S-N Editorial

A problem with solutions


February 29, 2024

A report released last week should have Iowans thinking twice about their icy-cold vices.

Health experts unveiled the 2024 Cancer in Iowa Report, and results were extremely concerning. Iowa once again has the second-highest rate of new cancer cases in the U.S., alongside the fastest-growing rate of new cancers. The state also reported the fourth-highest incidence of alcohol-related cancers in the country and the highest in the Midwest. Health experts at a news conference last week cited alcohol usage as a possible driver in Iowa’s cancer rates, and they endorsed policies and other efforts to t...

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