tax breaks for preserved forest land. Sen. Dan Dawson, R-Council Bluffs, said Senate File 587 was “the

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Apr 06

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Iowa news University of Iowa assistant professor co-founds first pharmacotherapy network to increase collaboration among pharmacotherapy centers easier Co-founded by University of Iowa assistant professor Brett Faine, the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Research Network establishes a network of researchers at 15 different centers nationwide to evaluate pharmacotherapy practices. Pharmacotherapy is the

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Apr 05

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Iowa news Opinion: five-year anniversary of privatized Medicaid is bad news for Iowa taxpayers Who is ready to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Iowa’s privatized Medicaid? Not Iowa taxpayers. For the past five years, we’ve put up with a complete mess that cost taxpayers millions of dollars, stripped health care

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Apr 02

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Iowa news Tips for getting a COVID-19 vaccine as all Iowans soon become eligible The last year has been long — and that’s putting it lightly — but Monday marks an emotional milestone toward the end of all this: Every Iowan will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Why it

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Apr 01

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Iowa news Take a look inside ISU’s COVID-19 testing lab When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Iowa in 2020, the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostics Lab had to shift from animal outbreaks to humans. The staff of 20, who are in the lab nearly every day running tests, are helping out

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Mar 31

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Iowa news Iowa COVID-19 cases jump sharply, test positivity among highest in nation Iowa has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases during the past week and has one of the highest test positivity rates in the nation. Anthony Fauci, MD, and epidemiologists have warned the spread of new versions

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Mar 26

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Iowa news Grassley-backed measure to protect rural health clinics passes Senate Because of Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) leadership, the bipartisan Rural Health Clinic Protection Act was added to a health care extenders package that passed the US Senate today. Rural health clinics in Iowa communities – including in Denver, Grinnell,

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Mar 25

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Iowa news Iowa Senate Republicans seek to change mental health funding Republicans in the Iowa Senate are working on legislation that would shift funding for mental health services from counties to the state. About 200 people listened in on a virtual hearing by a subcommittee Wednesday. Groups like Iowa Mental

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