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In this COVID-19 update Dr. Arnold discusses the new Omicron variant, vaccine boosters approved for the general population over the age of 18, vaccines for children 5-11, the new pill from Merck and more. He also answers questions from our listeners in the latest edition of 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 

Dec 3

16 min 20 sec

Dr. Jared Kray, vascular surgeon, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, risk factors, screening, treatment 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Dec 1

13 min 51 sec

In this edition of The Mailbag, Dr. Arnold answers questions from our listeners on the topics of varicose veins, burning mouth syndrome and influenza season. 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Nov 22

6 min 48 sec

In this update, Dr. Arnold gives the latest on COVID-19, reflects on the past year and how far we have come, and discusses the influenza season. He also answers questions from our listeners in the latest edition of The Mailbag. Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Nov 19

11 min 40 sec

Today is National Injury Prevention Day. Brandy Hennessy, trauma coordinator, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the importance of injury prevention, how you can limit injury risk and more. For more resources and information about injury prevention visit: https://injuryfree.org/safety.cfm  Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Nov 18

14 min 29 sec

Dr. Nick Loudas, radiation oncologist, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. They talk about the Lung Check and the importance of early detection, treatment options for lung cancer patients, how providers take a collaborative team approach to battling lung cancer and more. Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.***  

Nov 17

19 min 59 sec

In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold discusses what we're seeing in the hospital and the community, the latest on vaccines and boosters, why it's important to get your flu shot this year and new COVID-19 pills coming out from Merck and Pfizer. He also answers questions from our listeners in The Mailbag. Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Nov 12

13 min 9 sec

Dr. William Ching, pediatric hospitalist, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the FDA decision to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. They cover safety, the vaccine studies, potential for side effects and more.  Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Nov 8

18 min 19 sec

In this update, Dr. Arnold discusses the FDA decision to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for children, what we are seeing in the community and the latest on natural immunity. He also answers questions from our listeners in the third edition of The Mailbag. Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Nov 5

13 min 16 sec

Dr. Benjamin Tallman, psychologist with St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, returns to the podcast to discuss clinical hypnosis, an innovative approach to pain management. He discusses the process, who is a candidate for hypnosis, outcomes and much more. Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Nov 3

19 min 47 sec

In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold discusses the decision made this past Tuesday by the FDA Advisory Committee on vaccinations for children ages 5-11, and gives insight into the approval process. He also touches on other topics related to COVID-19 and vaccines, and answers more questions in the second edition of the mailbag. Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.*** 

Oct 29

12 min 15 sec

Dr. Jonathan Newberry, pathologist with Cedar Valley Pathologists and medical director for St. Luke's MedLabs, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the role of the lab in the pandemic, types of COVID-19 and antibody testing, the future of antibody testing and more. Introducing 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 ***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.***

Oct 27

24 min 7 sec

In this week's update, Dr. Arnold discusses the latest on vaccines, including the recent approval of boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. He also gives the latest on the Merck pill, and answers questions from our listeners in the first edition of the mailbag.Introducing 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***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.***

Oct 22

15 min 14 sec

Dr. Arnold is joined by Dr. Clete Younger, medical director for St. Luke's Living Center, and Lindsay Glynn, executive director for AbbeHealth Aging Services, to continue the discussion around Skilled Nursing. Today they talk about the effect significant hospitalizations can have on geriatric patients and the difficult conversations that may follow, including when to stop driving, if the patient can return home and much more.Listen to part one of this podcast here: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/article.aspx?id=67edbb92-64b8-4e55-ae8a-31cc97075a15&Ep.+137+-+LiveWell+Talk+On...Skilled+Nursing+(Dr.+Clete+Younger)For more info about St. Luke's Living Centers: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/services-living-centers.aspxFor more info about AbbeHealth Aging Services: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/aging-services-1.aspxIntroducing 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***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.***

Oct 15

26 min

In this week's update, Dr. Arnold discusses the possibility of a "twin-demic" or a surge of both COVID-19 and Influenza in the winter months. He also touches on vaccines, natural immunity and the new COVID-19 pill by Merck.Introducing 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***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.***

Oct 13

10 min 19 sec

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***Please note this mailbag is not an alternative to a medical appointment. Any questions about personal symptoms or conditions need to be directed to your primary care provider or urgent care. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department.***

Oct 12

59 sec

Dr. Evan Diehl, vice president medical director for UnityPoint Clinic Cedar Rapids, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss some of the most common myths from the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics they cover include airborne and asymptomatic transmission, masks, Ivermectin, vaccines and more.

