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Diabetic Education
Fri, Sep 06
Frank W Smith Retirement Center
Sep 06, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Frank W Smith Retirement Center, 2100 Beaver Ave # 122, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA
Learn about simple recipes and living a healthy life with Diabetes.
Senior Fraud Education
Thu, Sep 05
Four Mile Community Recreation Center
Sep 05, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Four Mile Community Recreation Center, 3711 Easton Blvd, Des Moines, IA 50317, USA
Get some tips on how to protect yourself from different forms of fraud.



March 2020

March 01, 2020

Brain injury is unpredictable in its consequences. Brain injury affects who we are and the way we think, act, and feel. It can change everything about us in a matter of seconds.

February 2020

January 31, 2020

How much muscle you have now could indicate how healthy your heart will be later, according to a new study. Entering middle age with plenty of muscle lowers the subsequent risk of developing heart disease by as much as 81%.

January 2020

December 30, 2019

New Year’s is an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being: Eat better. Exercise regularly. Drink more water. Changing your habits, no matter how well-meaning, is hard. And if you’re looking for New Year’s resolution ideas you can actually stick to, consider looking past the big, obvious ones and seek ones that may seem smaller, but will have a big impact in the long run.

December 2019

December 01, 2019

​Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

November 2019

During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. 

October 2019

Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it's Important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions, and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. 

September 2019

More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.

August 2019

Living with psoriasis has unique challenges. The good news is health care providers are becoming more aware of the impact psoriasis can have on a person's quality of life. Researchers are focused more now than ever on finding solutions to those challenges.

July 2019

July is Eye Injury Awareness Month! More than one million people suffer from eye injuries each
year in the United States. Ninety percent of these injuries could have been prevented if the individual had been wearing appropriate protective eyewear.

June 2019

June Is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Read about these 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's.

May 2019

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. When a muscle has no nourishment, it "atrophies" or wastes away. "Lateral" identifies the areas in a person's spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates, it leads to scarring or hardening ("sclerosis").

April 2019

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood that occurs when insulin is not produced in sufficient amounts by the beta cells of the pancreas, or the cells of the body are unable to use insulin in the proper way to metabolize glucose (known as insulin resistance or decreased insulin sensitivity). 

March 2019 Newsletter

Men and women are living longer, enjoying energetic and active lifestyles well into their 80s and 90s. Study after study confirms eating well and being active can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life for older adults.

February 2019 Newsletter

The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack.

January 2019 Newsletter

Top 10 Questions To Ask About Your Thyroid Health 

December 2018 Newsletter

The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shut-eye a night for adults, but according to the most recent data available, Americans aren’t hitting the mark. Over a third of adults aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep on a regular basis. 

November 2018 Newsletter

November 01, 2018

Here are some keys points about Diabetes: 

The most common diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet.

October 2018 Newsletter

October 01, 2018

Recent trends indicate that kids are increasingly turning to prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to get high. Teens report that they mainly get them from home medicine cabinets; mistaking them as safer to abuse than other drugs. 

September 2018 Newsletter

September 01, 2018

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. Keep your skin in good shape year-round by following these tips from the American Academy of Dermatology.

August 2018 Newsletter