Health in Ottumwa, IA

The CDC releases concussion protocols for youth covering diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. A UnityPoint Health sports medicine expert explains key points for caretakers.

Do you know a video game addict? Find out answers to questions about gaming disorders from a UnityPoint Health addiction specialist and a pediatrician.

UnityPoint Health answers what you want to know about getting off birth control, plus gives you peace of mind about trying to get pregnant.

Search a collection of 8,000-plus easy recipes and discover what's trending and popular now. Find gluten-free, heart-healthy, vegetarian, vegan, Instant Pot, slow cooker, sheet pan, seafood recipes, and more. Or if you're simply looking for a healthy chicken dinner, you'll find that, too.

UnityPoint Health is standing out for tackling big health care challenges. The health system accepted a prestigious award for health care delivery.

Schools are a hotbed of germs. UnityPoint Health identifies 5 places germs spread at school and explains why handwashing is the key to preventing this.

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, Concord Regional VNA helps community members remain independent, manage their condition, improve their quality ...

Potty training is a daunting task and the transition to underwear isn't easy. UnityPoint Health provides 7 doctor-recommended potty training tips.

Most people have felt anxious or depressed. But, when are symptoms unhealthy? Plus, UnityPoint Health answers, "Is anxiety a mood disorder?"

Always out of breath? UnityPoint Health clarifies what's normal and what's not for shortness of breath, including when it's time to be seen by a doctor.

Seriously, it doesn't get any easier that these quick blender recipes, including our new favorite chocolate pudding.

One thing you can't control during pregnancy: preeclampsia. UnityPoint Health covers the diagnosis and takeaways you need to know for preeclampsia treatment.

Meet Christen Sewell, who enjoys a good challenge. And early in her career, she shouldered a big one when she became manager of oncology and infusion services at the brand new cancer center at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. As a highly trained radiation therapist, she is a front-line veteran...read more

Our experts explain why you want to choose a health food over a brewed tea. How to support a healthy gut full of good bacteria and probiotics from a clinical perspective.

Sports drinks and energy drinks are popular, but they aren't the best choice for hydration. Water is the best thirst quencher!

If you're not feeling great, you want to get into the doctor quickly. Find out 4 insider tips to make your visit more convenient.

How do vaccines work? UnityPoint Health answers, plus which vaccines have live viruses and 3 reasons to stick with the recommended vaccine schedule.

What is acetaminophen? What is ibuprofen? Which is an anti-inflammatory drug and which is a fever reducer?

Urgent Care clinics offer walk-in and after-hours care for non-emergency situations. Find an Urgent Care clinic near you in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro.

UnityPoint Clinic providers talk about the benefits and risks of the mainstream fizzy, black tea.

Roxanne shares how PEMF Cellular Exercise helped her deal with Lyme Disease. She was able to stop taking both pain killers and muscle relaxers after a couple...

Eric Crowell, President and Chief Executive Officer of UnityPoint Health® - Des Moines, has announced he will retire July 1.

Battling a sore throat can be extremely uncomfortable, and it can be hard to tell whether you're fighting a virus or dealing with a case of strep throat.

Tips on how to be a safe tourist throughout your summer vacations: staying safe in summer heat, large crowds and on the go.

By Keith Rhodes, American Red Cross North Texas Region CEO Every father wants to do the best he can for his children, and we often wonder if our efforts are good ...