Hawkeyes Coach Recognized for Work to Support American Cancer Society

Fran McCafferty, University of Iowa basketball, was honored on April 5th with the Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award which was presented during the Final Four Weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award is given annually to a college coach who has been engaged in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program’s “fundraising, education and promotional initiatives and […]

Youth Survey Finds Alcohol Abuse Stabilizing Bullying Decreasing

The 2014 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) was released by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday and according to the results of the survey, alcohol among Iowa’s middle school and high school students remained roughly the same where alcohol abuse decreased.  In the most recent survey, 14 percent of 11th graders said they ‘drank beer […]

Cancer In Iowa 2015 Report Released

On Friday, the State Health Registry released their annual report on cancer in Iowa which estimates 16,900 new cancers will be diagnosed among Iowa residents in 2015. In addition, an estimated 6,400 Iowans will die from cancer. “Cancer and heart disease remain the leading causes of death in Iowa,” says Mary Charlton, assistant professor of epidemiology […]

ISU Study: Marriage More Likely To End In Divorce When Wives Get Sick

According to a new study by Amelia Karraker, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University, marriage is more likely to end in divorce when wives get sick; however, a husband’s illness did not increase the rate of divorce according to the study. The study, published in the March issue of […]