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Podcast: CDC vaccine schedule for children: what it means

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Dr. Jon Van Der Veer explains the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimous vote to add the COVID vaccine to childhood vaccine schedules. He answers that that means, when it could take effect, and why he made the decision to vaccinate his children. He also explains why he believes mandates shouldn’t be considered. Listen […]

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Supporting locally owned businesses

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Supporting locally owned businesses – it is part of our DNA, is it part of yours? As a locally owned business, we are proud to call Des Moines home. Local businesses are a vital part of the community. They provide jobs, generate tax revenue, and help boost the local economy. When local businesses succeed, communities […]

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Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month

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Stay healthy as you age! It’s never to late to make changes which can improve your health, and your life. We have created this three part series to help you and those around you learn more about aging well: Part 1: 6 Tips for Aging Well Part 2: Implications of Aging Part 3: Healthy Aging […]

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Back to School: Ready for the Bell to Ring

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Children across Central Iowa are getting ready to head back to school in the coming days. Exemplar Care’s Stacy Hennigar, MSN, ARNP, offers up the tips below to ensure your kids are ready to go when that bell rings to start the 2022-23 school year. Get Your Vaccinations There are a number of immunizations required […]

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Help us reduce the burden on Des Moines area hospitals

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According to a news release from the Polk County Health Department, the capacity of Polk County hospitals is currently limited because of COVID-19 and staffing shortages. 5/26/22 Read more about the shortage: Des Moines Register Article > KCCI News Story >   If you are in need of medical care, please consider visiting an urgent […]

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Headache vs. Migraine?

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Whether you are suffering from a headache or a migraine, it is worth your time to connect with a healthcare professional. Learn more about the symptoms and differences between between migraines and headaches, and how a healthcare professional can help: Headaches > Migraines >

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What’s Causing Your Headache?

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Headaches might feel like something you can manage on your own, but there’s often an underlying cause that can be addressed. Read this blog to find out why it is worth your time to connect with a healthcare professional the next time you have a headache.   A headache might seem like something you can push […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. Mental health conditions impact 1 in 5 U.S. adults each year, yet many feel alone in their experiences because it isn’t openly talked about. We believe discussing mental health conditions in day-to-day life or conversations between coworkers or friends can help raise […]

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Exemplar Care Urgent Care Offers x-rays

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When you present to the Urgent Care with an injury, you may need an x-ray.  You may think x-rays are only for broken bones, but did you know that they also play a key role in many other diagnostic purposes? Our onsite 24/7 x-ray and caring, professional radiology staff deliver quick, compassionate care to ensure […]

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