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Nutrition 101: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

This year’s theme and key message set forth by the International Diabetes Federation is Diabetes: Protect Your Family. Detecting, preventing and managing diabetes does involve everyone in the family. Did you know? One in every two people with diabetes is undiagnosed? Early diagnosis and treatment are key to helping prevent...
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Celebrating ER Nurses Week

Have you thanked a nurse lately? Well, here’s your opportunity because this is ER Nurses Week, and UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown is celebrating all the wonderful people who provide care in the most urgent circumstances. The neatest thank you gift RN Megan Heise ever received didn’t cost a thing. It...
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Sabic joins IMPACT Team Servicing the Iowa Veterans Home

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown welcomes Elvis Sabic, ARNP, to the IMPACT team that began servicing the Iowa Veterans Home’s 500-plus bed facility in September. Sabic, a graduate of the Allen College in Waterloo, is board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has clinical experience in family practice, urgent...
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Nutrition 101: Bone Health is More Than Just Calcium

We all realize calcium is important for bone health. Most of us know that Vitamin D is needed, as well. However, your skeletal health is also affected by several other vitamins and minerals in your diet, many that you probably don’t even think about. With October 13-20 being the global...
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Ambulance Service Celebrates 50 Years in October

Photo (credit Jay Carollo): A 1970 photo of the International Harvester ambulance purchased by the Marshalltown Area Community Hospital ambulance service that was managed by Darwin Prochaska (shown at the rear of the vehicle). It’s been nearly 50 years since the ambulance service at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown started caring...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown CHNA Survey

To better serve surrounding communities, UnityPoint Health® – Marshalltown hospital is asking residents of Marshall, Tama and Grundy counties to identify community health needs with a new online survey. Non-profit hospitals nationwide conduct and publish health needs surveys every three years, and these surveys help hospitals assess and prioritize clinical...
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Nutrition 101: Experts Agree on Limiting Trans Fats

With all the conflicting nutrition information available, making healthy choices can be confusing. One topic all experts agree on is trans fats – they have no known health benefits and should be limited in our diet as much as possible. According to the American Heart Association, there are small amounts...
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DAISY Award Winner: Penny Hoffman

Penny Hoffman has dedicated her nursing career to the Marshalltown community. Now, everyone is giving back. Hoffman has been named the latest recipient of the Daisy Award, which rewards excellence in nursing and recognizes the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. From an early age,...
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