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Upset Stomach vs. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Digestive issues are no fun and can be pretty embarrassing. A whole host of things, including greasy foods, eating too fast, medication or even stress, can send someone running for the bathroom or leave them with an uncomfortable pain. However, while most stomachaches come and go, an upset stomach could...
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Medicare Open Enrollment: 3 Things You Need to Do

Do you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan? Open Enrollment runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time you can make changes to your plan. If you miss an Open Enrollment deadline, you’ll most likely have to wait a full year before you can make changes...
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Calories in Beer & How to Make Smarter Choices (Infographic)

Let’s be honest, you’re not going to get a big nutritional boost from drinking beer, but you’ll probably still drink it anyway. UnityPoint Health dietitian, Tricia Leininger, says that’s OK. However, she wants to arm you with a few tips, so you make better decisions when ordering from the bartender....
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Hospitalist joins UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown’s medical staff

Dr. Austin Knott, MD, has joined UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown in Marshalltown, IA. Dr. Knott completed his undergraduate work at Ouachita Baptist University, his medical schooling at St. Louis University and his residencies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr....
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Ask the Expert - Why Are Yearly Mammograms Important?

Each year, more than one million people are diagnosed with breast cancer. In the United States, breast cancer accounts for more than 230,000 cases each year and is responsible for more than 40,000 deaths. One in eight women will be diagnosed. Those facts are brought to you by Anusha Reddy...
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Nutrition 101: MyPlate Food Guide

MyPlate Food Guide MARSHALLTOWN— In 2011, the MyPlate food guide replaced the USDA’s MyPyramid guide. The MyPlate food guide takes on a more visual approach to portray what a balanced, healthy meal looks like. It emphasizes the importance of incorporating a variety of foods as well as portion control. This...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Presents Ladies Night Out

Marshalltown Medical Park is hosting Ladies Night Out, complete with appetizers, mingling and 3D mammograms. Schedule a yearly mammogram any time between 5-8 p.m. Oct. 12 and plan to share the evening with your friends, sister or neighbors. UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Medical Park is located at 55 Central Iowa...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Offering Walk-In Mammograms

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Medical Park is offering walk-in mammograms throughout the month of October. Women can complete their yearly mammogram without an appointment between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday in October at 55 Central Iowa Dr. in Marshalltown. Call...
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Partnering for Complete Heart Care

Toledo resident Lynn Shepard, 69, experienced chest pain for about seven to eight months. It would come and go so he didn’t think much of it — until suddenly it became more intense. “I went to see my doctor and had an EKG," recalls Lynn. “They read the results and...
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