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State launches new website to help Iowans get COVID-19 vaccine

Details: The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 714 new positive COVID-19 tests and 25 additional deaths Friday. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 362,478 total positive tests, 313,779

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IDPH launches vaccine dashboard to assist Iowans

Details: Check with your county health department's website or office for information about COVID-19 vaccines. Boone County: To schedule an appointment, contact 515-433-8299.

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Leaders, health care workers fight to bring information

Details: Polk County health care providers and community and religious leaders are teaming up to fight the pandemic. KCCI's Kayla James spoke with Broadlawns Medical Center's Dr. Yoge Shah.

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Funeral planned for medical student killed during mental

Details: aaron thompson suffering a mental health crisis was shot by the homeowner after breaking into the rural home the night of february 18th. WAPELLA COUNTY SHERIFF. DON PHILLIP SAYS IT IS A TRAGEDY.

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Clive mental health hospital first of its kind in central Iowa

Details: health issues and the only one here in central iowa. peggy took a tour of the new hospital. >> with lots of natural light, they have a gymnasium, they have some really great common spaces.

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GOP working to block Biden's health care pick; Dems unfazed

Details: President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed

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Polk County vaccination sites to start scheduling

Details: The Polk County Health Department and select Medicap pharmacies have announced dates when their online scheduling system will be open to reserve a vaccination appointment.On Jan. 21, the Polk

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Iowa DPH reports 250 additional COVID-19 deaths

Details: The Iowa Department of Public Health releases the latest coronavirus data in real-time. KCCI provides a daily snapshot of the past 24 hours of statistics.As of 10 a.m. Sunday, the Iowa DPH website

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Polk County to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to more health

Details: cynthia: health officials say the new covid strain appears to be more contagious, but has not shown up in iowa yet. they ask all residents to be patient about getting the vaccine. they hope by the

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Iowa's COVID-19 vaccine data now available

Details: Iowa Department of Public Health officials said the state is now sharing COVID-19 vaccination data.IDPH officials on Monday said updates will be published each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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IDPH announces next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Details: Health department officials said it will require approximately 300-400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to complete Phase 1A statewide. Iowa has, to date, been allocated approximately 226,000 doses.

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KCCI Cares: Mental Wellness, Awareness and Healing

Details: KCCI is partnering with local caregivers and advocates for a special focus on mental health throughout the week. The stories and resources were gathered with the help of the National Alliance on

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Iowa's 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate falls to 4%

Details: The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 790 new positive COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths Wednesday. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 361,065 total cases, 311,674 total

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Iowa health officials react to change in vaccine plan with

Details: right now, polk is still in phase 1a, critical health care workers and long-term care residents and staff. next in phase 1b, frontline essential workers, like first responders and food and

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85 of Iowa's 99 counties report COVID-19 positivity rate

Details: The health department reports 1,525,236 individuals have been tested for the virus in Iowa, with 3,880,052 tests administered in the state.Adair County continues to be the only county in the state

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Iowa reports 35 additional COVID-19 deaths, 598 new

Details: The Iowa Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 598 new positive COVID-19 tests and 35 additional deaths.At 10 a.m., the health department reported 365,491 total positive tests, 318,574

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IDPH reports 74 additional COVID-19 deaths

Details: The health department on Saturday reported 74 additional COVID-19 deaths and 1,065 new positive cases. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 318,446 total positive cases, 281,527 total

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County to offer vaccines to wider group of health care workers

Details: The health department said personnel with direct patient contact are included in Phase 1A. They include occupational health staff, respiratory therapists, pharmacists providing vaccinations

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VA Central Iowa Health Care vaccinates more than 3,600 in

Details: the va central iowa health care system covers 42 counties, serving about 40,000 veterans. GAIL GRAHAM SAYS 14,000 OF THOSE VETERANS ARE 75 AND OLDER, WHICH IS THE AGE GROUP THEY’RE VACCINATING

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Iowa’s health regions close in on shelter-in-place status

Details: Several Iowa regions are inching toward a potential shelter-in-place order during the COVID-19 outbreak.Iowa public health officials score Region 1, which includes the Des Moines metro, at a nine.

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Congressional leaders write letter to CDC, HHS to include

Details: The Federal Qualified Health program will launch the week of Feb. 15 bringing vaccines to more than 1,300 Community Health Centers across the country. It will expand to 250 centers in the weeks to

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February is heart health month - KCCI

Details: February is heart health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Forty-two percent of women having a heart attack had shortness of breath.

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Surge in COVID-19 cases puts Des Moines hospitals at capacity

Details: UnityPoint Health Des Moines said it saw a 25% increase in admitted COVID-19 patients between Friday and Monday. "This is truly the worst point that we have ever experienced throughout the

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IDPH to change reporting method for COVID-19 testing

Details: The health department says changes are being made to try to improve public reporting.State Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati and Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia held a news

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'Go Red for Women Day' promotes heart health awareness

Details: Friday is Go Red for Women Day. It’s a national movement to spread awareness about the prevalence of heart disease in women.Tracey Orman is a wellness director at Business Solver.

