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  • Friday, October 17, 2014 3:10 PM
    West Des Moines-based CoOportunity Health will withdraw from the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan next month, and the state has arranged for its 9,700 members to receive coverage through another component of the bipartisan-approved plan, the Iowa Department of Human Services announced. 
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:15 PM
    Fitness Magazine, a Meredith Corp. brand, today announced the relaunch of its popular website,, which the company said will offer readers a better user experience and access to custom content. 
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:39 AM
    Des Moines International Airport Executive Director Kevin Foley reports that workers have increased cleaning at the terminal in light of concern over Ebola worldwide. 
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 2:14 PM
    More than 200,000 Iowa residents put on their walking shoes Oct. 8 for the fourth annual Healthiest State Walk, organizers announced today. 
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 11:07 AM
    Researchers have yet another way to divide the human race in half: by how we organize time, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. 
  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:59 AM
    Freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there. 
    Monday, October 06, 2014 11:16 AM
    The Iowa Department of Public Health has selected Minnesota-based ImageTrend Inc. to provide an integrated data analysis and reporting system for emergency medical service and trauma records in Iowa. 
  • Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:05 AM
    NewLink Genetics Corp. of Ames has hired Jack Henneman as CFO and executive vice president as it prepares to move its anti-cancer therapies to market.  
    Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:31 AM
    Tuesday’s announcement by the Wellness Council of Iowa that it was ceasing operations was not a surprise to its members, who were asked to vote on the decision, Wellness Council board member Patty Kumbera said today. Between 110 and 120 organizations were members. 
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:53 PM
    The Wellness Council of Iowa announced to its members today in an email that it is immediately ceasing its operations. 
    Monday, September 29, 2014 3:14 PM
    Terry Rich, chairman of the Healthiest State Walk committee, has set a goal of getting half a million Iowans to walk one kilometer on Oct. 8.  
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 2:46 PM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Thursday announced that 16 community health projects across the state each will receive $7,500 as part of the health insurer's 75th anniversary celebration. 
    Friday, September 26, 2014 6:00 AM
    James Miller has spent two years creating a new style of yoga that he believes will improve students’ results and a business model that pays yoga instructors. Miller has been known in yoga circles for creating a popular Iowa yoga festival that brought that nation’s top yoga teachers to the state, and for his yoga teacher training programs. 
  • A fledgling industry
    Friday, September 26, 2014 6:00 AM

    Some startups take shape in a garage. This one, however, was born in a classroom in downtown Des Moines.

    Tom Myers, a former investment banker, connected with molecular biologist Mahesh Mathrubutham through the University of Iowa’s Tippie Executive M.B.A. program at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center to launch VEMTOWA LLC. 

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:15 PM

    A team of researchers at Iowa State University is working to improve a high-tech tool to help schools better assess children's physical activity in efforts to combat childhood obesity.



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