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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 WHOtv.com, 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: 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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    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: Circle of Life Award

    UnityPoint Health was recently named a Circle of Life Award winner for its innovative palliative care program that improves the care of patients with serious illness. Only two other organizations in the country received this award. Dr. Monique Reese, Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer, UnityPoint Health says, “UnityPoint Health has developed an integrated palliative care program with its approach to chronic care management. The program ensures access to services for patients with serious illnesses and is provided across all care settings.” […]

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    Livewell Minute: John Stoddard Commission on Cancer

    John Stoddard Cancer Center, part of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines continues to lead the way for Iowans and has been recognized for its quality cancer care.  As a 2013 recipient of the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award, John Stoddard is the only cancer center in Iowa to have received this award and is in the top 15 percent of cancer centers in the United States. Seven standards form the basis of the Outstanding Achievement award and they are […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Migraine Headaches

    Migraine headache affects 36 million Americans. Migrane attacks may last from 4 hours to 3 days, with sufferers experiencing pounding head pain, nausea and sensitivity to sound and light. Dr. Lynn Rankin, MD, Neurologist, UnityPoint Clinic says, “Migraine typically arises from a family history, but may begin following a mild head injury, illness or a shift in hormones. People should log their attacks, looking for triggers or patterns, and seek a diagnosis from their physician.” Migraine treatment is individualized for […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Maternity Services at Methodist West

    Methodist West Hospital’s maternity center offers 12 beautiful, private suites, one C-section delivery suite and a newborn nursery. Moms are able to labor, deliver and recover all in the same room with convenient room service, offering a wide menu selection. Melanie Hermann, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, UnityPoint Health says,  “The miracle of new life is a special experience. At Methodist West Hospital maternity services, we’re committed to providing every family with a meaningful and unique childbirth experience that is as […]

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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 fourth 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 […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Kidney Stones in Children

    A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine become highly concentrated.  A larger stone may get stuck along the urinary tract and can block the flow of urine, causing severe pain or blood that can be seen in the urine. Dr. Ari Auron, Pediatric Nephrologist, Blank Children’s Hospital says, “Children with kidney stones may have pain while urinating, see blood in the urine, or feel […]

  • GOLDEN APPLE: April 2014 Winner

    Before teaching, Shaen Polasky served five years with the Marine Corps. But claims he doesn’t have a “no nonsense” approach to teaching. His teaching methods work in the classroom. He is this month’s Golden Apple Award recipient. To the students and faculty at Indianola High School it was no surprise Shaen Polasky deserved an award. It was for Polasky himself… “All I can say with this recognition is that I hope I can live up to it and keep doing […]

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    LIVEWELL MINUTE: Window Safety

    Each year in the United States, falls from windows account for an estimated 5,000 injuries, in some cases death.  Blank Children’s Hospital wants to remind anyone who watches infants and small children to be on guard for the potential of this often overlooked hazard. Anne Garinger, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, Blank Children’s Hospital says, “Don’t depend on screens to prevent falls. In 80% of window fall cases, a screen was in place.  Keeping beds and furniture away from windows can […]

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