Dr. Adam Smith

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Health officials in all three Siouxland states have temporary stopped use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. This move comes after six women experienced severe and rare blood clots, resulting in one death. One case was diagnosed in Nebraska.

Health officials in South Dakota say no adverse cases were reported in nearly 16,000 doses of the J&J vaccine.  More than 78 thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in Iowa.

News release from the state of Nebraska:

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The Iowa Department of Public Health reported three more deaths due to COVID-19 in Woodbury County for 214 in all since the start of the pandemic. Statewide there were 35 additional deaths reported in 24-hours and more than 550 new positive tests.

There are currently outbreaks at a dozen long-term care facilities in Iowa, with none in northwest Iowa.

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Gov. Kristi Noem says she won't veto legislation allowing hemp to be grown in the state. Noem announced that she won't veto a hemp bill provided it contains four “guardrails" she provided to lawmakers. In an interview with KELO, Noem made it clear she wants the crop to be tightly regulated, with government agencies providing licenses and inspections. She also wants legislators to come up with a way to pay for the hemp program. The Legislature convenes next week.

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Sioux City Animal Control confirmed they are investigating a dog bite that may have involved a pit bull, according to the Sioux City Journal.

The news comes on the heels of the Sioux City Council's 4-1 vote on Monday of moving forward a motion that would repeal a controversial, decades-long ban on pit bulls.

Police assisted animal control Wednesday afternoon as they confiscated a dog they believed bit a person in the arm and hand last week. The person was treated at a local hospital.

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A hearing with the Iowa State Medical Board and a Sioux City Plastic Surgeon has been postponed. A hearing before the board is being rescheduled at the request of Dr. Smith. A new date hasn’t been set yet.

The Iowa State Medical Board says Dr. Adam Smith failed to provide appropriate care to 17 patients from December 2014 to September of 2017. 

Dr. Smith told Siouxland Public Media News after the medical board action in July, he expected to be vindicated.

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Another Iowa Democrat has entered the primary race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.  

“Iowans need a senator who will go against the grain in Washington and do what is right for Iowans.”

Mike Franken said in an introductory video Monday that he's "not afraid to stand up for the proud progressive principles that Iowa Democrats share."

Franken retired from the U.S. Navy as a three-star admiral in October 2017.

His career included ship commands and years in senior policymaking, strategy, and planning roles for the Defense Department.

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A malpractice lawsuit involving a Sioux City plastic surgeon got underway this morning in Dickinson County District Court in Spirit Lake.  That’s according to the Clerk of Court.    

The trial was scheduled for Woodbury County District Court.  But, a judge granted a change-of-venue in the case.

The trial involves a woman who says Dr. Adam Smith used breast implants instead of butt implants during a cosmetic procedure.

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In a couple of weeks, gamblers in Iowa can legally place bets on professional and college sporting events.

Tomorrow the  Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is likely to approve rules for sports wagering and approve license applications made by 18 of Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos. One of them is the Sioux City Hard Rock Casino.  

Officials with the Iowa Medical Board says it’s rare for doctors to face disciplinary action like a Sioux City plastic surgeon faces.

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In a couple of weeks, gamblers in Iowa can legally place bets on professional and college sporting events, according to the Sioux City Journal.

Tomorrow the  Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is likely to approve rules for sports wagering and approve license applications made by 18 of Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos. One of them is the Sioux City Hard Rock Casino.  

Officials with the Iowa Medical Board says it’s rare for doctors to face disciplinary action like a Sioux City plastic surgeon faces.

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The Iowa Board of Medicine has taken action against a Sioux City plastic surgeon.   

A hearing is scheduled for October surrounding Dr. Adam Smith, a plastic surgeon with Tri-State Specialists.

“I have done my best for my whole time in Siouxland here to provide the best care I can for patients,” said Dr. Adam Smith.

The medical board alleges Dr. Smith failed to provide appropriate surgical care to 17 patients between December of 2014 to September of 2017.  

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A Sioux City plastic surgeon facing action by the Iowa Medical Board says he expects to be vindicated.

The board alleges Dr. Adam Smith failed to provide appropriate care to 17 patients from December 2014 to September of 2017. 

“I have done my best for my whole time in Siouxland here to provide the best care I can for patients.”

A hearing on the allegations is scheduled for October.

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The Iowa Board of Medicine has taken action against a Sioux City plastic surgeon.

A hearing is scheduled for October for Dr. Adam Smith.

The board alleges Dr. Smith failed to provide appropriate surgical care to seventeen patients between December of 2014 to September of 2017.

Jena Reyes of Sioux City tells Siouxland Public Media News she is one of those patients.

Reyes says she underwent a tummy tuck in August of 2017 to try and fix lower abdominal pain experienced after childbirth.

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A Sioux City plastic surgeon facing action by the Iowa Medical Board says he expects to be vindicated.

The board alleges Dr. Adam Smith failed to provide appropriate care to 17 patients from December 2014 to September of 2017. 

“I have done my best for my whole time in Siouxland here to provide the best care I can for patients.”

A hearing on the allegations is scheduled for October.

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Many Iowa farmers are finding out how much money they’ll get from the federal government’s second round of payments, to help them weather ongoing trade disputes. 

Unlike last year, row-crop farmers will get payments based on their county, not the specific crop they planted. 

County rates are calculated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture depending on how large of an area was lost due to reduced exports.  The payments range from 15 to 150 dollars per acre. 

The Iowa Board of Medicine has taken action against a Sioux City plastic surgeon.  

A hearing is scheduled for October surrounding Dr. Adam Smith.   

The board alleges Dr. Smith failed to provide appropriate surgical care to seventeen patients between December of 2014 to September of 2017.

Jena Reyes of Sioux City tells Siouxland Public Media News she is one of those patients.

Reyes says she underwent a tummy tuck in August of 2017 to try and fix lower abdominal pain experienced after child birth.

“I started having complications immediately.”