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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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May 20, 2022 17 min

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. 

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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. 

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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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Husband and wife duo, Drs. Anthony Eschliman and Dr. Amy Smolucha, OB/GYNs at Eastern Iowa Health Center and St. Luke's Hospital, join Dr. Arnold to discuss some of the most common pregnancy myths. Should pregnant women eat for two? Does the shape of the belly indicate the baby's gender? Will exercise induce premature labor? Get answers to all these and more!

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April 22, 2022 7 min

In this update, Dr. Arnold discusses the latest on COVID-19 in the hospital and the community, when second booster shots should be given, and recent changes in masking guidance, including at St. Luke's Hospital. 

If you are provider who has prescribed, or a patient who has received Paxlovid, Pfizer's COVID-19  antiviral medication, Dr. Arnold would be interested in hearing about your experience so he can share it with other ...

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Dr. Ryan Dempewolf, physician at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Ear, Nose and Throat, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss head and neck cancer signs, symptoms, screening, treatment and more. 

The Nassif Community Cancer Center is offering a FREE oral, head and neck cancer screening for members of our community. To register, call (319) 558-4876. Event details below. 

FREE Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening Event 
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The team at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, St. Luke's Hospital and Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Hematology and Oncology wanted to wish Phil Decker the best of luck at the Boston Marathon this Monday.

 Team members in order of appearance:

  • Melissa Coulter, ARNP, Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Hematology & Oncology
  • Beth Beckett, oncology dietitian, Nassif Community Cancer Center
  • Mary Beth Peiffer, oncology dietitian, Nassif...
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    In this episode, Phil Decker, who is battling stage IV colon cancer with the help of his team at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to talk about his mission to raise awareness about colon cancer and how it can happen to anyone. 

    To help raise awareness, Phil will be running the Boston Marathon this coming Monday, April 18, 2022, while raising money for two organizations -- the I Know Jack Foundation and Children&#...

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    Dr. Regina Butteris and Julie Kelly-Molander, respectively the physician and administrative leadership for the Child Protection Center, join Dr. Arnold to discuss signs of child abuse, the impact of the pandemic on abuse, services provided by the Child Protection Center and much more.

    If you suspect child abuse, report it right away. Call the Department of Human Services abuse hotline at 1-800-362-2178. You can also call local law e...

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    April 8, 2022 8 min

    In this update, Dr. Arnold discusses the latest on COVID-19 in the community as the numbers continue to stay low, the recently approved second booster dose and who is a good candidate for it, and more. He also answers a Mailbag question from one of our listeners. 

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    Andrea Hunter, an organ donor and Patient Access lead at Jones Regional Medical Center, recently donated her kidney to an acquaintance after seeing she was in need on a social media post. She joins Dr. Arnold to share her donation story and how it impacted her as a donor. 

    Also joining the podcast is Eric Briesemeister, board chair for the Iowa Donor Network and CEO at Jones Regional Medical Center, to discuss the importance of orga...

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    April 1, 2022 6 min

    In this edition of The Mailbag, Dr. Arnold answers questions from our listeners on the topics of smoking, caffeine and fertility. 

    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. Michael Hummel, interventional radiologist at Radiology Consultants of Iowa, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss venous insufficiency signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatment. 

    This episode was inspired by a Mailbag question submitted by one of our listeners.

    Katie asked: I am 20 weeks pregnant with my last baby and have severe venous insufficiency bilaterally with multiple visible varicose veins. Would you be able to do a podcast ove...

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    March 25, 2022 11 min

    As we see case numbers drop, Dr. Arnold gives the latest on COVID-19 in the hospital and in the community. He also answers questions from our listeners in another edition of The Mailbag.

    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 ma...

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    Dr. Joshua Barber, spine surgeon, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss innovations he's bringing to the community with his training in spine surgery. 

    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 podcas...

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