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What's New - 2017 Archive

How to Bundle Your Baby: Winter Safety

During the winter cold, it can be difficult to keep yourself warm and healthy, let alone the little ones in your care. Deb Oldakowski, RN, BSN, UnityPoint Health, offers tips to keep babies safe throughout this season. Keeping Baby Warm While Sleeping Infants aren’t able to regulate their body temperature...
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Sugar: A Sneaky Addiction

To say Andrew Nish, MD, UnityPoint Health, is extremely passionate about sugar is putting it mildly. He firmly believes sugar is the root of many major health issues. He categorizes sugar as a “metabolic disaster,” saying how we’re eating today is not the ideal diet for our genetic makeup. Dr....
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Provider-Recommended Toys for Development

Finishing up last-minute holiday shopping? If you still have gifts to buy for the kids on your list, Cynthia Hockman, ARNP, MS, CPNP, UnityPoint Health, recommends the following developmental toys for babies and toddlers to make play fun and educational. Infants: 0-4 Months “Babies prepare for developmental achievements during their...
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Do You Really Get Sick from Being Cold?

Your mom always told you not to go outside in the cold with wet hair and to bundle up when heading out in the bitter temperatures – otherwise, you’d end up with an illness. So, do you really get sick from being cold? Shannon Fecher, ARNP, UnityPoint Health, answers this...
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Nutrition 101: Snacking, a Do or a Don't?

By Jessica da Silva, RD, LD at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN— Snacking now accounts for one-quarter of American’s daily calorie intake! Snacking has been the subject of a lot of research. Most of the results have been inconclusive. Whether you believe snacking can help control appetite or whether it...
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Urology is Coming to UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown!

Beginning November 30th, UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown will now offer Urology services on Thursdays out of the Multi-Specialty department located at 405 E. Main St. located on the 3rd floor. Dr. Daniel Lee, Dr. Eric Andresen, Dr. Eric Askeland and Michelle Nepple, PA will provide urology services at UnityPoint Health...
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When Cold Hands and Feet Point to Larger Circulation Problems

Do you often have cold hands and feet? You might brush it off as needing to throw on an extra layer. But, as Himanshu Tandon, MD, cardiologist practicing at UnityPoint Health, explains, cold hands and feet may point to circulation problems. “Circulation trouble consists of reduced blood flow to a...
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Nutrition 101: Diabetes is a Famiy Affair

By Nancy Schive, clinical dietitian, diabetes educator at UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN - Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. If you are living with diabetes or have a loved one with the disease, family support is very important when it comes to...
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Local Wound Healing Center Aims to Raise Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

MARSHALLTOWN – The Wound Healing Center at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign from October 30 to November 3. One of Healogics-managed Centers; UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Wound Healing Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic...
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