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Major cycling event relies on UI Sports Medicine for care

UI Sports Medicine is the official medical provider of Jingle Cross, a high intensity cycling event. An race like such as this is very challenging and the potential to get injured is high but UI sports medicine will be there to assist in the event of an accident.

Melanoma survivor: clinical trials have "given me life"

Claire Barnhouse was apprehensive at first about starting a clinical trial for her stage 3 melanoma but now she says it has given her a second chance at life and she wouldn't change a thing.

ECMO provides life-saving support for patients with critical illnesses

Mike Durant
"I'd get up from my chair and couldn't move, I was so exhausted," says the 44-year-old who lives near the northwest Iowa town of Whittemore. "I knew I had to do something."

Oncoplastic surgery a good option for some breast cancer patients

Sabra Petersen
"Everyone was wonderful in everything they did to take care of me, not only my physical health but my emotional well-being, too. The doctors were very thorough in presenting all of the options and let me make the final decision and then respected that decision."

Deep brain stimulation surgery helps Parkinson’s patient get her life back to normal

Linda Stambaugh
After she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Linda Stambaugh of Browning, Illinois, saw her life slide downhill.

Holden re-designated comprehensive cancer center

External Source: 
The Loop
Holden received its third renewal as a comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute.

Wearable LifeVest defibrillator saves local nurse from sudden cardiac death

Image of doctor holding medical device
Annamarie Fracaro, Licensed Practical Nurse from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, is used to taking care of patients with heart problems. However, Annamarie suddenly became ill, having difficulty breathing and minor chest pain. But her problems didn’t end there. Annamaire developed cardiomyopathy, which can lead to severe heart rhythm problems and heart failure. Her doctor, a cardiologist with the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center, was concerned about sudden cardiac death, so he prescribed the ZOLL LifeVest, which is the first ever, wearable defibrillator worn outside the body rather than implanted in the chest like an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Less than two months later, this device saved Annamarie’s life.

Sarcoma awareness month: help is more than medical care

Dr. Benjamin J. Miller highlights the importance of Sarcoma Awareness Month in keeping research motivated to find a cure.

Standing together to beat sarcoma

Jill Kain, MSN, ARNP, discusses the importance of allied health professionals in the care of sarcoma patients of all ages at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Storing sarcoma to look for a cure

Munir R. Tanas, MD, highlights the importance of the tumor bank, which is part of the University of Iowa Molecular Epidemiological Resource, in researching sarcoma.

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