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Alzheimer's Disease: 3rd Leading Cause of Death Video included

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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 Video included

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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>>

Health Plus: Cut out pop in your diet

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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.
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Health Plus: Interval Training

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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

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A stroke can come on fast. That’s why the American Heart Association wants you to know that word -- FAST -- very well.
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Health Plus: Centering Pregnancy Program

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When you find out you're pregnant, it can be an exciting and scary time all at once. But a new program at Covenant Medical Center wants to help you through those vital nine months.It's all about preparing for motherhood at the Covenant Prenatal and Women's Health Clinic. Centering Pregnancy is a new program designed to give women a more active role in their pregnancy. "They get to be more involved in their pregnancy. They check their weight and blood pressure and they get a lot more one-on-on... More>>

KWWL's Amanda Goodman Gets Mammogram to Help Encourage Others

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When I walked into the mammography office, I was walking right into my fear of the unknown. "I'm thinking of all the other women who went in for a routine checkup and this day changed their life. That’s what I’m really nervous about. I’m for real…terrified. It’s crazy," said Goodman. Kelly Flaucher is the Mammography Supervisor for WheatonFransican Healthcare, and she reminded me that it’s “ok to be nervous.” Kelly told me there would be two images taken of each breast…the radiologist will... More>>

Health Plus: Vaccinating against HPV

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Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.   More>>

Health Plus: Weight loss surgery success

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A lot of eastern Iowans are considered obese.

But a lot of them might be candidates for weight loss surgery and not even know it.
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Health Plus: Total Joint Camp Video included

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It's not your typical camp experience. Eastern Iowans in need of replacement parts, so to speak, are the ones who attend this one. In Health Plus, we visit total joint camp. No one wants to go under More>>

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