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New Medicare Card, Same Old Scammers

Des Moines, Iowa - New, more secure Medicare cards are being mailed to Medicare participants. The new number will be unique to every person with Medicare. The old cards are being replaced because they were based on a person’s Social Security number. Scammers sometimes use Social Security numbers to try...
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Blood Pressure Guidelines Lowered

Nearly half of Americans are considered to have high blood pressure after new guidelines issued last fall by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology lowered the threshold for hypertension. “The previous guideline defined systolic blood pressure from 130 to 139 and diastolic blood pressure from 80 to...
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Nutrition 101: Food Allergies on the Rise

By Emma Wright, RD, LD Food allergies are serious and potentially life-threatening medical conditions that affect more than 15 million Americans. One out of every 13 children has a food allergy. Food allergies and sensitivities are illnesses that affect certain individuals when eating various foods or food ingredients. The most...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Wound Healing Center Recognized with National President’s Circle Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

MARSHALLTOWN – UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered Monday, May 1 to celebrate the President’s Circle award which was given to UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Wound Healing Center in recognition of a Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence with outstanding performance. This Center has achieved...
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Best Types of Baby Products for Active Parents

Having a baby changes your life, but that doesn’t mean you stop doing the things you love – nor should you! Whether you crave long runs or hitting biking trails, you don’t have to choose between staying active or time with your little one. Janna Day, pediatric injury prevention coordinator...
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April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month SANE Spotlight

What does SANE stand for and what does a SANE nurse do? - Kristyn SANE stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. SANE nurses care for patients who have been sexually assaulted or abused. SANE nurses have specialized education and training and work in collaboration with the patient, law enforcement, advocates,...
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How to Improve Life with Walking

Walking is a simple exercise that doesn’t require any equipment, gym membership or expensive workout clothes. But, is walking good exercise? Brenda Husemann, ARNP, UnityPoint Health, assures us walking is great exercise. She tells us the benefits of walking, recommendations to help you develop a walking routine and a few...
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UnityPoint Health Identified as Top Place to Work in Health Care

UnityPoint Health believes in making the best work environments possible for our over 30,000 team members in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Now, that work is being recognized by Becker’s Healthcare. The publication has identified UnityPoint Health as one of 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare. The list features hospitals,...
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