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  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:32 PM
    The Healthiest State Initiative announced that Mark Fenton, a nationally known public health, planning and transportation consultant, will be a keynote speaker for the Healthiest State annual conference "Taking Back Our Health" on June 18. 

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:28 PM
    KemPharm Inc., a Coralville-based specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary new molecular entity prodrugs, began trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol KMPH. 

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:49 AM
    Spotlight Innovation Inc., a publicly traded West Des Moines-based company that focuses on purchasing medical technology startup companies to develop the "neglected 90 percent" of university intellectual property, recently announced that its product EPISORB has reached two regulatory milestones. 

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:20 AM
    Briggs Healthcare, a West Des Moines-based health care industry supplier, was recently awarded two exclusive distributorship agreements by clients. 

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:26 PM
    NewLink Genetics Corp. and Merck & Co. Inc. recently received two Vaccine Industry Excellence awards during the 15th Annual World Vaccine Congress on April 8 in Washington, D.C. The ViE Awards honor the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and individuals in the vaccine industry.  

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:12 AM
    Mercy Foundation and Mercy Medical Center have named the recipients of the 2015 Spirit of Mercy Champion Award - Patty and Jim Cownie and Sister Mary Karen Yarkosky. 

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 3:12 PM
    Delta Dental of Iowa today announced a new program designed to help its employees make healthy choices at work. 

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 10:30 AM
    Employment, education and nonprofit organizations in Iowa have partnered to create a Direct Care Professionals Training Program to address the shortage of qualified direct care professionals and provide employment opportunities to unemployed or underemployed individuals.  

    Monday, April 13, 2015 10:27 AM
    No matter how much you earn, people who earn more than you are likelier to be healthier and live longer, Bloomberg reported. 

  • Thursday, April 09, 2015 3:00 PM
    Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines announced that it is one of 35 hospitals in the country selected to participate in the American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program. 

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015 3:31 PM
    Researchers at the University of Iowa are studying how cells divide in worms in hopes they can better understand the mechanism in people. 

  • Monday, April 06, 2015 11:07 AM
    The Wellmark Foundation announced that it is accepting letters of interest for its Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant program. 

  • Friday, April 03, 2015 11:00 AM
    In response to a growing workforce shortage facing the aging services and long-term supports and services industry, Merit Senior Living has announced plans for an inaugural Senior Living Executive Forum, called Convergence, to take place in Clive on Friday, April 10. 

  • Thursday, April 02, 2015 3:07 PM
    Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general today sent a letter to congressional leaders seeking an investigation of the herbal supplements industry, and asked Congress to consider strengthening the Food and Drug Administration's industry oversight. 

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2015 3:13 PM
    The overwhelming majority of state health insurance marketplace plans in the United States are not providing the coverage they should be for smoking cessation, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.  

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