Oct 8

45 min 31 sec

In this week's update, Dr. Arnold discusses vaccines, boosters and whether or not you can get your flu shot and COVID-19 shot at the same time. He also gives the latest on natural immunity and touches on a new experimental pill that reportedly cuts hospitalization and death from COVID-19 in half.

Oct 6

11 min 52 sec

Therese Michels, manager at St. Luke's Breast and Bone Health, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss mammogram recommendations, dense breast tissue, mammogram technologies, how the pandemic affected breast cancer screening and more.To request a mammogram, call (319) 369-7216 or visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/request-a-mammogram-appointment.aspx

Oct 1

14 min 42 sec

In this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold discusses vaccines, CDC booster recommendations, side effects, if you can mix vaccine brands for your booster and much more!

Sep 29

13 min 44 sec

September is Pain Awareness Month. In this episode, Dr. Stanley Mathew, medical director for St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss Chronic Pain. Topics they cover include common causes of pain, treatment, opioids, the use of CBD oil for pain and much more.

Sep 27

22 min 48 sec

In this week's update, Dr. Arnold talks more about natural vs. vaccine-induced immunity and vaccine boosters, as well as the current situation with the Delta variant. He also discusses some things he's learned throughout the pandemic and how we can remain hopeful and optimistic during these challenging times.

Sep 24

18 min 8 sec

Dr. Clete Younger, medical director of St. Luke's Living Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss skilled nursing care. Topics they cover include different types of skilled care, reasons someone may need skilled care, top questions patients and families should ask when they are heading in to a skilled care stay and much more.

Sep 22

21 min 23 sec

Kris Sehr, sr. physical therapist at St. Luke's Therapy Plus, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss common sports injuries and treatment, overtraining, recovery process and return to play, concussions and much more.

Sep 17

13 min

Dr. Michael Telisak, Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Ear, Nose and Throat, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss Thyroid Cancer. Topics they cover include risk factors, symptoms, treatments, whether hypothyroidism increases the risk of thyroid cancer and more.

Sep 10

11 min 53 sec

In this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold gives the latest on coronavirus in the community, discusses natural vs. vaccine-induced immunity, talks about booster shots and more.

Sep 8

8 min 40 sec

Dr. Stephen Pedron, physician at UnityPoint Clinic Maternal Fetal Medicine, addresses common questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy, and gives his recommendations for pregnant women. For more info on the COVID-19 vaccines, visit https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/covid-19-vaccine.aspxWatch the animated video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDGDaxKj9fc

Sep 2

2 min 8 sec

In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Arnold discusses vaccines vs. natural immunity, how vaccines help prevent disease, but don't necessarily prevent infection, and gives his opinion on the use of Ivermectin for COVID-19. He also touches on vaccine hesitancy and shaming and respecting others regardless of their decision to vaccinate or not.

Sep 1

13 min 7 sec

Dr. Nate Brady, St. Luke's Work Well Solutions, explains what the Delta variant is and how you can protect yourself and others while it spreads through our community. He also discusses breakthrough cases and the importance of vaccination.Watch the animated video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgBZZGg_vZI

Aug 27

1 min 54 sec

Dr. Arnold provides another update on all things COVID-19. In this episode, he gives an update on what we're seeing at the hospital and discusses the Pfizer vaccine receiving full approval from the FDA.

Aug 25

9 min 19 sec

Dr. Stephen Pedron, physician at UnityPoint Clinic Maternal Fetal Medicine, returns to the podcast to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for pregnant women and addresses frequently asked questions related to fertility and breastfeeding.

Aug 20

11 min 22 sec

Dr. Arnold gives another update on COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Topics include the current status of COVID-19 and the Delta variant at the hospital and in the community, vaccines, vaccine hesitancy, masking guidance and more.

Aug 18

12 min 18 sec

On August 10, 2020 a derecho swept through the United States leaving a trail of destruction behind. Cedar Rapids, Iowa was hit hardest with top wind speeds estimated at 140 mph by the National Weather Service. St. Luke's Hospital sustained significant damage, as did much of Eastern Iowa. Today, as we mark the one-year anniversary, our team reflects on the storm and how far we have come since then - a catastrophic event within a pandemic.Featured St. Luke's Team Members Include (in order of appearance):B.J. Schreckengast, Manager, Plant OperationsMary Klinger, President, St. Luke's FoundationScott Kallemeyn, Director, Facilities Planning and OperationsKelli Johnson, Supervisor, Inpatient RehabilitationAimee Traugh, Regional Director, Care ManagementMichelle Niermann, President and CEO, UnityPoint Health - Cedar RapidsWatch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2ToJHdHb6g 

Aug 10

7 min 16 sec

Dr. Arnold gives an update on COVID-19 and the Delta variant. He also discusses vaccines, vaccine hesitancy, recent masking guidance changes and more.

