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Sara Huilman, CSTFA, joins Dr. Arnold to give listeners a look into a day in the life of a certified surgical technologist (CST). She shares daily routines, education, why she loves working as a CST and so much more. If you're interested in a career as a certified surgical technologist at St. Luke's, visit unitypoint.org/careers.This is the first episode in a new series on the podcast called "A Day in the Life." In this series, Dr. Arnold will sit down with team members at St. Luke's and talk about what they do on a daily basis. If there is a role you'd like to see featured on "A Day in the Life" send us an e-mail at stlukescr@unitypoint.org or submit your suggestion through the mailbag.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx
At UnityPoint Health we have experts that will help you after the birth of your baby learn how to breastfeed and assist you if you are having issues. Learn more at unitypoint.org.Speaker: Laura Knabel, nurse and certified lactation consultantWatch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmL0ZsO5NvY
Dr. Arpit Sothwal, a new clinician at St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic, joins Dr. Arnold to talk about his background, clinical and personal interests, what led him to UnityPoint Health and much more.To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sothwal, call St. Luke’s Heart Care Clinic at (319) 364-7101 .This is another episode in a new segment on the podcast called "New Clinician Spotlight." In these episodes, Dr. Arnold will sit down with new clinicians at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids and get to know them as a clinician and as a person.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx
Phil Decker, who is battling stage IV colon cancer with the help of his team at the Nassif Community Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, discusses his cancer journey and experience running the Boston Marathon. Connie Dietiker, care coordinator at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, talks about the cancer care team and the roles they play in the patients cancer journey. Also, Dr. Doug Purdy, gastroenterologist at St. Luke's Gastroenterology, discusses recent trends in colon cancer and why it is crucial to get your regular screening colonoscopy.Featured speakers in order of appearance:Phil Decker, colon cancer patient and awareness advocateDr. Doug Purdy, gastroenterologist, St. Luke's GastroenterologyConnie Dietiker, RN, care coordinator, Nassif Community Cancer CenterFor information on Phil's upcoming fundraisers visit https://tell5friends.org/how-to-helpTo learn more about Phil's cancer journey, read this story: https://www.communitycancercenter.org... If you are over 45, talk to your doctor today about colon cancer screening, or call St. Luke's Gastroenterology at (319) 366-8695. For more on services provided by the Nassif Community Cancer Center, visit communitycancercenter.org.
In this update, Dr. Arnold discusses the latest on COVID-19 in the hospital and in the community as we see a rise in cases as a result of the BA.5 variant. He also talks about Paxlovid, and the latest masking recommendations. He also answers a question he received recently about blood tests for Alzheimer's and dementia. Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
Dr. David Krupp, a new clinician at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine - Westdale, joins Dr. Arnold to talk about his background, clinical and personal interests, what led him to UnityPoint Health and much more.To schedule an appointment with Dr. Krupp, call UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine - Westdale at (319) 368-8400 or visit unitypoint.org.This is another episode in a new segment on the podcast called "New Clinician Spotlight." In these episodes, Dr. Arnold will sit down with new clinicians at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids and get to know them as a clinician and as a person.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx
Brent Rairdin, chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital joins Dr. Arnold to discuss The C.A.R.E. Channel. St. Luke’s recently installed The C.A.R.E. Channel on the TVs in our patient rooms. C.A.R.E. stands for Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment, which describes the therapeutic environment provided to patients who use this program. Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
In this update, Dr. Arnold shares what we are seeing in the hospital and in the community and gives the latest on vaccines for children six months to five years old. He also covers a natural immunity in children study out of Israel and what it means for kids in the U.S.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
Amy Vincent, MSN, ARNP, a new clinician at St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic, joins Dr. Arnold to talk about her background, clinical interests, personal interests, what led her to UnityPoint Health and much more.To schedule an appointment with Amy, call St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic at (319) 364-7101 or visit unitypoint.org.This is the second episode in a new segment on the podcast called "New Clinician Spotlight." In these episodes, Dr. Arnold will sit down with new clinicians at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids and get to know them as a clinician and as a person.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
Phil Decker, who is battling stage IV colon cancer with the help of his team at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, returns to the podcast to talk about his experience at the Boston Marathon in April, give an update on his cancer journey and discuss his plans for the future as he continues to raise awareness about colon cancer.For information on Phil's upcoming fundraisers visit https://tell5friends.org/how-to-helpTo learn more about Phil's cancer journey, read this story: https://www.communitycancercenter.org/news/running-for-a-cause-colon-cancer-patient-running-the-boston-marathon-to-raise-awareness/ If you are over 45, talk to your doctor today about colon cancer screening, or call St. Luke's Gastroenterology at (319) 366-8695. Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! 
