Hospital Decontamination

Preparing for hospital emergencies

AUSTIN, Minn. – It is a situation they never want to experience, but hospital employees need to be ready if something severe happens. That i…

DEEP TEASE-VO

HPV vaccination rates low

But right now in north Iowa the rates of vaccination are fairly low. So Cerro Gordo Public Health and Mercy Medical Center North Iowa Clinic…

Restaurant Inspection

Is your favorite restaurant safe?

When you go out to a restaurant or to the grocery shopping, you want to know the food you are eating is safe, but outbreaks of bacteria like…

Mayo Mobile Exhibit

Health care on wheels

This is not your standard big rig. The 53-foot trailer also expands out 28 feet and features a full exhibit inside.

Sex Specific Research

Researching men and women

For many years medical researchers thought there was no need to look at men and women differently, but that is changing.

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Heart health and fiber

A new study shows heart attack survivors should increase their fiber intake.

HEALTHY COUNTY-VO

County Health Rankings released

Just how healthy are you, and the community you live in? We’re getting a better idea of where north Iowa stacks up as an annual list is rele…

new Pap test-vo

Could a DNA test replace the Pap Smear?

An FDA advisory committee is recommending that the human papillomavirus test replace the Pap test, which involves examining a cervical sampl…

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A new household poison

We told you about different cleaning chemicals found in many homes and what to watch out for, but lately, there’s another poisonous substanc…

CHEMICALS GRX

Household hazards under your sink

While it’s important to know what hazardous materials are being held in different facilities, it’s just as important to know what’s in your …

KIMT WEB Covering Your Health

New technology to treat asthma

There’s a new technology that allows respiratory therapists to diagnose and treat asthma by measuring the amount of nitric oxide in a person…