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Nov 30

The 12 Ways to Health

Learn how to stay safe and healthy with this festive song, sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas! (click on this link to hear the following words being sung!). 1. The first way to health, said the CDC to me Wash hands to be safe and healthy. 2. The second way to […]

Nov 27

Talk, Read and Sing to Your Newborn!

Just before parents leave the hospital with their newborn for the first time, doctors go through a list of discharge instructions, including guidelines for how to keep their baby healthy and safe. As families return to pediatricians for regular wellness checks, there is one topic that many pediatricians never address, yet one physician-scientist says should […]

Oct 19

Mental Health Services Offered by VA

The Mental Health Service Line of VA Central Iowa Health Care System offers comprehensive services to eligible veterans in the Des Moines, Knoxville, Mason City, Ft. Dodge, Marshalltown and Carroll clinics. Services are delivered by licensed health care professionals including Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, RNs, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Peer Support Specialists as […]

Oct 18

AFM Information from Iowa Department of Public Health

Two potential cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health in 2018. Both cases were in children (one in Western Iowa, one in Central Iowa). Neither child died. AFM is a serious condition that causes weakness in the arms and legs. There are several potential causes of […]