Archive for Health & Wellness

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Emily Steffel, Au.D. Audiology Consultants, P.C. Q: Are there different styles or types of hearing aids? A: There are many styles of hearing aids, designed to provide patients with ease of use, choice, and comfort. When we talk about hearing aid styles, we break them up into 2 main style g...

  • Peachy “Keen” Complexion Peachy “Keen” Complexion

    By Nina Struss RDN, LDN Hy-Vee Registered Dietician (515) 695-3779 nstruss@hy-vee.com Sunscreen, check! Sunglasses, check! Hat and cover-up, check! Peaches, check! Wait – has your summer checklist included peaches? If not, you still have time to include them. It’s National Peach Month. Did ...

  • Your Advocacy Connection Your Advocacy Connection

    By Gail Glockhoff-Long GolderCare Solutions Advocacy–Needed Now More Than Ever Moving a loved one to a nursing home facility can be a very emotional time. Dozens of questions run through your head – Is this the best place for Mom? How do I pay for this? What is my role in her care? COVID-19 h...

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Emily Steffel, Au.D. Audiology Consultants, P.C. How do I take care of my hearing aids? Each style of hearing aid requires slightly different maintenance, but there are several things that are common to all hearing aid types. Every day you should wipe the hearing aids off whenever you take...

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers Online Series Begins August 5 Powerful Tools for Caregivers Online Series Begins August 5

    By Cheryl Clark and Mackenzie DeJong Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering an online educational series for family caregivers. Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Adults with Chronic Conditions will be offered online for six weeks begi...

  • Trying Times Can Affect Anyone Trying Times Can Affect Anyone

    By Anne Coffman Marketing Director at Ridgecrest Village In the past, I have encouraged everyone to look for the good in our unique situation. However, this is not possible for everyone. As COVID continues it should come as a no surprise that this lasting pandemic can take a toll on one’s ment...

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Emily Steffel, Au.D. Audiology Consultants, P.C. What are some warning signs of a hearing loss? What should I do if I notice these signs? There are many aspects of a person’s life that may be affected by potential hearing loss. Some common warning signs of possible hearing loss include i...

  • Prevent Elder Abuse: Keep in Touch and Keep Watch Prevent Elder Abuse: Keep in Touch and Keep Watch

    By Sonita Oldfield-Carlson Marketing and Public Relations Milestone’s Area Agency on Aging Approximately one in ten Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only 1 in 14 ca...