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Family Matters at Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic

Living and establishing a business in a growing community like Ankeny, Iowa is an exciting time as the city hits a population milestone of 50,000 (and counting). For Dr. Daryl Rauser and his wife Alissa, moving back to their hometown of Ankeny to start their new business, Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic, and raise their family was a dream […]

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UnityPoint Clinic’s unique approach to promoting a healthy lifestyle

The physicians and staff at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Prairie Trail are passionate about being connected in the community they so proudly serve. Community engagement isn’t just a buzz word for this group of Physicians, it’s a way of practicing medicine that changes how people go about their day-to-day living. It’s about promoting a […]

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Exercise for Life

Dr. Doug Layton is a physician at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa and is a frequent guest blogger on the Prairie Trail blog. Dr. Layton writes on a number of  health and wellness-related topics and shares practical tips for making healthy lifestyle choices. The last blog article I wrote was on easy ways to make diet changes to improve your […]

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Enter the Doggie Photo Contest!

Do you have the cutest pup around? Register them for the Doggie Photo Contest during Puppies in the Park at Prairie Trail on August 2 and win awesome prizes! Be sure to pre-register for the contest so you don’t miss out on the special early registration packet, including a one-of-a-kind Prairie Trail doggie bandana and additional goodies. Register online now by clicking […]

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Our “Pawesome” Sponsors

Pet lovers unite during Puppies in the Park at Prairie Trail on Saturday, August 2 in beautiful Precedence Park. Puppies in the Park celebrates the healthy lifestyle of living at Prairie Trail. Local businesses are teaming up to support an active day in the park with our canine companions and to celebrate the healthy choices they inspire. We are […]

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Can you eat healthy at McDonalds?

You may have heard the story about the Iowa teacher who actually lost weight eating at McDonalds. What started as a high school biology project ended up making local and national headlines. What you might not have heard is that Dr. Doug Layton with UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Prairie Trail was the physician who medically monitored the […]

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Hy-Vee dietitians mentor healthy lifestyle

Imagine living in a community that is designed to have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. Imagine living in a community intentionally developed as a collaboration between residents, businesses, schools and public services. This is the foundation of Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa. Research shows that your environment significantly impacts your overall health […]

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