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Iowa DPH sets vaccination requirements for counties

Details: The Iowa Department of Public Health shared a new strategy Tuesday to help speed up COVID-19 vaccination.A newly set threshold requires all Iowa counties to use at least 80% of the vaccine doses

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VA Central Iowa Health Care System says vaccine production

Details: IT IS CERTAINLY NOT AS SUSTAINABLE. >> GAIL GRAHAM, DIRECTOR OF THE VA CENTRAL IOWA HEALTH SYSTE SAYS THEIR WEEKLY ALLOCATION OF CORONAVIRUS VACCINE WORRIES HER. THE VA GETS THEIR VACCINATIONS

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Eastern Iowa Airport to implement COVID-19 screening

Details: The details of the screening were developed based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and approved by the Linn County Public Health Department.The plan was initially

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Story County Public Health discusses plans to vaccinate

Details: Story County Public Health is already looking ahead. KCCI spoke with the county's public health director, Les White, who says her team plans on taking the vaccines to the schools.

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COVID-19 pandemic adds extra burden to mental health struggles

Details: The COVID-19 pandemic upended many Iowans’ lives, causing a negative impact on mental health.Des Moines resident Sarah Ashby said the pandemic worsened her existing depression.“This year has

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Drake University partners with health professionals to

Details: The partnerships of Hy-Vee, Drake University and the Polk County Health Department allowed educators to get their first dose of the vaccine right before the return to full-time, in-person learning.

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Counselor warns against self-medication mental illness

Details: If you need immediate assistance for a mental health crisis, call Your Life Iowa at 855-581-8111, or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 to be connected to a crisis counselor. Loading

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NAMI looks to support Iowans struggling with mental health

Details: In Iowa, there is a state organization and 15 strategically located affiliates, that provide three different types of mental health care programing, presentations, support groups and classes.

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Only 3 Iowa counties report COVID-19 positivity rate over 15%

Details: Health department data shows 1,489,077 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,709,565 tests have been administered. Only three of Iowa’s 99 counties now report a 14-day positivity rate

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Editorial: Health care workers are our modern day heroes

Details: For many of our health care workers, of the risk of exposure is just part of the job. Being a health care worker in the time of Cove, it is heroic. And we're thankful for every one of you.

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59 Iowa counties report high COVID-19 positivity rate

Details: todd: the public health director is a busy woman, spending hours on the phone contact tracing. 35% in munro county. so many of the people she calls are not thrilled to answer questions. she says

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Update on KCCI Chief Meteorologist John McLaughlin

Details: DES MOINES, Iowa — It was two weeks ago that KCCI Chief Meteorologist John McLaughlin went to the emergency room with shortness of breath and stabbing pains in his chest and back.

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UnitedHealthcare will withdraw from Iowa's Medicaid program

Details: The Iowa Department of Human Services, which oversees the health care program for 680,000 poor and disabled Iowans, said it received notice Friday that UnitedHealthcare would be leaving the IA

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What is a pandemic and how many has the world experienced?

Details: On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, a pandemic.What is a pandemic? WHO considers a pandemic a global outbreak of an infectious

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Des Moines adds new restrictions to emergency health

Details: Des Moines city officials announced Tuesday that continued spread of COVID-19 has prompted changes to the mayor’s emergency health proclamation.City officials said Mayor Frank Cownie amended the

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KCCI Partners with Local Caregivers for Week-long Focus on

Details: KCCI is partnering with local caregivers, and advocates for a special focus on mental health throughout this week. KCCI Cares: Wellness, Awareness, and Healing will feature a collection of special

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'I just want to be part of the solution': Iowa health care

Details: It will be a busy week at the Polk County Health Department with all health care workers in the county now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.Depending on vaccine availability, this is the first

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Lawmakers push mental health days for kids amid pandemic

Details: Offering mental health days can help children and parents communicate and prevent struggling students from falling behind in school or ending up in crisis, said Debbie Plotnick, vice president of

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IDPH reports 35 additional COVID-19 deaths

Details: Health department data shows 67 patients in the intensive care unit and 29 patients on ventilators.The number of long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks dropped from 43 to 35 overnight.

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58 Iowa counties report COVID-19 positivity rate higher

Details: The health department reported 295,441 total cases and 4,138 total deaths 24 hours earlier.State data shows 1,396,431 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, with 3,253,975 total tests administered

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Ames to continue face covering mandate through June

Details: The city of Ames said Tuesday that it will continue enforcing its mask ordinance through June despite a health proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds allowing COVID-19 safety precautions to expire

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How rural Iowa communities are getting the health care

Details: Local health care providers may have to call a regional hospital or clinic that could be miles away from a community or direct patients to them for additional help in a specific area. Dr.

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Iowa's COVID-19 hospitalizations dip below 500 for first

Details: The health department reports COVID-19 outbreaks in 77 long-term care facilities. That’s down from 78 a day earlier. IDPH reports 1,878 positive cases and 921 recoveries among residents and

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