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6 ways to stay healthy this winter

Take a look at these six ways to stay healthy this winter and you might manage to avoid seasonal viruses. If you do come down with somethin… Read more

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Most People Know Less About GMOs Than They Think

This is your brain on heroin

Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. Read more

Your brain on marijuana

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions. Read more

Reynolds: Time for Iowa to build on accomplishments

JAMES Q. LYNCH Journal Des Moines Bureau

DES MOINES — Lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats — found things to like Tuesday in Gov. Kim Reyno… Read more


DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary. Read more

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

Newsom Diverges Sharply From Washington With Health Care Budget

California Gov. Gavin Newsom made health care a priority in his proposed state budget, asking lawmakers to authorize state-funded financial aid for health insurance, impose a penalty on uninsured Californians and expand Medicaid coverage to unauthorized immigrants. Read more


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America's most-searched-for phobias of 2018

From a fear heights and spiders to a fear of being alone, here are the top phobias in each state. Read more

Featured Siouxland Homes

Neighborhood Siouxland Homes that you won't want to miss! Read more

The five most addictive substances in the world

Chances are, you've tried at least two of these addictive substances. Here's how they affect your brain. Read more

This is your brain on heroin

Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. Read more

This is your brain on pain

Opioids are one of the most common ways for doctors to manage pain. But more and more people are turning to pot over pills. So what is actu… Read more

Marijuana Addiction Is Real Even If It Doesn't Affect Most Users

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When to use virtual doctors' visits

Q: My health plan is offering telemedicine this year. When and why should I use this service? A: Telemedicine, which offers basic health care through virtual visits with a doctor by phone or video chat, "is ideal for minor health concerns, such as bronchitis, cold and flu, bladder and urinary tract infections,... Read more

Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off

Courtesy of Yale School of Medicine. A Yale research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus. Their finding could help solve the mystery of why some people exposed to the cold virus get ill while others don't, said the researchers. Read more

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