UnityPoint Health volunteers will be on-hand this Saturday to celebrate our local EMS heroes! Bring the family to meet Pete the Paramedic and take a sneak peek inside a pediatric ambulance. If you're an EMS worker, bring your badge or uniform to the UnityPoint Health tent located at 3rd & Court to receive a special "thank you" giveaway!
EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services - a service dedicated to providing urgent medical care, treatment and/or transportation to an emergency department, hospital or nursing home. The mission of our EMS team is "to improve the health of our community by transporting critically ill and injured patients by air and ground - utilizing evidence-based care in a safe and collaborative design - and by providing education to our patients, their families and community healthcare partners."
Services offered through the Iowa EMS Alliance include:
Every Saturday, UnityPoint Health- Des Moines will be on-site at the Downtown Farmers' Market, bringing you health-related events and activities for the entire family. Be sure to stop by our tent this Saturday, May 25th to celebrate with our local EMS heroes and thank them for a job well done!
- Blank Children's Hospital Pediatric and Neonatal Transports
- Inter-hospital transports Backup for Life Flight
- Patients being discharged to other hospitals or care facilities
- Ability to tier with your crew while en route to one of our facilities
- Bariatric transport
- Intra Aortic Balloon pumps
While you're at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market this weekend, pick up some fresh, locally grown ingredients to toss up a seasonal salad the whole family will enjoy. Summer is right around the corner, and there's no better time to savor the flavor of crisp greens, fresh veggies, citrus fruits and summer berries. This salad is quick, easy and the perfect way to enjoy the flavorful produce that's in season now. Download this week's recipe, and collect them all!
6 cups romaine lettuce or mixed greens
||special189|| cup parsley (fresh), chopped
||special189|| cup cranberries, dried or fresh-chopped
||special189|| cup diced fresh orange segments or canned mandarin oranges, drained
||special188|| cup red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
1 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Black pepper to taste
In a large serving bowl, gently toss the lettuce and parsley. Add cranberries, oranges, pecans, onions and any additional toppings. Store in the refrigerator until read to serve. Before plating, toss all ingredients with oil, vinegar and pepper.
Calories: 91, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Total Carbohydrate: 9g, Total Protein: 2g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Total Sodium: 12mg, Total Sugar: 4g
Find more favorite recipes and inspirations on our LiveWell recipe page and on Pinterest, as we spread the word that healthy eating is both nutritious and delicious! Be sure to stop by our booth located at 3rd & Court for more health tips and fun family activities. We'll see you at The Market!
Heart disease may not be a major cause of death among children and teenagers, but it is the largest cause of death among adults in the United States. In fact, about 600,000 people die of heart disease each year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women.
An adult's health and lifestyle choices are often a continuum of habits that are formed earlier in life. For this reason, it's important to teach children how to live a healthy life at an early age, forming positive habits that they will carry on through adulthood.
Researchers have determined certain risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Most of these risk factors can be controlled, starting from an early age. By teaching healthy habits in childhood, a child's risk of developing heart disease later as an adult can be drastically lowered!
Children and teens can lower their risk of developing heart disease by:
- Maintaining healthy blood pressure
- Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
- Not smoking
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Staying physically active
It's important to note that although many risk factors are controllable, there are some cases that require further medical attention. Hereditary diseases, illnesses and congenital heart defects may require treatment and/or medication. Our Cardiovascular team of professionals offer a variety of services and educational programs to help.
Regardless of your age, you can lower your risk of heart attack or stroke by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It's never too late - nor too early - to start!
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines celebrates Nurses at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market!
Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces varied interests and strengths. Nurses work in emergency rooms, schools, clinics and homeless shelters, just to name a few. They have many roles - from staff nurse or educator, to nurse practitioner or nurse researcher - serving each with passion for the profession and a strong commitment to patient safety.
Visit the UnityPoint Health Booth located at 3rd & Court
to decorate a nurses hat, meet some of our UnityPoint nurses and learn more about their important roles in a variety of care settings. Lifeflight will also be on the bridge with other EMS workers and staff, so be sure to stop by!
We'll see you at The Market!
This Saturday at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market, gather fresh ingredients for a tasty brunch! Mushrooms and spinach are low in calories and rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants and more than 20 different nutrients. Gouda cheese is high in vitamin K2, calcium and phosphorous, and a great source of protein. Download this week's recipe and collect them all. Enjoy!
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup chopped Vidalia onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
4 cups packed baby spinach leaves or torn Swiss chard
2 large eggs
4 large egg whites
||special189|| cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese divided
||special188|| teaspoon salt
||special188|| teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Heat olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes.
- Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, 4 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.
- Add spinach; cover and cook 1 minute or just until spinach is wilted.
- In a medium bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, ||special188|| cup cheese, salt and pepper; mix well.
- Add spinach mixture; mix well.
- Pour mixture into an 8-inch round cake pan coated with cooking, spray.
- Sprinkle remaining ||special188|| cup cheese over frittata.
- Bake 30 minutes or until eggs are set in center and cheese has melted.
- Cut into 4 wedges, and ENJOY!
Calories: 158, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Protein: 13g, Total carbohydrates: 6g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Iron: 2mg, Sodium: 339mg, Calcium: 155mg
Mushrooms and spinach aren't the only options for a tasty frittata. Try thinking of other fresh ingredients you could substitute based on the season! Find more favorite recipes and inspirations on our LiveWell recipe page and on Pinterest, as we spread the word that healthy eating is both nutritious and delicious!
Be sure to stop by our booth located at 3rd & Court for more health tips and fun family activities. We'll see you at The Market!