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Nutrition 101: National Heart Month

MARSHALLTOWN—Since 1963, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month to encourage Americans to take action in the fight against heart disease. Each year, 1 in 4 deaths are attributed to heart disease, making heart disease the leading cause of death in the United States. You can significantly decrease your...
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UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown begins offering Nephrology (Kidney) services

MARSHALLTOWN – UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown will begin offering Nephrology services the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the afternoons beginning January 11, 2018. UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Nephrology is located on the third floor of the clinic building at 405 E. Main Street, Marshalltown. Dr. Vinay Kantamneni...
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Lung Cancer Causes You're Exposed to Everyday

If you don’t smoke, you probably don’t spend a lot of time worrying about lung cancer risks. While smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, it’s not the only one. Radiation oncologist Andrew Nish, MD, UnityPoint Health, explains the lung cancer causes you could be exposed to everyday, plus...
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Childhood Obesity & How to Deal with It (Infographic)

Childhood obesity is the most common chronic medical condition impacting about 12.7 million youth in our country. Pediatrician Jennifer Groos, MD, UnityPoint Health, says about one-third of the kids who walk through the doors at her clinic are overweight or obese. A child’s growth can put them at risk for...
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Nutrition 101: New Year, New Focus

By: Emma Wright, RD, LD at UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown As 2017 has come to an end, it’s time for 2018 New Year’s resolutions. While most are made with the best intentions, they don’t always tend to stick with us. Some goals we set for ourselves may be unachievable, to...
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How to Bundle Your Baby: Winter Safety

During the winter cold, it can be difficult to keep yourself warm and healthy, let alone the little ones in your care. Deb Oldakowski, RN, BSN, UnityPoint Health, offers tips to keep babies safe throughout this season. Keeping Baby Warm While Sleeping Infants aren’t able to regulate their body temperature...
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Sugar: A Sneaky Addiction

To say Andrew Nish, MD, UnityPoint Health, is extremely passionate about sugar is putting it mildly. He firmly believes sugar is the root of many major health issues. He categorizes sugar as a “metabolic disaster,” saying how we’re eating today is not the ideal diet for our genetic makeup. Dr....
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Provider-Recommended Toys for Development

Finishing up last-minute holiday shopping? If you still have gifts to buy for the kids on your list, Cynthia Hockman, ARNP, MS, CPNP, UnityPoint Health, recommends the following developmental toys for babies and toddlers to make play fun and educational. Infants: 0-4 Months “Babies prepare for developmental achievements during their...
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