Jim Mertens, WQAD

Jim Mertens


San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

YOUR HEALTH: The asthma-allergy double whammy

Asthma is the most common chronic condition among kids, but what happens when you add allergies to the mix? → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Is stuttering in your genes?

A breakthrough discovery is giving hope to those who stutter. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: A safer heart disease treatment

A new device means a less invasive procedure for people with leaking heart valves. → Read More

THIS WEEK: Finding the SCOTUS leak as the abortion debate rages

Could it be one of the Justices themselves? → Read More

THIS WEEK: Out of prison and staying out

The Biden Administration is adding to a Quad City group's effort to end the revolving door of crime → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Creating the 'Super Knee'

Surgeries helped a nine-year-old girl avoid leg amputation. → Read More

Davenport missionary seeking help in Ukraine refugee relief efforts

Jon Gainer leads KontaktMission relief efforts for Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring Romania. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: A rare condition getting a new treatment

It's a rare genetic condition that's often misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy. → Read More

THIS WEEK: Your job search made easier

Workers are in the driver's seat, but are you ready for a better job? → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: The moment a woman hears again!

Improvements in cochlear implants make them an option for patients who couldn't consider them before. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: A laser solution to enlarged prostates

It's a new, minimally invasive way to help men suffering from an enlarged prostate. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH | A new treatment for chronic back pain

Doctors are trying a new therapy that uses a patient's own blood and cells to heal. → Read More

THIS WEEK: Budget passed, campaigning begins

The $46B Illinois budget is hailed by Democrats, criticized by Republicans. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Treating a triple bypass with a tiny cut

A first for surgeons treating three diseased valves at once → Read More

YOUR HEALTH | Testing a new Alzheimer's drug

Researchers are testing a new drug for patients with early symptoms of the disease. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Fighting a killer in the hospital

Every year more than one million Americans develop life-threatening sepsis. → Read More

THIS WEEK: A post-pandemic plan

Public health workers make plans now that the COVID-19 pandemic has receded. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH | What's in your gut could impact heart disease

An FDA-approved drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease could aid in the prevention of heart disease. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: A pacemaker to stop incontinence

An updated device is providing lasting relief for patients with urinary or bowel incontinence. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Why magnets might give us better mental health

Repetitive magnetic stimulation may help some patients suffering from a severe form of depression. → Read More