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New report puts Iowa last for mental health facilities

One year after the closing of two state hospitals, in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant, a new report shows that Iowa now trails the rest of the country in mental health facilities. A June 2016 report from the Treatment Advocacy Center, “Trends and Consequences of Eliminating State Psychiatric Beds,” ranks Iowa consistently last or in the […]

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‘Widespread’ Influenza outbreak hits Iowa

Flu season

Influenza has reached every geographic region of the state of Iowa according to a statement released Monday by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Officials have now categorized the outbreak as “widespread” — the highest level of activity possible as specified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In the last week, Iowa has […]

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