Kate Cardamon treats a lymphedema patient.

Compression, manual therapy can control lymphedema

When your lymph nodes are swollen, you take notice. It means your body is fighting off an infection and your …
A patient receives a body composition analysis

Stick to your New Year’s resolutions by monitoring your body composition

It’s no surprise that weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution. After weeks of filling up on holiday …

Should researchers be required to get your consent to use your cells?

  Let’s say you’ve had a blood test, a biopsy or surgery. Did you know that any cells or tissues …
Tai Chi is a great exercise for older adults and those with arthritis.

Tai chi: Ancient martial art fights stress and chronic conditions

When you think of exercise, what comes to mind? Sweat. Heavy breathing. Sore muscles. Tai chi offers none of that. …

World AIDS Day: the time to act is now

We’ve come a long way in reducing rates of HIV infection since the peak of the epidemic 30 years ago, …
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Eating healthy on $4 a day

$4.18. That’s the average amount individuals receive from food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. …
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Can you feed yourself on $4 a day?

Rhonda invites you to try. The Des Moines resident is very grateful that after three years of living in a …

Control inflammation with a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet

Inflammation is one of the body’s natural ways of protecting and healing itself. It includes many chemical reactions, helping to …
Walking along a trail

What’s not to like about walking?

What’s not to like about walking? It’s free. It’s easy to do. And there’s no question that it’s good for …

Viewpoint: Let’s debate issues that warrant debate

As you’ve likely heard or seen, there was a “debate” about vaccination at the GOP presidential debate on CNN Sept. …
Dr. Mindi Feilmeier sees a foot and ankle patient.

What to expect when you see a podiatrist

Maybe it’s because the feet are the furthest body part from your eyes, but many foot conditions go unnoticed. By …

Spotting the signs of a concussion

Back to school time means back to sports for kids of all ages. Participating in a sport always brings a …