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Bedtime: How Much Sleep Should Your Child Be Getting?

Bedtime – Help Your Child Get Their Best Rest Back to school schedules are in full gear as we settle in to new routines. As parents, you know how important sleep is to growth and development for healthy kids. Here are a few tips to help your child rest for success: What Happens When Your […]

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Understanding Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues

“I just had a baby. Why do I feel so down? Why am I not filled with joy?” Believe it or not, this is not unusual. You are not alone – roughly 50 to 80 percent of women go through what is called “baby blues”. This is an emotional condition causing tearfulness, self-doubt, worry, unhappiness, […]

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Tips for Avoiding Heat Exhaustion

Summer is a time for fun, but it can also pose hazards such as extreme heat. Between 2006 and 2010, more than 3,000 people died from heat-related illnesses according to UptoDate. Taking appropriate precautions and having heat awareness can make all the difference in keeping you and your family safe. One important precaution: Always check […]

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Unexpected Illness or Injury? Choose UnityPoint Urgent Care

Summertime is full of fun activities for you and your family. Whether you’re spending the last few weeks hanging out at the pool or gearing up for fall sports, you have your hands (and calendar) full. Unfortunately, illnesses, accidents, and injuries have a way of happening when you least expect them. The good news is […]

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What is a Med-Peds Physician?

Med-Peds Physicians provide a new kind of care for people who experienced complex childhood conditions as children.  Dr. Ryan Tomlinson is one of only two Med-Peds primary care physician licensed in the state of Iowa and serving the Des Moines metro. His training makes him uniquely equipped to work with kids and adults with lifelong conditions. […]

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Don’t Miss “Smurfs: The Lost Village” at The Color Run Des Moines!

Do you know what makes The Color Run’s “happiest 5K on the planet” even happier? When you add in the Smurfs! Register for a fun-filled and colorful morning when you join runners and their families for The Des Moines Color Run.  Join the Smurfs on their biggest adventure yet at  The Des Moines Color Run […]

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