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UnityPoint implementing new nasal therapy for COVID-19 patients

Ventilators are in lower demand in Iowa as of now, but a new nasal therapy at UnityPoint will help keep patients off of them altogether.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Fewer Iowans are on ventilators because of the coronavirus now than before, but the need to keep patients off the machines is still very much a priority.

Local 5 sat down with Julie Jackson and Dr. Matthew Trump of UnityPoint Health in Des Moines to talk more about the news therapy, and how it may provide a safe alternative to a potentially harmful ventilator.

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