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HEALTHBEAT4: Obesity & Asthma Video included

As America's waistline grows so does the risk of yet another health problem. More>>

New partnership for Mercy Medical Center Video included

Mercy Medical Center announced a new partnership which will lead to an investment of more than 100 million dollars over the next several years. More>>

IBC becomes Blue Zones certified Video included

The Blue Zones movement has become very popular in Sioux City. Wednesday, another work site became Blue Zones Certified. More>>

Boosting Your Brain

(NBC News) It's predicted the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will nearly triple in the coming decades. More>>

Health care changes in America proceed with a lot of uncertainty

There will be several factors to consider before enrolling in plans under the Affordable Care Act and not all the details are clear at this point. More>>

The vaccines you still need as an adult

The CDC recommends adults get a tetanus booster shot every ten years. The CDC recommends adults get a tetanus booster shot every ten years.

Many vaccines are required for kids starting school, but even as you get older, there are several you need to keep up to date on. More>>

Study says melanoma survivors need to be more careful

A new study finds that many melanoma survivors still go outside without protection. A new study finds that many melanoma survivors still go outside without protection.

Even though more people are living after a melanoma diagnosis, they have to be careful, especially when it comes to being out in the sun. More>>

Keeping kids safe from child abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Child abuse is completely preventable, and getting the word out to parents and caregivers can keep kids safe. More>>

Brushing up on healthy dental habits for your kids

Flavored toothpaste, flossing aids, and Xylitol  suckers can help encourage healthy oral hygiene. Flavored toothpaste, flossing aids, and Xylitol suckers can help encourage healthy oral hygiene.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month to bring awareness about good oral hygiene, and to brush up on healthy dental habits for kids. More>>

App allows patients to request prescriptions refills on smartphones

Patients can request prescription refills through a new app and website. Patients can request prescription refills through a new app and website.

An app called Refill Rx makes it easier for patients to request prescription refills. More>>

Wear your red for heart disease awareness

Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month. Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month.

Friday, February 1st is National Wear Red Day. More>>

Keeping young athletes safe from head injuries

Players need to do a better job communicating news of their injuries. Players need to do a better job communicating news of their injuries.

The threat of head injury has become a serious topic of discussion among young athletes. More>>

Exercise-triggered asthma shouldn't keep you from working out

Tests can determine if you have exercise-triggered asthma. Tests can determine if you have exercise-triggered asthma.

Don't give up on exercising because you're short of breath, because doctors can test to see if you suffer from exercise-triggered asthma. More>>

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