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Health Plus: Parkinson's Disease Video included

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Terry Hertges was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease six years ago. Hertges said when the diagnosis came, she remembers feeling lost, and scared. More>>

Health Plus: Kids and Sports Video included

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Parents - picture this: there are ten seconds left in your son's football game. The quarterback passes to your son, he catches the ball, but then fumbles in a tackle. Your son's team ends up losing the game. In a hypothetical situation as such, how would you respond? More>>

Health Plus: Iowa Child Care Video included

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In a national survey measuring the trends among children's well-being, the state of Iowa rank's as number one for health.
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Health Plus: Heat safety tips Video included

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Doug Francis sums up the popular phrase from this week: "It is hot." More>>

Health Plus: Smoking hookah just as addictive as cigarettes Video included

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Some say it's a social scene, others say it's all about the taste and variety of flavors. Health experts, however, say smoking hookah is just as addictive as smoking a cigarette. More>>

Health Plus: Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins aren't exactly bulging beauties. Those who suffer from them say they can be both unsightly, and uncomfortable. More>>

Health Plus: MyChart a convenience Video included

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If you have ever wanted to talk to your doctor on the phone...or get some medical advice, you know how hard it can sometimes be to even get them on the phone. More>>

Health Plus: Melanoma Awareness Video included

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Healthcare providers say skin cancer can impact just about anyone. More>>

Alzheimer's Disease: 3rd Leading Cause of Death

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Alzheimer's disease is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it's only behind heart disease and cancer.The important thing to remember is this: Alzheimer's disease is not a memory problem -- it is a fatal brain disease. Right now, an estimated 5.1 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The disease as always been an epidemic, it's just now diagnosed more often.The best preventativ... More>>

Measles is Spreading in Largest U.S. Cities

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Measles is a highly contagious disease and it’s spreading. The CDC says it's because people are not vaccinating their kids out of fear that vaccinations cause autism. Dr. Benjamin Davidson with Covenant Medical Center says we need to remember what life was like before vaccinations were available. He said children who had the measles suffered from seizures, pneumonia, brain damage and many even died.There are two rounds of vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella. Davidson says 99% of ... More>>

HPV-Cancer Related Cases on Rise

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It is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the country and there are no symptoms. The human papillomavirus, or HPV can lead to cancer. More>>

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