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Your guide for safe trick-or-treating this Halloween

Pumpkin sitting on the ground in the forest
While COVID-19 is still present in our community, there’s still a way for you—and your kiddos—to safely satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween.

Kindergarten teacher returns to classroom after surviving COVID-19

Jaime Humes photo
For two weeks in late August and early September 2020, Jaime Humes stayed isolated in a hospital room near her hometown of DeWitt, Iowa, diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia and unable to see family or friends. The only human contact she had was with the members of her care team, who monitored her oxygen levels, administered medications, or changed her body position.

BeardUp for men's health in November

Portrait of Aaron Loy, winner of "Best Beard" in 2018.
Beard Up in November to raise awareness of men’s health issues and support the University of Iowa Department of Urology Men’s Health Program. You could win a prize package!

TAVR restores Milt’s heart function so he can spend more time with his family

The UI Heart and Vascular Center has performed more transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures than any other center in Iowa.

UI Health Care breaks ground on new campus designed to meet state-wide health care needs

Groundbreaking at UI Hospitals & Clinics new campus at Forevergreen Road on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
Extension of UI Hospitals & Clinics’ existing Iowa City campus at Forevergreen Road in North Liberty to increase state capacity for tertiary and quaternary care and build pipeline for future physicians

13 spooky (and safe) ways to celebrate Halloween

Row of Jack-O-Lanterns lit up
Spooky season is officially upon us, and with it comes cooler weather, sweet treats, and many traditional fall activities.

Providing the backbone: Melanie Dettmer and the Department of Pharmaceutical Care

Melanie Dettmer photo with mask
Melanie Dettmer, CPhT, support services coordinator in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care, says pharmacy is the backbone that brings hospital care teams together.

Fight of his life

As a healthy and outdoorsy firefighter-paramedic, Paul Sereda, of Coal Valley, Illinois, wasn’t too worried about developing a severe case of COVID-19.

A passion for pediatrics

Brittany Patel, RN, CAPA
Brittany Patel, RN, CAPA, considers herself a lifelong learner. It’s what drew her to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital as a pediatric nurse, and what keeps her there.

A front row seat: Affecting change for the better

Marisa Weaver, BSN
For Marisa Weaver, BSN, being a pediatric nurse allows her to witness life-altering moments that others only hear about.

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