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Common Sicknesses to Look Out for This Winter

The cooler seasons are notorious for a dramatic increase in the prevalence of coughs, sniffles, and fevers. The idea that getting chilled causes illness has been debunked; it’s not chilly temperatures that cause us to contract an illness, but rather viruses. So why, then, do we experience a high number...
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Recent Mom Makes Donation to Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa

On June 19, 2018, Devon Curry gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Carter. Devon’s goal with Carter, like with her other daughter, was to breastfeed. However for a period of time, the baby developed some stomach problems which made it necessary to bottle feed instead. While they worked through...
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Press Ganey 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence Award Received for Patient Experience

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is pleased to announce it has been named a 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing clients from health care organizations nationwide on the basis of extraordinary achievement and consistently high levels of excellence for at...
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National Reaccreditation Achieved For Bariatric Surgery Services

Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Iowa area. Bariatric Program Coordinator at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics announced...
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385 Babies Delivered in 2018

Iowa Specialty Hospital ended 2018 with a total of 385 babies born at its facility. Leilah Florence Moore, born December 31st at 7:23 a.m. to parents Shyann and Desman Moore, was the 385th baby of the year. Baby Leilah weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches in...
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Awarded Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award in ER & Inpatient Departments

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is pleased to announce it has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience. Iowa Specialty Hospital achieved...
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Why Winter Makes Arthritis Worse

There are over 100 diseases that fall under the umbrella of arthritis, and about one in five adults lives with some form of arthritis. Arthritis has no known cause, though there are a few biological and lifestyle factors that can affect your chances of developing the condition, including age, genetics,...
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Why It's Important to Get the Influenza Vaccine

The common cold and influenza become more prevalent in the colder months and cause similar symptoms, such as a sore throat, runny nose, and cough. Many over-the-counter medications are labeled as addressing both cold and flu symptoms, which may lead you to believe that influenza is simply a severe cold—but...
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