Using advanced technologies and treatments our UnityPoint Health heart care teams treat a wide variety of patients for matters of the heart.Learn more about heart care at St. Luke's  at unitypoint.org/heartcare.Speaker: Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, medical director, St. Luke's Heart Care ServicesWatch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29IvOGf1K6I
Learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke. If you have any of these symptoms go the nearest ER as soon as possible.Learn more about our hospital at unitypoint.orgSpeaker: Karen Gonzalez, RN, BSN, Stroke CoordinatorWatch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Va7VMmXZPQ
In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold talks about what we're seeing in the hospital and the community, the latest on the Moderna vaccine receiving initial approval for kids age 6 and up, and a recent study from Japan showing a link between obesity rate and COVID-19 deaths per one million residents.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
As part of its commitment as a leader in providing the most comprehensive and cutting-edge heart care to Eastern Iowans, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital is investing $25 million in expanding its Heart and Vascular services within the Nassif Heart Center to support the innovation and expertise of the largest group of cardiovascular providers and continue to offer the most advanced heart care in Cedar Rapids.Featured speakers in order of appearance:Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, medical director of St. Luke's Heart Care ServicesMichelle Niermann, president and CEO, UnityPoint Health - Cedar RapidsWith over 40 years of leading heart care advancements, St. Luke’s was Cedar Rapids’ first hospital to pioneer open heart surgery in 1978 and has been a leader in bringing the latest and most advanced procedures to the community for better patient care and outcomes.  This tradition of innovation and medical firsts will continue for UnityPoint Health's 32 cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and advanced practice providers who, along with area vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists, offer the most comprehensive heart and vascular services in general cardiology, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, structural cardiology, vascular procedures, and cardiothoracic surgery.The multi-million-dollar expansion will consolidate and enhance St. Luke’s heart and vascular capabilities into one comprehensive center, building upon an already strong foundation as the leader of heart and vascular services in Eastern Iowa. The investment and expansion will focus on several areas, including a second electrophysiology (EP) lab, relocating and expanding St. Luke’s Vascular and Interventional Radiology Labs, and building a dedicated cardiovascular hybrid operating room (OR) which will allow for more complex, advanced cardiovascular procedures at St. Luke’s. “St. Luke’s Heart Care is a long-time leader and innovator in offering complex, specialized cardiovascular care in Eastern Iowa,” said Richard Kettelkamp, DO, St. Luke’s Heart Care interventional cardiologist and medical director of cardiovascular services.  “Our heart team is proud of this reputation, takes pride in this distinction and considers it our responsibility to continue to offer the area’s most advanced cardiac care. We have long been known as Cedar Rapids’ Heart Hospital and this expansion will continue our legacy and commitment to providing exceptional patient care and innovation.”“Our expansion announcement signifies our commitment to our patients and community in continuing to offer complex, specialized cardiovascular care,” said Michelle Niermann, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital president and CEO. “We’ve offered exceptional, advanced cardiovascular care for over 40 years, and this is our response to the growing number of patients seeking heart care and needing St. Luke’s unique expertise for advanced heart procedures.”Over the last 40 years St. Luke’s has been a pioneer introducing the latest heart procedures and treatments. The expansion will take place within the current Nassif Heart Center at St. Luke’s Hospital and construction is expected to begin Summer 2022.To learn more about St. Luke’s, Cedar Rapids’ Heart Hospital, visit unitypoint.org/heartcare.Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKgBjXO0OQ8
Jen Hutchinson, DNP, ARNP, AGNP-BC, a new clinician at UnityPoint Clinic Internal Medicine - Hiawatha, joins Dr. Arnold to talk about her background, clinical interests, personal interests, what led her to UnityPoint Health and much more.To schedule an appointment with Jen, call UnityPoint Clinic Internal Medicine - Hiawatha at (319) 362-0200 or visit unitypoint.org.This is the first episode in a new segment on the podcast called "New Clinician Spotlight." In these episodes, Dr. Arnold will sit down with new clinicians at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids and get to know them as a clinician and as a person.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
On Monday, St. Luke's announced plans to invest $25 million in the expansion of heart and vascular services within the Nassif Heart Center. In this episode, Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, St. Luke's Heart Care Services medical director, and Dr. David Lawrence, vascular surgeon with PCI and St. Luke's, return to the podcast to discuss the expansion and what this means for heart and vascular patients in our community.To learn more about St. Luke's Heart Care call (319) 364-7101 or visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/heart.aspxDo you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
Dr. Dinah Conti, UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics, returns to the podcast to discuss the topic of gender. Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
Jeremy Hague, RN, manager of St. Luke's Outpatient Infusion Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss services provided by the Outpatient Infusion Center, as well as the crucial role the department played during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold discusses what we're seeing in the hospital and the community, the latest on Paxlovid, new findings from a recent study on Ivermectin, Monkey Pox and more. Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
Dr. Ryan Sundermann, St. Luke's ER medical director, returns to the podcast to discuss stroke signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention of strokes.Do you know the signs of a stroke? Remember to B.E.F.A.S.T.!B – is for Balance. Do you notice someone has a change in balance like not being able to sit or stand upright? This may be sign of a stroke.E – is for Eyes. Someone having a stroke may suddenly begin to lose vision in one or both eyes.F – is for Face. If someone’s face begins to droop or relax suddenly, this could be a stroke.A – Do you notice that their arm is dragging or drifting down? Ask them to raise both arms as a test.S – Speech may begin to slur in the event of a stroke. Perhaps have the person repeat some words or phrases.T – Most importantly, time. Every second a stroke continues, brain cells die and can potentially impact brain function permanently. Call 911 or take your loved one to St. Luke's Emergency Room at the first sign of a stroke.Do you have a question about a trending medical topic? Ask Dr. Arnold! Anything from COVID-19 to the latest technologies and procedures to general questions about a service provided at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids. Submit your question and it may be answered by Dr. Arnold on the podcast! Submit your questions at: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/submit-a-question-for-the-mailbag.aspx 
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