Preeclampsia forced Kelli to fight for her life

During her third trimester, Kelli Carlson was not feeling well. Her physician told her that her symptoms were a normal part of pregnancy, but it turned out they were actually signs of preeclampsia–a high blood pressure disorder in pregnancy.

Hunter-killer Nanoparticle Bullets Target Tumors While Bypassing Healthy Tissue

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A research team led by Aliasger K. Salem and Kareem Ebeid at the University of Iowa has developed a method for targeting malignant tumors using nanoparticles that carry a combination of chemotherapeutic drugs directly to the tumors without affecting healthy tissue.

Heart and Vascular Center reaches milestone with minimally invasive TAVR procedure

The UI Heart and Vascular Center has a history of excellence in minimally invasive procedures and that tradition continues with the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. TAVR is a treatment for aortic stenosis – the narrowing of the aortic valve causing an obstruction of blood flow to the heart. The UI Heart and Vascular Center performed its 500th TAVR procedure in January.

2018 Kid Captain nominations are now open

Kid Captain at mid field
If your child has a life-changing story, nominate them for the 2018 Kid Captain program by March 11, 2018. Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes football team to honor pediatric patients and celebrate their inspirational stories.

From First IVF Visit to Baby in One Year

Lindsey and Ben Ebert
‘UI Health Care helped us achieve our dream of becoming parents in just one short, wonderful year’ “My husband and I experienced three miscarriages and multiple failed medicated cycles while trying to start a family. After more than five years with no success, we decided to change clinics. We chose...

Answering Your Questions About Preeclampsia

Mark Santillan, MD, PhD to host a Facebook Live event on preeclampsia
Did you know preeclampsia is one of the most common pregnancy complications, affecting approximately 1 in 20 pregnancies? Preeclampsia is a high blood pressure disorder that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy and can cause a number of complications, including problems with the kidneys and other organs.

New take-home sleep apnea test available at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing

UI Health Care is offering a new sleep apnea test so patients can be diagnosed at home in their own beds. This type of evaluation is now available at the sleep clinic at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing.

Influenza: Know the Signs, Know There's Help

Flu season wear mask
UI Hospitals and Clinics is working closely with Johnson County Public Health and other area hospitals to share important information about the current flu strains and how to recognize signs and symptoms. This is an important time to understand how to stay well and how to care for someone in your family who gets sick.

Cardiac Surgery Saves a Life

Jay K. Bhama, MD examines his patient, Joe Finkstein
Joe Finkstein was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm, also known as an enlarged aorta. His diagnosis lead him to seek out a UI Heart and Vascular surgeon that saved his life.

February is American Heart Month

How healthy is your heart? Cardiologists and staff in the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center want to help you get started focusing on your heart health. The more you know about heart disease, the better chance you have of beating it.