I recently got a concussion at work as the result of some really bad luck and even worse timing between myself and a heavy metal door. Having no previous experience with concussions I learned some things and wanted to...
Dr. Michelle Ewest with Blank Children's Developmental Center talks about ADHD in children.
No parent wants to hear that his or her child has a cavity. As a parent, you may wonder if you’ve done something wrong or be unsure whether a child cavity in a baby tooth really needs filling. Dr. Nick...
When first-time mom Libby Heinz received a brochure and recommendations from some of her mom friends to use Midwife Services of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, she decided to try it out. Not having an OB/GYN in Des Moines,...
I feel all the mom guilt when my kids get sick. And lately, I feel like they are sick all the time. I know it’s cold and flu season and the middle of another brutal Iowa winter, but I...
The unfortunate truth is that many of us have been touched by suicide, whether by someone we loved, someone we knew, or even hearing about it in the news or social media. The other unfortunate truth is that our...
February 3 is National Wear Red Day. It is designed to bring awareness to heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for women in the United States. As a healthy mom of two, heart disease wasn't on my...
If you're in Iowa, you know all too well the slump of the winter months. Increase in illness in ourselves and our kids, snow days, negative degree weather, and icy/snowy roads leads many of us to hunker in and...
2022 was a year. Literally. It was stressful, beautiful, exciting, heartbreaking, and overwhelming. It was 365 days of the highest highs, the lowest lows, and a wide range of emotions in between. At the end of each year, I can’t help but...
Anyone else finding it hard to believe it’s going to be 2023 soon?! I feel like I’m still stuck in 2020. As the year winds down, I always go into reflective mode. These are a few lessons I journaled about...

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