To add zip to his fastball, Egan relied on the expert advice of his sports dietitian

Egan Smith throws a pitch during a baseball game
Our sports nutrition program promotes healthy weight gain as a tool for better athletic performance.

Research shows remdesivir treatment for COVID-19 has little impact on survival, increases hospital stay

A new study finds that remdesivir, the first new medicine approved for treatment of COVID-19, is not associated with improved survival, but is associated with longer hospital stays for patients.

UI Hospitals & Clinics is this nurse’s ‘gold standard’

Emily Sargent, RN in the emergency room
Emily Sargent says the UI Hospitals & Clinics Emergency Department (ED) sees it all, whether it’s trauma, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, burns, or anything in between, and it’s that variety Sargent loves about her job.

Gauging COVID-19 vaccine interest among adolescents, parents

In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine (Comiranty) to include adolescents ages 12 through 15.

Harold Adams: Saving and improving lives for 50 years

Harold Adams, MD, remembers a young man who had suffered a severe stroke and was paralyzed in all four limbs. His prognosis? Wheelchair-bound or bedridden for the rest of his life. After being treated at UI Hospitals & Clinics, he was sent for rehabilitation.

Iowans saving lives of strangers around the world

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For 40 years, the Iowa Marrow Donor Program has led the way helping those in need get the lifesaving transplants they require. And it wouldn’t be possible without the kindness and selflessness of Iowans, especially the young adults on campuses across the state.

Carolyn’s lingering arm pain vanishes after she gets a second opinion from a wrist and elbow specialist

UI Health Care’s hand, wrist, and elbow expert found the source of the pain that other doctors had missed and quickly performed surgery to make it right.

Fireworks-related injuries continue to rise in Iowa, children among hardest hit

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Emergency and trauma personnel at Iowa’s two largest trauma centers continue to see significant increases in fireworks-related injuries – and in the severity of those injuries – since the Iowa Legislature legalized the sale of fireworks in May 2017. Injuries to children nearly tripled.

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 banner
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital - Iowa's only nationally ranked children's hospital - is listed among the nation’s best in five specialties, according to the new 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today by U.S. News & World Report.

Evidence-based practice scientist Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, recognized with a DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award

Lauren Cullen DAISY Award
Lauren Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, earns the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award.