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Ann Cochran

Ann Cochran
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Women often take on the responsibility of watching over the health of their families, but ironically sometimes neglect their own health. It’s important for women of all ages to be aware of risks to their health and opportunities to...
An older adult right under your nose could be the victim of abuse. The abuse of older persons is often hidden because they depend on the abuser for care. Elder abuse can be physical or emotional, as when the victim is...
The Iowa Department of Public Health released information Oct. 30 that the first death of the 2017-2018 flu season occurred when a central Iowan over the age of 80 died of the flu in October. The Dallas County Public Health...
Teeth mark milestones in your children’s development -- that very first tooth, that first loose tooth and that awkward age when their adult teeth look huge in their small mouths. At what age should children receive their first oral check-up?...
Congress has listened to the concerns of older adults, clinics, pharmacies and organizations such as AARP and issued Medicare cards that are redesigned to make it harder for con artists to steal your identity. The new Medicare cards will not...
What happens to someone who is living paycheck to paycheck in Dallas County, far from their family, who then loses her job? And then her landlord evicts her? There are no homeless shelters or daily community soup kitchens in Dallas County,...
Every second counts when a fire starts in a home or business. Do you have an escape plan for the places you spend your time each day and overnight? Home smoke alarms can save lives if properly installed and maintained....
Thoughts of harming oneself generally stem from overwhelming pain. Suicide prevention is something that anyone can do, and it starts with listening and recognizing the signs of suicidal talk. People who attempt to take their lives don’t want to die....
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...