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  • Spencer doctor’s ‘LOVE Takes Root’ charity raising money to open Haiti school
    An Iowa doctor’s medical mission trip four-and-a-half years ago has led to an expansion of his family and the rebuilding of an orphanage in Haiti. Dr. Rick Wilkerson, an orthopadic surgeon from Spencer, went to Haiti in June of 2010 after an earthquake devastated the country. “Shortly after arriving there I was almost run over […]

  • Iowa Medicaid costs projected to skyrocket for Alzheimer’s patients
    A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade. Melissa Kramer, spokeswoman for the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, says the costs will have a tremendous impact on the thousands of patients in Iowa who are living […]

  • BBB urges Iowans to beware of ‘computer doctor’ phone scam
    Iowans may be sitting down to a turkey dinner soon, but don’t be surprised if, even today, the phone rings and it’s someone offering to help you and your “ailing” computer. Jim Hegarty, with the Better Business Bureau, is warning Iowans to beware as it’s a scam, often involving con artists claiming to be with […]

  • Campaign works to reduce ‘elective’ labor before 39th week of pregnancy
    Nearly one out of 10 babies born in Iowa are born prematurely and the March of Dimes is among the groups working to reduce the number of “elective” births that occur when a pregnancy reaches 37 or 38 weeks. “It very much happens, more often I would like to say it happens for such things […]

  • Judge issues ruling on Medicaid management
    A ruling from an administrative law judge issued late Wednesday afternoon recommends Iowa dismiss one of the four contracts awarded to companies that were chosen to manage Iowa’s Medicaid program. The Branstad administration wants to implement the managed care plan on January 1. It would privatize the state’s $4.2 billion health care program for the poor […]

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