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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 
Dr. Omar Akhtar, orthopedic surgeon at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the latest in joint replacement surgery. They also cover the most common joints that need to be replaced, recovery process, and what other orthopedic surgery advances Dr. Akhtar sees on the horizon. To learn more about join replacement with Mako, visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/services-joint-care-2.aspx 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. Michael Hummel, interventional radiologist at Radiology Consultants of Iowa, returns to the podcast to discuss uterine fibroids. He and Dr. Arnold cover symptoms, risk factors and the benefits of treatment through uterine fibroid embolization. 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 the hospital reinstituting its mask mandate, and the metric by which the decision was made. 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. Stanley Mathew, Rehabilitation medical director, returns to the podcast to discuss Fibromyalgia. He and Dr. Arnold talk about signs, symptoms, treatment and more. For more info about treatment in Cedar Rapids, call (319) 369-7331 or visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/services-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation.aspx For more info about treatment in Dubuque, visit unitypoint.org/painservices. 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, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital ER medical director, explains what it means to "BE FAST." And why it matters when it comes to the onset of a stroke!B- BalanceE- EyesF - FaceA- ArmS - SpeechT- TimeMost importantly time is critical in the event of a stroke. For every second a stroke is occurring, brain cells die. In other words, time is brain! Call 911 and seek emergency help right away.Learn more about UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at unitypoint.org/cedarrapids.
Chelsea Moody, RN, and Kayleigh Grace, RN, labor and delivery nurses at St. Luke's, join the podcast along with their little ones, MacKay and Lucy, to discuss what it is like to be a mom working in healthcare, striking a work-life balance and having your friends and co-workers with you while delivering. To learn more about St. Luke's Birth Care services, visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/maternity.aspx 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 
Kevin Komenda, senior physical therapist at St. Luke's, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss rehabilitation for stroke patients, common post-stroke issues, types of therapy and much more. To learn more about rehab services at St. Luke's, call St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehab at (319) 369-7331. 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 
197 - The Mailbag #7

197 - The Mailbag #7

2022-04-2907:35

In this edition of The Mailbag, Dr. Arnold answers questions from listeners on the topics of sleep, celery and masking. 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 
Husband and wife duo, Drs. Anthony Eschliman and Dr. Amy Smolucha, OB/GYNs at Eastern Iowa Health Center and St. Luke's Hospital, join Dr. Arnold to discuss some of the most common pregnancy myths. Should pregnant women eat for two? Does the shape of the belly indicate the baby's gender? Will exercise induce premature labor? Get answers to all these and more!Learn more about St. Luke's Birth Care Services at unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/maternity or call (319) 369-7264.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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