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Stuart is the Director of Internet Operations at WHO-HD. He's worked in this role since 1995 and was a part of WHO-HDs on-line efforts since the beginning of the project. Long time viewers would recognize Stuart from his Today in Iowa Sunday appearances on Computer Corner!

Before taking the reigns of, Stuart was a news photographer here at WHO. He began with the station in the summer of 1983 and worked as a news photographer until 1995 when he became webmaster.

Away from the station, Stuart is a private pilot and loves to spend his free time flying over central Iowa.

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Travel Clinic

    A unique and specialized service is available at Blank Children’s Hospital. The Travel Clinic assists children and parents from catching an infectious disease before going abroad. Dr. Amaran Moodley, Infectious Disease Pediatrician tells us, “Children are different than adults when it comes to dosage requirements, and may also experience different side effects to certain medications. By visiting the travel clinic prior to leaving the country, children will benefit from our country specific recommendations for vaccinations and preventative medicine.” “Our goal,” […]

  • Proposed Rules on Agricultural Drone Use Are Promising

    New guidance on drone use from the Federal Aviation Administration helps clarify drone use but the rules are only proposals not actual regulations. Drones have many uses including in agriculture.  But the FAA says they’re not legal for commercial use… yet. David Gieger explains more in this morning’s Agribusiness Report.

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    LiveWell Minute: Stroke Detection

    A stroke is an emergency situation, and time is important. During a stroke, vital blood flow and oxygen is cut off to the brain. In the U.S., stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, killing more than 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Dr. Calvin Hansen, Neurology says, “Remember to act FAST to save a life and limit disabilities.  FAST stands for Face, Arm, Speech and Time.  Does their face droop on […]

  • LIVEWELL MINUTE: How Alcohol Affects the Liver

    The liver is the second largest organ in your body. It processes what you eat and drink into energy and nutrients your body can use. Your liver can become injured or seriously damaged if you drink more alcohol than it can process.

  • LiveWell Minute: Vaccinations

    It is important to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease. Vaccinations are the most effective weapons against diseases, working in 85 to 99 percent of all cases.

  • LiveWell Minute: Hip and Knee Replacement

    Each year approximately 773,000 Americans have hip or knee replacement surgery. Since the early 1970’s the surgeons of Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons have performed over 12,000 total hip replacements and more than 20,000 total knee replacements.

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    LIVE COVERAGE: Decision 2014

  • LIVEWELL MINUTE: Flu Vaccine

    The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine. It is suggested to receive flu vaccine every fall, right before the weather turns cold and the flu season officially starts.

  • John Stoddard Breast Cancer Accredited

    LiveWell Minute: Stoddard Breast Cancer Accreditation

    John Stoddard is the first cancer center in central Iowa to be granted the top-level, three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers, making it one of the nation’s top breast cancer care centers. Dr. Scott Hamling, The Iowa Clinic says, “Each year at John Stoddard we treat 1600 cancer patients, 300 of which are breast cancer patients. Being granted this accreditation means we have exceeded national standards and provide top-quality breast care right here in Des Moines.” […]

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    LiveWell Minute: Level 1 Trauma Designation

    Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for persons in Iowa from one to 44 years of age. An estimated 30,000 Iowans are rushed to hospitals for emergency evaluation each year. Iowa Methodist Medical Center’s Trauma Center has been verified as central Iowa’s only Level I Adult Trauma Center and Blank Children’s Hospital a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Dr. Richard Sidwell, MD, FACS, Trauma Surgeon, UnityPoint Health says, “When you or someone you love is critically injured, it […]

  • LiveWell Minute: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

    Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer patients, ages 15-35, represent approximately 7 percent of all cancer diagnoses.  Survival rates for this age group have changed little in 20 years despite improvements made for children and older adults. Rachel Dow, Adolescent and Young Adult Program Coordinator says, “John Stoddard Cancer Center and Blank Children’s Hospital have joined together to create the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program.  Our highly skilled team is working to develop standards of excellence for diagnosis, treatment […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Hypertension in Kids

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is common among adults, but it can also be found in children. Approximately three percent of kids have high blood pressure, and this rate is on the rise. Dr. Ari Auron, Pediatric Nephrologist, Blank Children’s Hospital says, “For young children, hypertension is often the result of another medical condition. Some newborns born prematurely have high blood pressure because of problems with their kidneys, lungs or heart.” “However,” Auron continues, “high blood pressure in children can […]


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