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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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An Iowa Beach Vacation: Honey Creek Resort

Living in land-locked Iowa, there aren’t a ton of options for a beach vacation, right? Wrong! You can enjoy your very own beach vacation in the timespan of Moana (well, if you drive fast and don’t break for the bathroom). How’s that possible you ask? Take a road trip to the fantastic Honey Creek Resort […]

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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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