Iowa Ranks #14 In The US For Childhood Obesity

Des Moines, Iowa (RI) — A new report on childhood obesity finds Iowa’s numbers aren’t budging, with more than 50-thousand kids statewide falling into the category. Victoria Brown, senior program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, says the report looked at children between the ages of 10 and 17 over the past two years.

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38 Cases Of Vaping-Related Illness In Iowa

Statewide Iowa — Nationwide there are now 1,299 reported cases of severe respiratory illnesses associated with vaping, including 26 deaths, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Scholten Holds “Don’t Forget About Us” Town Hall Meeting In Ashton

Ashton, Iowa — Democrat J.D. Scholten and his campaign RV, Sioux City Sue, took his “Don’t Forget About Us Tour” to the Ashton Legion Community Center early Thursday evening. The “Don’t Forget About Us Tour” is designed to hold a town hall meeting in each of the 4th District’s 39 counties, all in communities with a population of less than a thousand people. Read more