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  • Friday, September 20, 2019 11:03 AM
    UnityPoint Health Ventures has made its third play, backing St. Louis-based Epharmix, a remote patient monitoring technology company, with a $1 million investment. 

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:07 PM
    UnityPoint Health is launching a new model of walk-in, express care in West Des Moines.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 11:32 AM
    The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy will accept applications through Oct. 22 for $350,000 in grants for innovative programs through the Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant program. 

  • Making the leap to direct primary care
    Friday, September 13, 2019 6:00 AM
    In a typical primary care physician practice, it’s not uncommon for health insurance and other overhead expenses to swallow the majority of every dollar spent on care. An alternative practice model known as direct primary care, however, puts the majority spent in the practice back into patient care, says Dr. Jon Van Der Veer. 

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:31 PM
    A bond referendum funding the Ames Healthy Life Center was rejected in a narrow margin by voters Tuesday. 

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:13 PM
    Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons has expanded its services by opening an Urgent Injury Walk-In Clinic in Ankeny. 

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:34 AM
    The Iowa Donor Network and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have launched a new organ, eye and tissue donor registry that will enable Iowans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors when they purchase a hunting, fishing or fur harvester license. 

  • By Kyle Christiason
    Friday, September 6, 2019 6:00 AM
    Six years ago, the wheels of change started spinning in my home when my ninth grader said he identified as transgender. As his father, the most important thing for me to do was be there for him and show my support. As a physician, I wanted to know everything I could to help, so I could answer any questions he’d have during his transition journey. But everywhere I looked, no one had answers — not my colleagues at the clinic nor my insurance company. I felt helpless. It’s my job to have the answers, but I quickly found the resources weren’t there. 

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:36 AM
    Iowa’s rural hospitals could experience a loss of more than $476 million under a public health insurance proposal, putting dozens at high risk for closure, according to an analysis. 

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:33 AM
    Des Moines resident Eric Kohlsdorf was recently named treasurer of the National Association of Health Underwriters board of trustees. 

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:32 AM
    Kelli Todd has been named to the newly created position of president and chief executive officer of the Iowa Chiropractic Society, effective Sept. 16. 

  • Friday, August 30, 2019 10:52 AM
    Sam Ayres has been named vice president of operations for MercyOne Medical Group – Central Iowa, one of Iowa’s largest multispecialty clinic systems. 

    Friday, August 30, 2019 9:22 AM
    Following a review of patient volumes and required resources, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center announced it will voluntarily close its kidney and pancreas transplant program, effective Oct. 1. 

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:06 PM
    Three Des Moines professionals have received national recognition by being named to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2019 40 Under 40 List. 

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 3:33 PM
    The high cost of prescription drugs has caused nearly 1 in 4 Iowans to stop taking their medications, according to new data and an infographic released by AARP Iowa.

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