More Iowans test positive for hepatitis C liver infection, report says

Three times as many Iowans were diagnosed with the hepatitis C liver infection in 2015 than in 2000, according to a report from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The disease is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U.S., data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows. […]

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UPDATED: Apparent suicide attempt reported at Cedar Rapids high school

Update: The Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School student who was found Friday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound died Saturday afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, according to news reports. Original post: A student was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids around 8 a.m. Friday morning, […]

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Health officials confirm case of Zika virus

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced today that an Iowa resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. According to an IDPH press release, the resident, who is between the ages of 61 and 80, has “a travel history to Central America,” a region that includes Zika-affected areas. The statement does not specify the […]

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