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Have Symptoms? Call Ahead

If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call your local healthcare provider's office before coming to the clinic. They will advise you on the proper procedure. For your convenience, you may call the toll free number 844-474-4321 to be directed to Iowa Specialty Hospital family medicine...
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Coronavirus and Influenza Concerns

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics and their partners understand the public concern about the current Coronavirus and Influenza. We are working collaboratively with Iowa Department of Public Health, our local county health departments, and other community entities. Going forward, we will continue to update our website with the latest information...
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Balance - It Is Good For Everyone!

Falling actually kills more women every year than breast cancer. As we get older, falling becomes a more serious problem. Balance falls into the same “use it or lose it” category that you associate with movement. There are many things you can do to maintain your muscle strength and flexibility...
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Top Football Injuries to be Aware of This Season

Football season is in full swing. With the combination of high speeds and full contact, injuries occur during games and practice. Below are the top six preventable football injuries to be aware of this season. Knees: Knee injuries in football are the most common injuries, especially to the anterior or...
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Can Your Joints Forecast The Weather?

Do your joints tend to be more stiff and achy when the weather changes? Scientists have tried to explain this connection for years and are still not 100% positive of their results; however, more than 60% of osteoarthritis patients report their symptoms vary with weather conditions. Studies have found a...
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Total Knee Arthroplasty

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities of daily living, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using...
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Are You a Fall Risk?

We all know that cancer and heart disease can be deadly, but we often ignore another common health danger that puts lives at risk: Falling. People don’t understand how devastating falls can be if they cause injuries, and the older than 65 group isn’t the only one at risk. Physicians...
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Ice, Heat, or Both?

You went a little overboard at your aerobics class and are feeling it in your knees. The arthritis in your hands is really causing achiness and stiffness today. Do you use ice, heat, or a combination of both? Here is some basic information to help you make the right decision....
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How To Become an Orthopedic Surgeon

We all know that it takes “a long time” to become a practicing orthopedic surgeon. Many people shy away from undertaking the profession due to the length of time it takes to achieve the goal. Here is just what it takes to become an orthopedic surgeon. The educational journey for...
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It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Do you feel you are too out of shape or too old to start an exercise routine? It is never too late to begin to exercise. In fact, the older you get, the more benefits there are to exercising. It provides full body and mind benefits to do some form...
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