October may be Breast Health Awareness Month, but breast health is something that is important year-round. We talked to Dr. Rachel Preisser, a radiologist at The Iowa Clinic's West Des Moines Campus, about breast health and mammograms. She answered our...
If you were born with a uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, this post is for you. As women, we live in a weight-obsessed culture. This is evidenced through the conversations we hear at work, the ads that pop up...
Midwives have been around as long as women have been giving birth. Historically, midwives were in the community to support women to deliver their babies. Their experience and knowledge came from the wisdom that was passed down from midwife...
Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You’ve been exercising, eating right, doing all the things for your health and you just know you’ve lost weight because your clothes are fitting better and if you can...
After wearing glasses for over 25 years I decided to get Lasik eye surgery last year. Here is a bit about my decision to ditch my glasses and how I am doing a year later.I first got...
Looking for a pediatrician in Des Moines? Here's a guide to Des Moines pediatricians and family medicine physicians to help you choose.
It’s hard to imagine ever forgetting what life is like right now: the stresses, the challenges, a new normal that evolves daily, the fleeting joys, the endlessness of it all. But, and I say this with every ounce of hope...

Mom’s Time to Smile

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Mom, how many times have you put yourself on the back burner? You want or need something, but you don’t get it because you always put the kids or your spouse first. Old-fashioned mom guilt prevents many of us...
Cold and flu season is here. If you have questions about getting the flu shot or whether anything is different this year due to the COVID-19 virus, we’ve got answers. We talked to Dr. Adam Secory, a pediatrician at...
School is starting, bringing new routines and more reasons than ever to stay healthy and boost your immune system. As a nutritionist, I believe we should always try to live our healthiest life, but now more than ever we...

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Life With Braces

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You walk out of the orthodontist’s office excited. Braces are on! You did it. Now what? Coming home after getting your braces on can...