LiveWell Talk On...

LiveWell Talk On...

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 12, 2021 19 min

Dr. John Vander Zee, plastic surgeon and skin cancer expert at the Nassif Community Cancer Center's Advanced Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss skin cancer. Types of skin cancer, prevention recommendations, and how the Advanced Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic is the one-stop-shop for skin cancer patients in the area.

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Kelly Printy, RN, nurse supervisor, and Rhapsody Kirkpatrick, RN, patient care coordinator, join Dr. Arnold to discuss what is a stroke, signs and symptoms to watch out for, treatment and more.

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April 29, 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. To recognize this milestone, Kimberly Ivester, administrative director, and Matt Schmitz, Physical and Integrative Wellness program manager and cancer exercise specialist, who have both been at the Community Cancer Center all 10 years, join Dr. Arnold to discuss the center, progress made over the last 10 years, support they receive from com...

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Liz Breen, licensed social worker and outpatient therapist at UnityPoint Health - AbbeHealth Services, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss laughter and the role it plays in mental health. 

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James Pazour, senior occupational therapist with St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss occupational therapy. What it is, how it helps patients, how COVID-19 affected occupational therapy and more.

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Dr. Thomas Heineman, otolaryngologist at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa ENT, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss Inspire for obstructive sleep apnea. How the device works, who's a candidate, how it benefits patients and more.

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Dr. Stephen Pedron, UnityPoint Clinic Maternal Fetal Medicine, returns to the podcast to discuss black maternal health, factors that may contribute to statistically worse outcomes for black mothers and more.

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Kendra Kregel, occupational therapist at St. Luke's Witwer Children's Therapy, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss how occupational therapy can help kids with Autism improve functioning in their activities of daily living.

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***This podcast was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person exercise classes are resuming at the Community Cancer Center tomorrow, Thursday, April 1. Masking and social distancing will be enforced, and class participants will be limited to nine.***

Matt Schmitz, cancer exercise specialist and Integrative Wellness program manager, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss how exercise can help with cancer prevention, as well as benefit ...

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***This podcast was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adult Day Health Centers are currently operating with COVID-19 precautions in place. Some services mentioned in this podcast may be altered or not currently offered at this time.***

Joni Thompson and Amber Franzen, UnityPoint Health AbbeHealth Aging Services, join Dr. Arnold to discuss Adult Day Health Centers and how they provide opportunities and assistance to challenged...

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Dr. Aref Bin Abdulhak, St. Luke's Cardiology, returns to the podcast to discuss MitraClip, a new minimally invasive mitral valve repair procedure.

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***This episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aspects of the Pain Psychology Program described in this podcast may currently be altered for the safety of our patients and team members.***

In this episode, Dr. Benjamin Tallman, health psychologist, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the Pain Psychology Program and how psychological treatment plays an important role in pain management.

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Dr. Dean Abramson, gastroenterologist at St. Luke's Gastroenterology, returns to the podcast as we recognize Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In this episode, he and Dr. Arnold cover why it's safe to go to St. Luke's for your colonoscopy, the different types of screening and what the data says about each, the rise in cases seen in younger adults and more.

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Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, cardiologist at St. Luke's Cardiology and St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Institute, returns to the podcast to discuss knowing your numbers to prevent heart disease. He and Dr. Arnold discuss blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and much more.

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The second installment of our new mini-series, Medicine: Color, Culture and Equity. Dr. Tyrone Galbreath, cardiothoracic surgeon at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa and St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Institute, returns to the podcast to discuss his journey to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. The struggles he faced, mentors who helped him along the way and much more.

Our new mini-series, Medicine: Color, Culture and Equity, will...

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Dr. Tyrone Galbreath, cardiothoracic surgeon with Physicians' Clinic of Iowa and St. Luke's Heart and Vascular Institute, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the differences between open heart surgery and heart catheterization.

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Dr. Aref Bin Abdulhak, physician at St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Institute and St. Luke's Cardiology, returns to the podcast for the 100th episode, to discuss the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure for Aortic Stenosis.

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Dr. Stephen Pedron, UnityPoint Clinic Maternal Fetal Medicine, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation stating pregnant women should not receive the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, and why he disagrees with the WHO. Dr. Pedron also gives an update on what he's seeing with pregnant patients and COVID-19.

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Dr. Laila Payvandi, cardiologist with St. Luke's Heart and Vascular Institute and St. Luke's Cardiology, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss women's heart health, how women's symptoms differ from men's, possible disparities in heart healthcare for men and women, and more.

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Dr. Dinah Conti, physician at UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss new baby well visits, establishing a relationship with your pediatrician, common questions from parents and much more!

***This podcast was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.***

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