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LiveWell Talk On... podcasts by UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids are designed to educate, inform and empower listeners to live their healthiest lives.

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June 28, 2022 10 min

Amy Vincent, MSN, ARNP, a new clinician at St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic, joins Dr. Arnold to talk about her background, clinical interests, personal interests, what led her to UnityPoint Health and much more.

To schedule an appointment with Amy, call St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic at (319) 364-7101 or visit unitypoint.org.

This is the second episode in a new segment on the podcast called "New Clinician Spotlight." In th...

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Phil Decker, who is battling stage IV colon cancer with the help of his team at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, returns to the podcast to talk about his experience at the Boston Marathon in April, give an update on his cancer journey and discuss his plans for the future as he continues to raise awareness about colon cancer.

For information on Phil's upcoming fundraisers visit https://tell5friends.org/how-to-help

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Using advanced technologies and treatments our UnityPoint Health heart care teams treat a wide variety of patients for matters of the heart.

Learn more about heart care at St. Luke's  at unitypoint.org/heartcare.

Speaker: Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, medical director, St. Luke's Heart Care Services

Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29IvOGf1K6I

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Learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke. If you have any of these symptoms go the nearest ER as soon as possible.

Learn more about our hospital at unitypoint.org

Speaker: Karen Gonzalez, RN, BSN, Stroke Coordinator

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Va7VMmXZPQ

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June 17, 2022 4 min

In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold talks about what we're seeing in the hospital and the community, the latest on the Moderna vaccine receiving initial approval for kids age 6 and up, and a recent study from Japan showing a link between obesity rate and COVID-19 deaths per one million residents.

Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedure...

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As part of its commitment as a leader in providing the most comprehensive and cutting-edge heart care to Eastern Iowans, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is investing $25 million in expanding its Heart and Vascular services within the Nassif Heart Center to support the innovation and expertise of the largest group of cardiovascular providers and continue to offer the most advanced heart care in Cedar Rapids.

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Jen Hutchinson, DNP, ARNP, AGNP-BC, a new clinician at UnityPoint Clinic Internal Medicine - Hiawatha, joins Dr. Arnold to talk about her background, clinical interests, personal interests, what led her to UnityPoint Health and much more.

To schedule an appointment with Jen, call UnityPoint Clinic Internal Medicine - Hiawatha at (319) 362-0200 or visit unitypoint.org.

This is the first episode in a new segment on the podcast called &...

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On Monday, St. Luke's announced plans to invest $25 million in the expansion of heart and vascular services within the Nassif Heart Center. In this episode, Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, St. Luke's Heart Care Services medical director, and Dr. David Lawrence, vascular surgeon with PCI and St. Luke's, return to the podcast to discuss the expansion and what this means for heart and vascular patients in our community.

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Dr. Dinah Conti, UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics, returns to the podcast to discuss the topic of gender. 

Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! 

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Jeremy Hague, RN, manager of St. Luke's Outpatient Infusion Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss services provided by the Outpatient Infusion Center, as well as the crucial role the department played during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health...

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May 27, 2022 8 min

In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold discusses what we're seeing in the hospital and the community, the latest on Paxlovid, new findings from a recent study on Ivermectin, Monkey Pox and more. 

Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question...

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Dr. Ryan Sundermann, St. Luke's ER medical director, returns to the podcast to discuss stroke signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention of strokes.

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Remember to B.E.F.A.S.T.!

  • B – is for Balance. Do you notice someone has a change in balance like not being able to sit or stand upright? This may be sign of a stroke.
  • E – is for Eyes. Someone having a stroke may suddenly begin to lose vision in one or...
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    Dr. Omar Akhtar, orthopedic surgeon at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the latest in joint replacement surgery. They also cover the most common joints that need to be replaced, recovery process, and what other orthopedic surgery advances Dr. Akhtar sees on the horizon. 

    To learn more about join replacement with Mako, visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/services-joint-care-2.aspx 

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    Dr. Michael Hummel, interventional radiologist at Radiology Consultants of Iowa, returns to the podcast to discuss uterine fibroids. He and Dr. Arnold cover symptoms, risk factors and the benefits of treatment through uterine fibroid embolization. 

    Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at Un...

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    May 13, 2022 5 min

    In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold discusses the hospital reinstituting its mask mandate, and the metric by which the decision was made. 

    Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! 

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    Dr. Stanley Mathew, Rehabilitation medical director, returns to the podcast to discuss Fibromyalgia. He and Dr. Arnold talk about signs, symptoms, treatment and more. 

    For more info about treatment in Cedar Rapids, call (319) 369-7331 or visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/services-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation.aspx 

    For more info about treatment in Dubuque, visit unitypoint.org/painservices. 

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    Dr. Ryan Sundermann, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital ER medical director, explains what it means to "BE FAST." And why it matters when it comes to the onset of a stroke!

    B- Balance
    E- Eyes
    F - Face
    A- Arm
    S - Speech
    T- Time

    Most importantly time is critical in the event of a stroke. For every second a stroke is occurring, brain cells die. In other words, time is brain! Call 911 and seek emergency help right away.

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    Chelsea Moody, RN, and Kayleigh Grace, RN, labor and delivery nurses at St. Luke's, join the podcast along with their little ones, MacKay and Lucy, to discuss what it is like to be a mom working in healthcare, striking a work-life balance and having your friends and co-workers with you while delivering. 

    To learn more about St. Luke's Birth Care services, visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/maternity.aspx 

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    Kevin Komenda, senior physical therapist at St. Luke's, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss rehabilitation for stroke patients, common post-stroke issues, types of therapy and much more. 

    To learn more about rehab services at St. Luke's, call St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehab at (319) 369-7331. 

    Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and proced...

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    April 29, 2022 7 min

    In this edition of The Mailbag, Dr. Arnold answers questions from listeners on the topics of sleep, celery and masking. 

    Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! 

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