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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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Fighting the Flu Begins with You

Each fall, you’re hit with tons of messages about receiving your flu shot. But, as a relatively healthy person, YOU surely don’t need one. Stephen Rinderknecht, DO, UnityPoint Health, explains how the annual flu vaccine keeps you healthy, common reactions to the flu shot and how effective it is in...
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11 Bonding Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Kangaroo Care

“Kangaroo care” and “skin-to-skin” are common phrases expectant and new parents learn, but while it’s easy to guess what they mean, why do they matter? UnityPoint Health Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Kellie Gebauer-Steinick, explains the benefits of kangaroo care and skin-to-skin contact, for both babies and parents. Plus, she offers tips...
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Water vs. Sports Drinks: What's Best for our Bodies

As the temperatures heat up, many of us find ourselves reaching for a cool drink to stay hydrated. When is it appropriate to grab a sports or electrolyte drink, and when is it best to go with water? Andrew Nish, MD, UnityPoint Health, helps us understand what the best drinks...
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Do I Have a Food Allergy or Intolerance?

Do you regularly experiencing stomach or digestive issues after eating certain foods? Depending on the foods leading to your discomfort and symptoms, you may have a food allergy or intolerance. UnityPoint Health Dietitian, Allison Rossow, RDLD, breaks down the differences between food allergies and intolerances, plus steps to get tested....
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Nutrition 101: New Food Labels to Include Added Sugars

Very few people read food labels. What’s more, a Nielsen study showed that only 41 percent of consumers understand what they are reading on the Nutrition Facts label. That isn’t a lot of people, considering the current food label has been in use for more than 20 years. This is...
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