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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
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Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Stroke Facts Des Moines

Stroke Club Meetings Cancelled

In efforts to proactively address COVID-19 concerns, Stroke Club meetings have been suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding in our efforts to protect the health and safety of our community members, volunteers and you.


Stroke Club Monthly Newsletters

November 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • What is a Brain Aneurysm?
  • Safeguard Your Health with a Self-Care Checklist
  • Ten Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude

October 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • 25 Way to Boost Brain Health
  • How to Hug Safely During COVID-19
  • Planning for an Emergency

September 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • The Dirty Laundry
  • Calling 911 in the Pandemic
  • Certain Foods Can Help Relieve Stress

August 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Managing Blood Pressure with a Heart-Healthy Diet
  • Foods That May Protect Against Dementia
  • The Wonder Drug?!

July 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Act Fast If You See Signs of These Neurologic Conditions
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Care Giver Corner: 8 Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

June 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Caregiver Corner - Emotional Fatigue
  • What's Healthier: Canned or Frozen Foods?
  • Why Gratitude is Crucial During COVID-19

May 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • 9 ways Caregivers Can Recharge
  • Self Care: Food and Drink
  • Guard Against Dementia

April 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • 6 Ways to Sleep Better
  • 2020 Stroke Camp
  • Stroke Survivors: pay attention to bone health

March 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Diabetes Basics
  • Make Every Day Easier
  • What's blood type got to do with clot risk?

February 2020 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • What is Considered Normal Blood Pressure
  • What will you find at stroke club
  • Health to the Bone

October 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • AHA Resources for Heart Conditions
  • The Reverse Gift List
  • Fend Off Falls

September 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • The Stay Healthy Checklist
  • Need Help Asking for Help?
  • Keep Your Heart Strong

August 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • The Caregiver's Balancing Act
  • Eat Smart with Food Nutrition Labels
  • Essential Ways to Manage Fatigue

July 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • 2019 Stroke Camp
  • Stay Steady on Your Feet
  • Stroke  Peer Partnership Program

June 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Heart Boosting Moves
  • Stroke Peer Partnership Program
  • Ethnicity a 'risk enhancing' factor

May 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • A Diet that Soothes
  • 2019 Stroke Camp
  • Tips to get out of Stress Fast

April 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • 3 Easy Health Boosters
  • Important Quick Stroke Treatment
  • Ten Commandments for Caregiving 

March 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Patient Perspective
  • New Guidelines for Crucial Stroke Treatment
  • Do's and Don'ts for People Caring for Caregivers

February 2019 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Health A-peel
  • New Year Brings Joyful Hopes for a Bright Future
  • Keeping Track of Medications Safely 

October 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • The Most Important Things in Life
  • Lower Your Blood Pressure
  • Holiday Help

September 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Comparing Stewardship to Caregiving
  • What is Magnesium
  • 21 Energy-Saving Tips

August 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Say No to Negativity
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes Targeted By New Program

July 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Be a Heavy Drinker of Water
  • Caring for a Stroke Survivor with Sleep Apnea
  • Stroke Camp

June 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Deadliest Types of Stroke
  • Men Under 50
  • Caregiver Corner: 9 Ways Caregivers Can Recharge

May 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Web Series Offers Financial Options
  • Stroke Camp
  • Therapy Caps Ends

April 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • The "New" Nutrition Facts Label
  • Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier
  • Fiber Up

March 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Inhale and Exhale: Simple Breathing Techniques
  • Dial 211
  • Caregiver Corner: Don't Get Mad, Get Funny!

February 2018 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Helping Others Understand Post Stroke Fatigue
  • Stroke Alert
  • Depression After Stroke

October 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another
  • Tricks to Improve Your Memory
  • Caregiver Corner: Fearless Caregiver Emotional First Aid Kit

September 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Exercise can Significantly Improve Brain Function After Stroke
  • The ABC's of Caregiving
  • Stay Steady on Your Feet

August 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • 7 Reasons to Drink More Water
  • On the Move
  • Caregiver Corner: Building Your Care Team

July 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Caregiver Corner: Mental Breaks for Caregivers
  • Medication Management
  • Tools 4 Life

May 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Caregiver Corner: Take Time
  • In honor of Mother's Day
  • Healthy or Hype? 5 Food Labels

April 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • By the Numbers: Young People and Stroke
  • By the Numbers: Caregivers and Sleep
  • Meds and High Blood Pressure

March 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Beating the Winter Blues
  • Insomnia: The Caregiver's Role
  • Self-management + Coping and support

February 2017 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • 7 Habits of Naturally Grateful People
  • Could Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?
  • 6 Questions About Blood Pressure

October 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Banish a Bad Mood
  • Tips for the Upcoming Holidays
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center Certified as a Primary Stroke Center

September 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Protect Your Heart, Protect Your Brain
  • Simple Stress Busters
  • Make Every Day with Diabetes Easier

August 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • The Healing of Art
  • What's Your State Fair IQ?
  • How to Stay Safe in Hot Weather

July 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Music Speaks - Music Therapy
  • 4th of July Trivia
  • 10 Health Habits You'll Never Regret Doing

June 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Gardening in Miniature
  • Daily Napping Could Help Save Your Life
  • Easy Memory Boosters

May 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • New Treatment for Acute Stroke Care
  • Transportation Options
  • Ways to Get More Awe in Your Life

April 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Your Feet are Your foundation: How stable is your foundation?
  • Drink Up! Don't forget to drink plenty of water
  • Osteoporosis in Aging

March 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Diabetes - Symptoms and Causes
  • Smart Ways to Stress Less
  • Managing Prescription Costs

February 2016 Newsletter

Some topics in this article include:

  • Heart Healthy: Following the path along the food pyramid
  • 7 Reasons to Dwell on the Positive
  • Food for thought