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Health clips

Health news you can use.

2 - 3 Care close to home How collaboration with the Mayo Clinic

is helping patients in Cedar Rapids.

4 - 5 Heart attack warning signs

How Finley and Guttenberg hospitals work together to save the lives of heart attack patients.

6 - 7 Doctors deliver unexpected news

Couple receives emergency room surprise.

Join us at the Live Well Health Hub UnityPoint Health is proud to introduce Live Well Health Hub. It’s a website to learn healthy living tips, medical breakthroughs, new services and treatment options from your UnityPoint Health hospital.

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Read the Real Moms of Eastern Iowa blog The Real Moms of Eastern Iowa follows the day-to-day experiences of Eastern Iowa women and covers anything and everything related to parenting. You’ll also find information about child development, health information and safety tips from our newest contributer, Dr. Marie De Alwis, a UnityPoint Clinic pediatrician.

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8 - 9 A path to healing

Secure patient messaging

Child Protection Center comforts victims of abuse.


What health screenings do I need?

Secure patient messaging allows you to:


A closer look at preventative care for men and women.

Growing and expanding care in Anamosa

The MyUnityPoint patient portal gives you secure online access to your health information and tools to help manage your health. One of the most powerful aspects of MyUnityPoint is secure patient messaging. • • • • •

Request a medication refill Ask a question about your lab results, symptoms, treatment plan or medications Request an appointment Provide information your care team has requested (such as blood pressure, weight or blood sugar level) Ask non-urgent questions or concerns

An update on Jones Regional Medical Center’s expansion project.


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Visit to learn more about secure patient messaging or ask a member of your clinic’s care team.

How do I make the right choice for cancer care?

Are you on Facebook?


For your health

Timely health and medical news.

Health Beat Vol. 20 No. 2 l Winter 2015 Health Beat magazine is produced by UnityPoint Health.

All UnityPoint Health hospitals are active users of social media and provide health information and tips. While you’re online, please write a review of your most recent hospital stay or visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Briggs Beaty photo courtesy of Cara Hocking Photography, Marion, IA.

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