January 17, 2019

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Recognizing Heat Illness and Dehydration in Children

Do you remember the lazy days of summer when you were a kid? When you would spend all day playing outside with siblings and friends? I treasure those memories! It was, and continues to be, my favorite time of year. But as summer heats up, so does the likelihood of heat stress and exhaustion. Kids [More]

The Grill Master’s Food Safety Guide

Grilling: the official scent of summer—at least at our home.  When it comes to grilling, food safety is just as important as grilling safety. Scrub up. Wash your hands before, during and after food preparation.  Bacteria can easily transfer from you to food and even surfaces around you. Take the time to safely thaw and [More]

Preparing for a Child-Free Getaway: What Medical Information Should You Leave with Your Child’s Caregiver?

Everyone deserves a kid-free getaway every now and then. But leaving your children can be a scary experience whether you’re leaving them for the first time or the one hundredth. What happens when you drop your kids off with grandma and grandpa and there is a medical emergency? Or what if you’re relying on them [More]

Medical Practice Comes to Life in Rural Setting

Heidi Lehrke, third-year medical student has been with Affiliated Community Medical Centers since August 2010 and will continue her experience through July 2011. “I am currently in my third year of medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa and am in the process of completing a medical rotation with ACMC. I really didn’t know [More]