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Past articles by Denise:

Your Health: When doctors recommend weight loss surgery for children

The life-saving procedure helped one girl lose over 100 pounds. → Read More

Your Health: How instant access to your health records improves your care

Technology is giving doctors better ways to keep up with patient needs. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Using lasers to fight seizures

The minimally invasive procedure also has fewer lasting side effects. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Preventing the spread of testicular cancer

Self exams are an important tool in early detection. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Protecting astronauts from deep space radiation

This research could also apply to medical procedures like CT scans. → Read More

YOUR HEALTH: Disrupting the brain to stop seizures

Pediatric neurosurgeons use an electrical grid to pinpoint where life-threatening seizures start. → Read More

Meal Prep Monday: Bang Bang Shrimp

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Kick-off grilling season with these zesty shrimp skewers made with Culinary Tours' bang bang sauce and Hy-Vee Natural Raw Shrimp Skewers. Find recipe details and a direct link to Hy-Vee Aisles Online for information to purchase all needed ingredients here. → Read More

Quad Cities families face child care shortage

After dozens of providers close, states and cities are investing in keeping centers open. → Read More

Beyond the Badge: Deputy shows he cares through backpacks program

Rock Island Deputy Tim Ott created the CCP program to provide essentials to those less fortunate. → Read More

Beyond the Badge: Officer Tyler Patterson builds trust by making connections

Even working overnight hours, Hampton Police Officer Tyler Patterson keeps in touch with his community. → Read More

Beyond the Badge: Moline officer gets the job done

Our viewers nominated officer Heidi Nelson as an outstanding police officer. → Read More

VERIFY: What was the flu season like last year and how will that impact this year's flu vaccine?

Due to a low level of cases in the 2020-2021 flu season, scientists didn't have much data to go on for their vaccine formula. Here's what they used instead. → Read More

Muscatine mom calls attention to popular baby product recall

Safe sleep advocates warn parents to stop using "Boppy" loungers. → Read More

Iowans who received Pfizer vaccine now helping company study booster shots

Studies on Pfizer's third dose booster shots will be assisted by Iowans who received the first vaccine in August 2020. → Read More

VERIFY: Increasing cases not leading to increase in hospitalization rate among children

The American Academy of Pediatrics says severe illness from COVID-19 among children still "uncommon". → Read More

Iowa Mom shares her honest policy on social media and sex

On A Mother Level podcast features interview with mom of 3 daughters with an honest approach to parenting after divorce → Read More

Three anchors pregnant at the same time births a bond and podcast

Join Denise Hnytka for a conversation with the AnchorMOMs of WLOS in North Carolina about how they started their podcast and how their friendship has grown. → Read More

Mom leads online support group for pregnant women

New "On A Mother Level" episode focuses on "End Preeclampsia" to empower, educate and advocate for women, led by a mother who delivered her daughter at 31 weeks. → Read More

Modern Mom Probs: One mom's survival guide

Getting through all aspects of motherhood is the focus of a new book by Tara Clark, exploring the messy and memorable with thought and humor. → Read More

What happened on the Bachelor? Matt James meets a new arrival.

In this week 6 recap, Matt James plays a prank on Tyler C. as a new arrival shows up in a minivan unexpectedly. A one on one date ends in a surprise goodbye. → Read More