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PHOTO: A strong bond with parents can be critical to a child's later success, but a new review finds that that connection is never made with some 40 percent of babies and toddlers. Photo credit: Scott & Elaine van der Chijs/flickr

DES MOINES, Iowa - The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting that neede...Read More

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PHOTO: Stores make an attempt at propriety in displaying adult magazines with covers partially hidden, but teens have easy access online. Experts say it distorts what they view as healthy relationships and body image. Photo credit: Ed Kohler

DES MOINES, Iowa - This generation of teens isn't the first to check out pornography, but experts say the easy access with today's technology is distorting what they view as healthy relationships and body image. According to on.fb.me/1hMiHlWElizabeth Schroeder, a sexuality-education specialist, porn...Read More

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PHOTO: As residents across Iowa race to beat the midnight tax deadline, protesters are hitting the streets over what they call misplaced priorities on government spending. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey

DES MOINES, Iowa - As residents across Iowa race to beat the midnight tax deadline, a protest is planned this afternoon over the way the government is spending those hard-earned dollars. The protest will focus on the corporate tax breaks given by Congress, which, according to Kathleen McQuillen, Iow...Read More

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PHOTO: A new group of Iowans has just been trained as "drift catchers" to monitor air samples for pesticides over the summer. Photo credit: D. Michael Burns.

DEWITT, Iowa - With the coming start of the growing season in Iowa, a group of volunteer "drift catchers" is preparing to spread out across the state to monitor the air for floating pesticides. Among the group is Greg King, who grows vegetables, fruits and flowers in rural DeWitt, and had some probl...Read More

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PHOTO: Waterloo is one of three cities in the state being lauded for making development decisions with all modes of transit in mind, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Photo credit: David Wilson

WATERLOO, Iowa – It's a tale of two travels in Iowa, as some communities have made the list of cities dealing with the most sprawl, while others are being honored for their work on transportation that includes options for pedestrians and bicyclists. Those being recognized include Cedar Falls...Read More

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PHOTO: In cities across the state, cleanup days and events are on the calendars in the weeks ahead, helping residents properly dispose of items that can't be trashed. Photo credit: Loren Kerns

DES MOINES, Iowa - With more seasonable weather now settling in, folks across Iowa are being reminded that not everything can just go into the trash as they start to tackle projects around the house and the yard. Leslie Holsapple, Metro Waste Authority program coordinator, said that includes hazard...Read More

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PHOTO: Some Iowa high school students are spending today learning about job opportunities in health care and the required education. The health care sector is expected to add more U.S. jobs than any other in the years ahead. Photo credit: DMACC

DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of nearly 200 high school students and their parents is attending Discover Healthcare Day today at Des Moines Area Community College, where according to Dean of Health and Public Services Sally Schroeder, each will get a taste of about half of the 19 programs offered in su...Read More

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PHOTO: Ohio State University researcher Courtney D. Lynch says stress reduction techniques could be beneficial for women trying to conceive. Photo credit: Ohio State University.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's long been suspected that stress can have an impact on a woman's chances of becoming pregnant and, for the first time, researchers have data that suggest stress might really play a role in infertility. More than six percent of married women struggle with infertility, accordi...Read More

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