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Public News Service - IA: Consumer Issues

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King contends the Protecting Access to Care Act is needed to

DES MOINES, Iowa – Medical malpractice laws in Iowa and other states would be nullified under a measure in Congress that could be voted on this week. Rep. Steve King of Iowa introduced House Resolution 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act. It would weaken accountability requirements for

DMACC Newton Campus is offering a new, one semester Early Childhood Education certificate program. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's economy is bouncing back, creating an increased demand for qualified child care providers. And a central Iowa college is rising to meet the challenge. Some child care providers had to close shop after Maytag left Newton in 2007 and jobs were lost. But a decade lat

Market Innovation director for AARP Jeffrey Makowka says it's important that older adults are able to live life on their own terms. (AARP)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Growing older does not hold the same connotations as it once did, and some Iowans are using their ingenuity to challenge perceptions of aging. On Thursday, finalists in the Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge will present their ideas for a product or service that ca

Iowa poultry farmers will have greater protections for dealing with processors under new USDA rules. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans are being encouraged to add their two-cents on new regulations aimed at expanding protections for chicken and livestock producers as they deal with processors. The USDA's has called the regulations the "Farmer Fair Practice Rules," and Anna Johnson, policy associate with

Gift wrap and bags are recyclable as long as the material is not metallic or glittery.<br />(frankieleon/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Despite all the wrapping paper, shipping boxes and food packaging, the holiday season doesn't have to be a season of waste. Experts say many items can be kept out of the landfill by properly recycling them. According to the EPA, 1 million tons of household waste ends up in land

Newspapers, milk jugs, plastic bottles and coffee cans all are acceptable items for the recycle bin.<br />(damoiselle/Morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa — With the holidays just around the corner, recycling containers in Iowa will soon be brimming with boxes, wrapping paper and other materials. But those efforts could be futile if the wrong items get thrown in the bin. With so many different types of packaging materials toda

In 2015, there were more than 570,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Iowa. (MGD Boston/Morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa – For the next several weeks, Iowans with Medicare plans have an opportunity to review their health care options for 2017. Open enrollment for the program is under way and runs until Dec. 7. Kent Sovern, state director of AARP Iowa, strongly recommends that people read No

Paint and other potentially hazardous products should never be disposed of down a drain or in a trash can. (faungg's photos/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Lawnmowers will soon be switched out for snow blowers in many Iowa garages, as homeowners assess what they'll need during the winter months. And often, hazardous materials that need disposal are uncovered in garages and sheds during the process. Trish Radke, program coor

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