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Nutrition 101: August is Kids Eat Right Month

August is Kids Eat Right Month. School will be starting back up, which often means busier schedules for families. Despite this, it is still important to focus on healthful eating and active lifestyles. The Kids Eat Right campaign is a great opportunity to get children involved with meal planning/prep, while...
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Reminder: Deer Creek Family Care Moving

All patients of Deer Creek Family Care will be seen at UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo as the two clinics merge Monday. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as our staff makes the transition to this shared location at 1307 S Broadway St. in Toledo. Melissa Pearson, ARNP will provide care...
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Nutrition 101: What Kind of Yogurt is Best?

Have you been down the yogurt aisle lately? It seems more kinds appear with each trip to the store. Variety can be a good thing, but it’s confusing when you’re trying to make good choices. If your goal is to improve your health through good food choices, add yogurt to...
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A Letter from Our CEO

To Our Patients and Communities at UnityPoint Health, You may have seen our recent announcement regarding a potential partnership with Sanford Health, a health system based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As a result, you might be wondering a couple things, like, “Who is Sanford?” and “What’s going to happen...
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U.S. Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer Visits UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown

United States Congresswoman Abby Finkenhauer visited UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown in support of the Keeping Physicians Saving Patients Act of 2019. This bill aims to update and improve the accuracy of data used to calculate Medicare and physician work geographic practice cost indexes. It will also help address the shortage...
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Two Toledo Clinics to Merge

UnityPoint Health® – Deer Creek Family Care Clinic in Toledo is set to merge with UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo. The two clinics will operate together as UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo from the clinic location at 1307 S. Broadway, Toledo beginning July 8. “We are pleased to...
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Nutrition 101: June is Dairy Month

Did you know that National Dairy Month originally started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk? It was initially established to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus but has now developed into an annual celebration to recognize the contributions...
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Wound Care Awareness Week: Types of Chronic Wounds

Every year, chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States. Although there are numerous types of non-healing wounds, the following are the four most prevalent - each with different appearances, symptoms and causes: infectious wounds, vascular wounds, radiation related wounds and surgical wounds. Infectious Your skin protects...
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Wound Care Awareness Week: What is the Chronic Wound Epidemic?

Millions of people throughout the United States are suffering every day from an epidemic that’s only expected to grow over the next decade. This problem drastically affects people by diminishing their overall quality of life and potentially decreasing life expectancy if left untreated. Not only is this condition painful, dangerous...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Johnnie

One of Johnnie’s first memories of visiting the Marshalltown hospital involved him, at the age of 3, accompanied by his father, climbing up the fire escape to secretly visit his mother who had just had his baby sister. “At that time people were not allowed to visit so we met...
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