HealthPlus - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Health Plus: Heat safety tips Video included

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Alzheimer's Disease: 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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>>

Health Plus: Cut out pop in your diet

Updated:

Perhaps you're observing Lent, and often that means giving something up to show a sacrifice. But we may all want to give up pop tonight.
More>>

Health Plus: Interval Training

Updated:

When the weather stays cold, it can be challenging to get motivated to work out.You may want to consider jump-starting your exercise regime by taking an interval training class at the Covenant Wellness Center.Sheri Purdy, with Covenant Wellness Center, says the more we work out, the easier our daily tasks will become.Covenant offers RIPT: Resistance Interval Physical Training. It's a powerful fitness class that combines a variety of exercise techniques...designed to push you a little harder.T... More>>

Health Plus: Prevent Stroke: Remember FAST

Updated:

A stroke can come on fast. That’s why the American Heart Association wants you to know that word -- FAST -- very well.
More>>

  • HealthMore>>

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:31 GMT
    Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov...More >>
    A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last...More >>
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:27:05 GMT
    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.More >>
    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.More >>
  • House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

    House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:27:56 GMT
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.More >>
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.More >>
  • Top Sports Headlines [menu82_4-C128863]Sports SubnavMore>>

  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:15:26 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
  • South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:36:05 GMT
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
  • Sign Up for Daily Headlines and Breaking News

    Stay up to date with breaking news and daily headlines from KWWL.

    * denotes required fields


    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • KWWL News Tip

    News tip or story idea for us? Tell us here:

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks! We have received your tip and will pass it along to our KWWL reporters.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.