Aug 4

8 min 31 sec

Dr. Niyati Sharma, medical director at St. Luke's Wound and Hyperbaric Center, returns to the podcast to discuss being a woman and mom in medicine. Dr. Sharma also talks about her journey growing up in another country and coming to the U.S. to practice medicine and some of the challenges she's faced.

Jul 28

17 min 44 sec

Whitney Hanken, ARNP, St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss migraine signs, symptoms, phases, treatment options and more.

Jul 21

21 min 14 sec

Dr. James Bell, medical director for St . Luke's Palliative Care, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss what is Palliative Care, who it's for, services they provide, how it differs from Hospice care and more.

Jul 14

19 min 53 sec

Dr. Stanley Mathew, medical director for St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss rehabilitation medicine, common injuries, treatments and more.

Jul 7

14 min 27 sec

Kristin Baker, DNP, ARNP and Dr. Ahmed Abu Al-Foul, infectious disease specialists, return to the podcast to talk about Lyme Disease. How an individual can contract the disease, signs and symptoms to look out for, treatment and more.

Jun 30

13 min 42 sec

Rene Crumley, senior physical therapist at St. Luke's, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss vestibular therapy. They talk about what a vestibular disorder is, how its treated and more.

Jun 23

10 min 35 sec

Heather Dommer, survivorship nurse practitioner at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss cancer survivorship. What it is, what services are offered for survivors, how the pandemic affected survivorship services and more.

Jun 16

10 min 4 sec

Dr. Dean Abramson, St. Luke's Gastroenterology, joins Dr. Arnold to give his perspective on the new recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force that individuals start screening for colorectal cancers at age 45 rather than 50.

Jun 9

10 min 52 sec

Dr. Niyati Sharma, medical director at St. Luke's Wound and Hyperbaric Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss Alzheimer's and Dementia. They talk about Dr. Sharma's interest in joining the fight against Alzheimer's and Dementia, symptoms to watch out for, treatment, healthy aging and more.

Jun 2

19 min 47 sec

Dr. Keith Kopec, cardiologist at St. Luke's Cardiology, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss blood pressure. What's considered high blood pressure, the value of home monitoring, risk factors and more.

May 26

10 min 52 sec

Bonnie Lunsford, RN, BSN, St. Luke's Emergency Department, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss her recent graduate project which identified and looked to improve inconsistencies in care for limited English speaking populations.

May 21

16 min 46 sec

Kayla Orr, MSW, LISW, therapist at St. Luke's Counseling Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the COVID-19 and post-traumatic stress. They talk about what PTSD is and Kayla's recommendations for those struggling with mental health issues as a result of the pandemic. They also discuss Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing or EMDR, and how it helps patients struggling with mental health.

May 19

11 min 25 sec

Dr. John Vander Zee, plastic surgeon and skin cancer expert at the Nassif Community Cancer Center's Advanced Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss skin cancer. Types of skin cancer, prevention recommendations, and how the Advanced Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic is the one-stop-shop for skin cancer patients in the area.

May 12

19 min 5 sec

Kelly Printy, RN, nurse supervisor, and Rhapsody Kirkpatrick, RN, patient care coordinator, join Dr. Arnold to discuss what is a stroke, signs and symptoms to watch out for, treatment and more.

May 5

15 min 28 sec

April 29, 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. To recognize this milestone, Kimberly Ivester, administrative director, and Matt Schmitz, Physical and Integrative Wellness program manager and cancer exercise specialist, who have both been at the Community Cancer Center all 10 years, join Dr. Arnold to discuss the center, progress made over the last 10 years, support they receive from community partners and more.To learn more about services provided at the Community Cancer Center call (319) 558-4876 or visit their website at communitycancercenter.org.A special thank you to these amazing community partners of the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center:Aiming for a Cure FoundationTeam Breast FriendsI Know JackLinn County AnesthesiologistsPhysicians' Clinic of IowaRadiology Consultants of IowaSurgery Center Cedar RapidsStrands of StrengthOne MissionOBGYN AssociatesFarmers State BankCarpetlandCedar Rapids RoughRidersFlowerama

Apr 29

13 min 56 sec

Liz Breen, licensed social worker and outpatient therapist at UnityPoint Health - AbbeHealth Services, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss laughter and the role it plays in mental health. 

Apr 28

10 min