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Featured Pediatrics Heads Up! Why Every Parent and Coach Should Know How to Spot a Concussion Head injuries can happen to kids of any age. Your parental instincts are important in identifying the signs of a concussion. Family Medicine How to Choose Your Family Doctor With so many doctors in Des Moines, it can be hard finding the right one. Follow these tips to choose the right family physician for your crew. Men's Center Men's Health Stats You Need to Know It's Men's Health Month, and we're exploring a few staggering men's health statistics. Family Medicine Stay Safe Outside this Summer & Know the Signs of Heat-Related Illness While heat poses a risk, the real threat comes with high humidity. Listen to your body and watch for telltale signs of those around you. Pediatrics Why Your Child Needs a Physical Every Year An annual physical exam isn't just for school or sports — it's important for your child's health. Obstetrics & Gynecology 7 Questions New Moms Have About Breastfeeding for the First Time Babies come with a lot of questions — starting with how to feed them. Get answers to the most common queries mothers have about nursing their newborns. Family Medicine Vaping is No Longer Just a Teenage Trend — It's a Health Crisis There's nothing cool about the health effects of e-cigarettes. The nicotine, toxic chemicals and cancer-causing ingredients are downright dangerous. Primary Care Why You Should Explore Integrative Medicine Integrative medicine is the crossroads between traditional medical practices and alternative, holistic therapies. Here's how it works for patients. Pediatrics How to Choose Your Pediatrician Looking for a pediatrician? Follow these steps to find the right provider for you and yours. Primary Care How to Spot a Stroke: 5 Sure Signs and 4 Life-Saving Letters Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Simply knowing what to watch for and what to do can save a life. Internal Medicine How Much Exercise Do I Actually Need? Americans are more sedentary than they should be. Getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week has big health benefits. Internal Medicine What's the Best Diet for Weight Loss? Diet trends come and go. New research shows the best diet plan is the one that works for you.
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