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Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health Ann.Cochran@co.dallas.ia.us

Bet you didn’t know

Dec 17, 2014 12:56pm

So it turns out that we have one more thing to be concerned about regarding our young people. In some very interesting research by the University of Connecticut, it’s been found that children as...

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I wonder if ‘Rich’ ever found his snipe

Sep 03, 2014 9:48am

Countless thousands of young Iowans are headed back to campuses this fall where they’ll be joined by students from all over America.

Many of those Iowans are from rural areas or the state’s...

Arvid in Agriculture Wonderland

Sep 03, 2014 9:47am

As a teenager in rural Iowa I earned money each summer working for area farmers. The last year I worked on a farm was 1965.

Over subsequent years I have attempted to stay abreast of...

Urges Obama to take action on immigration

Sep 03, 2014 9:42am

To the editor:

It has become more and more clear that Congress is simply unwilling to take action on a variety of important issues facing our country. That is particularly true when it comes...

Ernst voting record

Sep 03, 2014 9:42am

To the editor:

It probably will not set well with Iowans that Iowa Senator Joni Ernst missed votes while attending Des Moines area campaign events. “An examination of Ernst’s voting record...

Iowa’s low mark from American Cancer Society

Aug 27, 2014 3:28pm

To the editor:

It is really not surprising that Iowa has been given low marks in the fight against cancer by the American Cancer Society. It is especially upsetting after the $1.7 billion...

Braley and Ernst live in two different worlds

Aug 27, 2014 3:27pm

To the editor:

Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst live in two totally different worlds. Let me compare them for you.

Mr. Braley works in the world of Washington where the approval rating of...

More than we bargained for

Aug 27, 2014 2:30pm

More than 15 years ago, I was general manager of a NASCAR weekly race track in San Antonio, Texas. It was always a challenge to find new ways to keep our great fans entertained during lulls in the...

Luna Moth

Luna moth

Aug 27, 2014 2:29pm

The most beautiful insect of the summer is the luna moth and probably the most recognized member of the moth family. In 2007 a television commercial for the sleeping aide Lunestra was first aired...

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A perspective from on high

Aug 27, 2014 2:27pm

Having recently flown to Pittsburgh and back and having the benefit of a window seat both ways I was again reminded of how beautiful the earth looks from the cruising altitude of the big jets....

Get ready for flu season

Aug 27, 2014 2:24pm

Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services (DCPHNS) is encouraging everyone to get their yearly flu vaccination. “The flu vaccine is safe and it saves lives,” said Shelley Horak, Executive...

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