Health in West des Moines, IA

Pooping, it's one of the many things that could change with pregnancy. See the 5 bowel issues you might encounter.

UnityPoint Health explains differences in types of lubricants and lube alternatives. Plus, when and what to use based on your life stage & sexual needs.

When 48-year-old Kelly Halsted started experiencing fatigue and shortness of breath, she brushed it off as a head cold. But, really it was much more.

Casey Kennedy began dreaming of a military career when she was a child. In fact, she still has a piece of paper from grade school outlining her plans to join the Navy. Kennedy ended up committing to the Nebraska Army National Guard and served for five years. Within the National Guard, Kennedy chose to honor her late great grandfather’s legacy and protect fellow service members as a member of the military police force.

Debra Sawyer began her professional career as an accountant. Now, she is the proud owner of 21 Sport Clips locations across Virginia and Florida.

1% of people go gluten-free, not for some diet fad, but because they have to for their health.

Tom Henderson spent years tied to a dialysis machine. With a new kidney from an organ donor, he can look forward to many more years untethered.

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data for Pulmonary Embolism hospitalizations in Iowa to rank 30 day readmissions by all hospitals in Iowa by the hospital. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.

Dexur analyzed Oct 2015 to Sep 2018 Medicare claims data for Cardiac Valve & Cardiothoracic surgeries in Iowa to rank length of stay (LOS) in the ICU at all hospitals in Iowa. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.

The jury found Officer Jonathan Aledda guilty of culpable negligence but found him not guilty on two counts of attempted manslaughter.

With our 24/7 NurseNow line, you’ll ensure your employees get quick and quality care, to be back at their best in no time.

How can you implement experience design in your fitness club? Find out how Precor can help you deliver an end-to-end experience that delivers the most value to your members.

UnityPoint Health pilots real-time patient survey option, making providing feedback easier and more convenient than ever before.

Dr. Mark Isaacson shows the progression of an arthritic knee and talks about conservative and replacement options.

★★★★★ They do such an amazing job! Miracle workers for memory and brain training! Such kind owners as well! I’d highly recommend not only for kids, but adults and elderly also!

The Mead's previous primary care provider moved way, which can lead to a lot of stress with the sense of having to start over. But, this change was a blessing in disguise.

Princeton professor Uwe E. Reinhardt writes about why he visits the overseas graves of U.S. warriors: On Memorial Day or any other day, the cemeteries for those Americans who fell in battle offer profound lessons.

With different SPFs, UVA and UVB rays, expiration dates & brands, picking a sunscreen is tough. UnityPoint Health identifies sunscreen fact or fiction.

Most parents are unaware of one of the most common genetic disorders until their child is diagnosed.

Snorty Talkers: Could Your Child Have Hypernasality
Does your child make a snorting sound when talking? Does he sound nasally when he talks? These symptoms, as well as liquid coming out of his nose and/or a speech impediment, could be signs of hypernasality
With hypernasality, too much air comes through the nose when the child speaks. When this happens, the excess air interferes with speech—causing odd…

MyUnityPoint, our patient portal, provides you with your health information & improves communication. Plus, updates make it easier to sign up.

★★★★★ Our daughter had weaknesses that we were seeing in school and social situations. After going through the RX program we saw significant improvement in school, sports and social situations. Our trainer Michelle was wonderful and had an instant connection with our daughter. I highly recommend this program.

4 of 10 people in the U.S. are likely vitamin D deficient. If you're deficient, you probably don't feel very well. The good news is, it's an easy fix.

Often confused with acupuncture, this trigger point therapy relieves your pain in a different way.

Debbie Simon, former CEO of UnityPoint Health - Peoria, had a life changing experience at 16. It was a moment that humbled her and defined how she chose to lead and live. offers the best in beauty: skincare, makeup, nail care, hair care, salon and spa, Pro Secrets and the hottest new trends in beauty.

A heart attack and triple bypass surgery couldn't stop Craig Gaumer from keeping a promise to his daughter.

People in the LGBTQ community will be able to find specialty medical care in central Iowa.

If you've got a congestion or itchy eyes, you may have a seasonal or environmental allergy. Learn how to differentiate between the two and how to treat allergies effectively.