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Nutrition 101: This December, Try Sugar Substitutes

This time of year, there are plenty of treats available. Starting with the end of October and culminating in January, we are surrounded by all sorts of sugary treats. It’s no wonder we tend to pack on the pounds this time of year and are ready to start new diets...
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A Letter From Our CEO

To Our Patients and Communities at UnityPoint Health, In June 2019, we announced a potential partnership with Sanford Health, a health system based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After months of serious consideration, UnityPoint Health and Sanford Health have decided not to move forward with a formal partnership at this...
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Dr. Milt VanGundy Retiring from Wound Healing Center

MARSHALLTOWN – On December 4, Dr. Milt VanGundy is retiring from a lifetime of services to the Marshalltown medical community. And he’s taking with him a legacy of pioneering change and mentoring future doctors. Dr. VanGundy has been a part of Marshalltown’s medical landscape for the past 45 years. In...
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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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