Athletes yearn to be faster. They want to be the first to cross the finish line. Are you training properly to increase your speed? Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help shave seconds off…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off an annual campaign to increase awareness of our nation’s second most common cancer among women. It’s also a good time to learn about the risks, preventi…

Buchanan County Public Health is a pickup site for Test Iowa at-home COVID-19 tests kits. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plea…

INDEPENDENCE – A recent program at the Independence Public Library on mental health first aid (MHFA) training provided by The Abbe Center was unfortunately cancelled. However, the issue of men…

INDEPENDENCE – Buchanan County is seeing an increase in coronavirus infections.

Summertime is prime time to enjoy a grill-out with family and friends. The weather is great and the food tastes even greater. Try a few of these tips to enjoy a healthy gathering:

DES MOINES — Has the pandemic kept you from getting the preventive care you need? While going to the doctor isn’t high on anyone’s list, preventive exams and screenings are crucial for good he…

With much of the nation facing a heat advisory this weekend, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is urging peo…

INDEPENDENCE – Earlier this year, Governor Kim Reynolds penned a proclamation declaring public health officials and employees who are essential workers, and obligated to work over and above wh…

Brain Health Iowa, a new statewide campaign from the Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) Regions, is focused on ending the stigma surrounding mental illness for the more than 600…

INDEPENDENCE – With the beginning of summer, the American Red Cross is asking you to help save lives by donating blood in Independence on Monday, May 17 from 1 to 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

DES MOINES – As the available doses of COVID-19 vaccine increase and all adults over the age of 16 become available to receive one, scams abound.

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INDEPENDENCE – The National Honor Society (NHS) at Independence Junior/Senior High School sponsored an American Red Cross Blood drive on Wednesday, March 31. To accommodate social distancing, …

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In recognition of Occupational Therapy Month, this article highlights this important form of rehabilitative care. People of all ages benefit from occupational therapy. The public may confuse o…

It’s easy to fall into a rut with running or any other exercise you do repeatedly, day after day. As we move into warmer weather, look for ways to keep your walking and running routine motivat…