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  • Our Response to Area Flooding

    posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018 Our teams are reaching out to those affected by recent flooding in Des Moines.

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  • Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

    posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Heat-related illness, also called hyperthermia, results when someone is exposed to extreme heat and the body becomes unable to properly cool, resulting in a rapid rise in body temperature.

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  • Choosing Comfort Care

    posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 When Barbara Bush made the decision to pursue comfort care rather than treatment, it highlighted a choice often misunderstood. The words “comfort care” tend to evoke a visceral response of fear – that one is giving up and walking away from medical intervention. People often feel “comfort care” represents the end of aggressive care and modern medicine.

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  • Stroke: It Happens in an Instant

    posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 A stroke is an emergency – it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. What happens when someone experiences a stroke and what occurs on the way to and at the hospital is critical in reducing the effects of a stroke.

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  • Getting Through Grief

    posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 In the fall of 2017, following a 15-month challenge with cancer, Abbie Strother’s mother passed away at HCI Hospice Care Services’ Kavanagh House on 56th Street. Abbie’s mother had been her go-to person for all emotionally challenging situations. With her mother no longer with her, Abbie needed a different way to get her emotions out. Anger, frustration, and confusion filled her mind during this stressful time.

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