January 2017 News

Winning with a team approach

Geri Walker
Geri Walker spent most of her career in the chaos of a school lunchroom, using her hands to prepare trays and count money. Her routine became disrupted one winter day in December 2014, when she struggled to move the fingers of her right hand.

In good hands

Linda Ayers
When severe cases of osteoarthritis in both of her thumbs made even the simplest of tasks painful, Linda took immediate action – first to see her own doctor and then to consider surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Moving forward

After more than a week at the Cedar Rapids hospital, Daniel was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. On Dec. 16, he underwent emergency surgery - the first of four procedures over the next two weeks to remove the"dead" areas of the pancreas and drain excess fluid from his abdomen. In surgical cases like Daniel's, the development of a hernia at the site of the incision is not uncommon.

‘A blessing to know’

Jill Asprey
Jill Asprey knows the importance of timing and tough decisions. She credits both with helping doctors find an ovarian tumor early and getting her on the path to further reducing her risk of cancer.

Keeping up

Tara Meyer
Tara Meyer had begun to notice a change in her physical fitness. Her energy seemed low, and simple tasks like climbing stairs and doing laundry left her out of breath. Thankfully she wound up at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' Pulmonary Hypertension Center.