I’m not a competitive person. I didn’t do many sports in high school, and I haven’t encouraged my children to be overly involved in sports. It’s a world I know little about and, frankly, sometimes I’m too intimidated by...
When children have problems in their esophagus or moving food through their gastrointestinal tract, receiving an accurate diagnosis can be a challenge. MercyOne recently acquired the EndoFLIP, a state-of-the-art minimally invasive diagnostic tool. This imaging technology allows them to look...
I’m going to share a little secret with you… Diets don’t work. Sure, you may lose a few pounds at first… but your chances of keeping that weight off for more than 5 years is less than 5%.  In fact,...
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How to Cook Pork

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One of your top goals when preparing food for your family is to make sure it is safe. One thing moms should always be sure of is the temperature at which meat should be cooked. Cook Pork to the Best...
“He just needs to toughen up.” “Big kids don’t cry.” Before I understood what it meant to be a sensitive child, I assumed my job as mom was to “toughen him up”. I would listen to him go from feeling happy...
There have been a lot of Big Feelings around our house this year: rage, sadness, joy, and confusion, among others. The kids have been emotional, too.   More and more Iowa schools are recognizing these feelings and the need to explicitly and...
It's a myth that you'll always be motivated to work out. That's just not the case. It really comes down to two things: habits and consistency.  Motivation comes and goes. But when you have created the habit of exercise it...
August means one thing: all things back to school! From shopping for school supplies, finding out teacher assignments, and squeezing in all those last-minute school physicals, dentist appointments, and vision exams! August also is National Children’s Vision Month. Did...
What to know about necrotizing enterocolitis, a gastrointestinal disease commonly found in preemies and newborns. Fragile newborn babies may require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit.  Sometimes during their hospitalization, a baby’s health will take a sudden dip....
You don't need to fear the water when you are with your kids, but you do need to take precautions so everyone is safe and has a good time. Here are water safety tips for families from The Iowa...

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Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide

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The Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide is here to help you find the best dentist for your child. All local pediatric dentists compiled in one place.
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