Tuesday, August 04, 2015
   
Lifestyle Health & Wellness
 

How to Treat Hives in Children

“The best remedy for hives is to try to avoid whatever triggers them, although identifying this is often difficult,” said board-certified dermatologist Bruce A. Brod, MD, FAAD, clinical professor of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. “One way to help identify your triggers is to keep a log of your child’s symptoms, including the day and time the hives occur and how long they last. You should also pay attention to any changes to your child’s regular environment that may be contributing to the problem, such as dust, animals or the outdoors.”

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Finley Celebrates Six Months of Infection Free Surgeries

Finley Celebrates Six Months of Infection Free Surgeries

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital is celebrating six months of infection-free surgeries – in part to a new “team” member. Kenny, the germ-zapping robot, helps reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs) by producing a powerful UV light to disinfect hospital areas.

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Eight Secrets Of A Healthy Brain

Finding daily ways to challenge our minds is a simple way to improve mental sharpness, but is also important for physical health and happiness, according to Dr. Sandeep Grewal, author of Dementia Express.

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Superfoods

Superfoods

Superfoods. It's a buzzword that has power of its own. It sounds super good for us. And it turns out superfoods are super good for us. As a hunter-gatherer on a quest to do the least work for the most impact, superfoods would be the ones to pick.

Lifestyle, Health & Wellness | By Lisa Intriligator

Construction Begins on Mercy's Front Entrance

Construction Begins on Mercy's Front Entrance

The front entrance of Mercy Medical Center – Dubuque is undergoing a full renovation. The renovation is designed to improve patient and visitor access while also creating a more welcoming entry into the hospital setting.

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UnityPoint Clinic Now Offering Virtual Care and New Peosta Clinic

UnityPoint Clinic Now Offering Virtual Care and New Peosta Clinic

UnityPoint Clinic is now offering people the option of receiving care for minor health conditions virtually – by phone or secure video via computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Dermatologists Share Tips For Reducing Scars

Although warmer weather means more outdoor activities, it can also mean more scrapes, cuts, and scratches. Whenever your skin is injured – whether by falling off of a bike or tripping over a ball – a scar may form, as this is a natural part of the healing process. Fortunately, there are things people can do at home to help care for these types of minor injuries and reduce the appearance of scars.

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Eight Secrets Of A Healthy Brain

Finding daily ways to challenge our minds is a simple way to improve mental sharpness, but is also important for physical health and happiness, according to Dr. Sandeep Grewal, author of Dementia Express.

Lifestyle, Health & Wellness |

Wellness Offerings

Wellness Offerings

UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital
Most activities take place at Babka Wellness Center, 1550 University Ave., Dubuque; Kehl Diabetes Center, 1560 University Ave., Dubuque; or Delhi Medical Center, 1500 Delhi St., Dubuque. Most programs require a fee. Register for these programs at www.unitypoint.org under “Classes & Events.”

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Food as Medicine: Part Two

Food as Medicine: Part Two

Last issue, I introduced the topic of food as medicine and talked a lot about how Americans have moved away from food as sustenance and moved toward eating habits that are causing food to be the number one culprit in causing disease. This issue, I will shift the focus to something more positive and really talk about the ways people are discovering healing through food.

Lifestyle, Health & Wellness | By Lisa Intriligator

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