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Nov. 1 Health Seminar: Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction

Men’s health experts will discuss prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and address medical and surgical options related to bladder control and ED.

Golfing again soon after valve replacement

For Tim McClimon of DeWitt, having the option of less pain and faster recovery was “a no-brainer.” “My recovery was faster, and I haven’t really needed much pain medication. My surgery was on a Monday, and by Wednesday afternoon I was able to stop taking the pain medications.”

New valve replacement option: less pain, shorter hospital stay

When doctors and surgeons in the Heart and Vascular Center at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics learned there was a new way to perform an aortic valve replacement that resulted in less pain and shorter recovery times for patients, they knew it was something they wanted to investigate further and bring to their patients.

Heart and Vascular Center earns Gold Seal for VAD therapy

University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its ventricular assist device destination therapy program.

82 year old is first in Iowa to receive third-generation heart device

Using a recently approved update to a device called a MitraClip, surgeons at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center repaired the heart of an 82 year old who was a poor candidate for traditional repair of a leaky mitral valve.

First in Iowa to implant third-generation heart device

heart patient in clinic with doctor
Using a recently approved update to a device called a MitraClip, surgeons at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center repaired the heart of an 82 year old who was a poor candidate for traditional repair of a leaky mitral valve.

Family advocates for lawn mower safety after accident

On Aug. 30, 2017, life changed for Ryan Manahl and his family (Cedar Falls, IA) when his 3-year-old son, Tate, was accidentally run over with a lawn mower. “I tried to keep him calm but I kept thinking the worst – ‘Is this really it? Is my son going to die in my arms right now and he hasn’t even started to live his life?’”

Three questions to ask before your mammogram

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Women can reduce their chances of needing a costly and time-consuming second opinion by asking three simple questions before being tested for breast cancer.

Giving Kiersten hip care to keep an active life

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“I told Dr. Willey I had a goal to get back to dance, do track, and play softball. He was great to me. He told me if I followed his orders, I would get back and do those.”

New care area offers psychiatric patients an alternative to ER

Medical team in clinical setting
When the Crisis Stabilization Unit opens Oct. 15, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics teams will begin evaluating and treating psychiatric emergency patients in a comfortable, home-like setting rather than in the busy emergency room.

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