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...
It’s no secret this year has been tough on all of us. I know I’m not alone in saying I’ve been feeling stressed out and anxious. Really stressed and really anxious. I recently realized I’ve only felt this way...
Managing life through continual changes can be a struggle for adults and children, and as school resumes – either online or in-person – our kids are once again working to establish a new normal. How can you help your child...
No parent wants to hear that his or her child has a cavity. You may wonder if you’ve done anything wrong or be unsure whether a child cavity in a baby tooth really needs filling. Dr. Nick Waage, Dr. Hans,...

In + Around Des Moines

What to Do in Des Moines February 2021

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Who loves family fun? We do!! From to-go craft kits you can complete at home to live performances and outdoor activities, there is big...