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Ann Cochran

Ann Cochran
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Most people diagnosed with diabetes for any length of time feel that they are fully educated about the disease and can quote a list of dos and don’ts.  But how do we get beyond that head knowledge to real-life...
True or false: If you and your child are in an accident near your rural home, your child will probably be hurt less than if the accident happened in Des Moines. This statement is false. Children in rural areas are between...
Every year in Iowa, children are accidently injured or killed with firearms. The horror of mass shootings has received much-deserved attention, but this is not the way most children are injured by guns. Statistically, most children under age 5 who...
Hunger Free Dallas County comprises a group of individuals and organizations that address the root causes of hunger in our county. Their vision is that everyone will have access to good nutritious food and that our food supply will...
Congratulations to anyone expecting a baby! You deserve a gift! And you will receive one if you attend a baby shower Sept. 19 hosted by the Maternal Child Health program of Dallas County Public Health and Nursing Services and the...
As summer heat moderates into pleasant fall weather, the beautiful recreation trails in Dallas County become more inviting. These trails include spaces to bike, run or walk and canoe or kayak. Using these recreation opportunities will give you a chance...
Don’t get caught behind the curve on scheduling back-to-school checkups for school-aged kids. Clinics fill up quickly in August and with the new Iowa law requiring all 7th and 12th graders to be vaccinated for meningitis, it may be challenging...
Your local Children’s Advocacy Council has a goal of all children living in a safe and positive environment. They meet monthly to share information and collaborate on activities. The coalition works to raise awareness of the risks of child abuse,...
Health information is sometimes not clear. The Ask Me 3 program run by the National Patient Safety Foundation can help. Ask Me 3 suggests three questions to ask your healthcare provider during an appointment, either for yourself or for...
Everyone likes to get to choose. Whether it’s something as trivial as what to eat or as big as a spouse or a job, we want to be the one to choose. You have the right to decide what you...