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  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:38 PM
    Athena GTX Inc., a Des Moines-based maker of wireless remote medical monitors, announced it has entered into a partnership agreement with Optimae LifeServices Inc. in Adel, in which Athena will provide its WiMed telemedicine device for use in Optimae's home health services. 

  • Monday, February 23, 2015 11:16 AM
    Sarah Erickson has been named executive director for John Stoddard Cancer Center, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines officials announced on Friday.  

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:31 AM

    Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative announced today that Iowa's ranking in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has dropped from 10th last year to 16th in the nation this year.

     
     

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:04 PM
    The Bottoms Up Blues Bash, a family-friendly fundraising event for colon cancer awareness and research, will be held March 7 at Wooly's in the East Village. 

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:14 AM
    A hospital doesn't have to be large to be recognized for outstanding patient safety. Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City is this year's recipient of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative's Patient Safety Grand Prize Award, the collaborative announced. 

  • Monday, February 16, 2015 1:58 PM
    TJ Anderson of Founder Health will discuss "The Art of Health Hacking" at noon Tuesday at Gravitate, 206 Sixth Ave. 

  • Monday, February 16, 2015 1:54 PM
    The Internal Revenue Service recently enacted special relief that could allow many Iowa businesses to qualify for federal tax credits for providing health insurance to employees this year, according to a tax specialist with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in West Des Moines.   

  • Monday, February 16, 2015 10:38 AM
    An outage on Saturday of an Internal Revenue Service function for Obamacare enrollment could have prevented about 500,000 people from meeting the Feb. 15 deadline, but nearly all should have the chance to sign up thanks to widespread deadline extensions and now-smoothly running sites, USA Today reported. 

  • 3 Questions for Troy Caraway
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    A year ago, West Des Moines-based UnityPoint Health acquired Physicians Plus Insurance Corp., a Madison, Wis.-based health insurance company that it plans to use as a platform for developing a regional health insurance division. Six months later, Troy Caraway was hired to lead Physicians Plus and to organize the insurance division. 

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:27 AM
    As cases of influenza and hospitalizations have continued to decrease throughout the state, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines and Broadlawns Medical Center have each ended restrictions on visitors at their facilities this week. 

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:43 PM
    Older adults living in rural states are at risk of lacking access to the resources they need, according to a new study led by Iowa State University. 

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:40 PM
    The Food Bank of Iowa has launched a pilot School Pantry program in seven Iowa communities, the organization announced. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:52 PM
    The owner of the New Orleans events management company that has produced the Hy-Vee Triathlon for the past eight years said he’s committed to seeing the annual event continue in Des Moines. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:25 PM
    Some group insurance plan members in Iowa that had to switch coverage from the failed CoOportunity Health to other carriers are still waiting to receive their insurance cards, nine days after their new policies became effective. 

  • Tuesday, February 03, 2015 2:20 PM
    The University of Iowa is partnering with community colleges to talk about how best to train pharmacy technicians in Iowa. 


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