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Hospital Status Friday Afternoon

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Update Friday, July 20, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown’s Emergency Department has moved from the main hospital campus to the South Campus Medical Park, 55 Central Iowa Dr. and will be open 24/7. The Urgent Care, also located on the South Campus remains...
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UPDATE: Hospital Status

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Emergency Department has moved to the Medical Park at 55 Central Iowa Drive and is open 24/7. All services and departments on the main hospital campus are closed today, July 20. All elective surgeries, procedures and appointments are canceled. All UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown employees scheduled...
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Nutrition 101: Grill Safely this Summer

By Nancy Schive, R.D., L.D. Summer is officially here, and the 4th of July holiday is upon us. Cooking outdoors can be a healthy summer activity shared with family and friends. However, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use...
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Summer Safety Tips for Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke Prevention

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke Prevention It is the dog days of summer, which means the heat index could likely hit 100 degrees or more. And, while the temperature outside is rising, so is the temperature inside your body, which can lead to heat exhaustion or even heatstroke if not monitored...
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Nutrition 101: National Dairy Month

By Jacque Janning, Dietetic Intern You can start your summer off right in unison with National Dairy Month! Dairy is such a versatile food group, yet many individuals aren’t meeting the daily recommendations. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend that people from age nine and older consume three servings of low-fat...
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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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