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Is My Joint Pain Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that in one way or another affects almost every family either directly or indirectly. It is one of the most common conditions that millions of American adults and thousands of children seek treatments for on a regular basis. Although many Americans struggle with arthritis, many aren't aware of its symptoms, cause or their treatment options. Click here to see which questions you can ask yourself to help understand if you or a family member may be suffering from arthritis. 

What You Need to Know About Concussions

Concussion is an injury to, or disturbance in brain function, typically caused by a direct or indirect force to the head. It is a common injury that has emerged as a major health care concern in the US particularly as it relates to sports and mental health. Click here to discover more information about signs and symptoms of a concussion. 

Hitting the Greens: Advice from a Provider to Better Your Golf Game

Nothing says warm weather quite like grabbing a couple buddies and heading to the driving range or your favorite golf course. Regardless of whether you're a social golfer or a devoted course regular, UnityPoint Health providers have some suggestions before you head out to the greens. Read more about what Dr. Palmer suggests

Running, and that Darn Knee Pain!

So, I have to confess, I am from the deep south; but I am being told that we are having an usually mild Iowa winter (thank goodness!). But I have noticed a definite increase the amount of outdoor activities during this recent spring-like weather. After storing up 'energy' over the mild winder, many of you are ready to shed some pounds or make good on those New Year's resolutions. And many of you are bound and determine to run! Click here to read the full blog

Stay Fit and Injury-Free this Winter

Many people love spending sunny winter days on ski slopes, sledding or simply enjoying the outdoors. However, winter injuries can often lead to slips and falls. In the United States, 3.8 million people suffered from winter sports injuries in 2013. While some people may choose to ignore the mild, lingering pain after a fall, that is not always the best choice. Click here to discover how to prevent common winter injuries and when to visit a doctor

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