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Collaborative care during high-risk pregnancy

Angie Poulsen and her family
Placenta accreta is a life-threatening condition where the placenta attaches too deep in the uterine wall. Most of the time, a hysterectomy is the only way to stop the hemorrhaging since the placenta does not want to pull away from the uterus. The physicians would not know how bad a placenta accreta was until they were performing the C-section.

UI Health Care combines 'one-on-one connection' and 'skill'

Rachel Asbury's pregnancy care and the pediatric follow-up at UI Health Care was just what she was looking for.

PrEP Clinic improves care, follow-up for patients at risk for HIV

Working in collaboration with a patient's primary care provider, a pharmacist independently monitors a patient's medication therapy and serves as the direct provider for necessary follow-up visits. Patients are assured timely and convenient access to care and follow-up, and it allows a patient's primary care provider to co-manage their patient's care with a pharmacist knowledgeable about medication risks, benefits, and side effects. To schedule an appointment with the PrEP Clinic, call 319-384-7444..

Fireworks injuries in Iowa doubled in 2017

Firework injury statistics illustrated over past four years
Injuries related to fireworks more than doubled in 2017 and were nearly three times as serious, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, College of Public Health, and the UI Injury Prevention Research Center.

Breast reduction surgery changed Angela's life

I have struggled with my breast size from the time I began puberty.

Patty chose HIPEC treatment for her recurring cancer

Two years after undergoing surgery for colon cancer, Patty Brockett developed a large tumor in her right ovary. Leery of having cancer return a third time, Patty chose University of Iowa Health Care for HIPEC, a special treatment for recurring cancer in the abdominal area.

Washington man is back to normal after HIPEC treatment

When treatment for a tumor in his appendix required major surgery and a special type of chemotherapy treatment known as HIPEC, Dick Gallagher got the expert care he needed from University of Iowa Health Care.

Lindsey and Joanne’s midwifery story

Lindsey and her partner, Joanne, chose the midwives at UI Health Care because they wanted a normal, natural birth experience within the hospital-setting.

Vascular surgery saves woman with rare, life-threatening condition

Tania Justus and her family
Tania Justus had an uncommon condition called May-Thurner syndrome. "What is extremely rare is the fact that Tacia sustained a ruptured iliac vein. What was really critical was that we had the technology and expertise to make that diagnosis in a timely fashion."--Neelima Katragunta, MD

Blood and marrow transplant program receives highest endorsement

Gold seal of approval
The University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Adult and Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program has earned reaccreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

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