Iowa Medical Board

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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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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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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.  

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.”