November 2017 News

Courage Ride raises funds for sarcoma research

Courage Ride committee presents check to Ben Miller, MD, orthopedic surgeon, and Munir Tanas, MD, pathologist, co-leaders of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Oncology Group
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The Loop
The 2017 Courage Ride raised $60,000 to advance sarcoma-related research at University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Bariatric surgery helps Melissa look and feel her best

As a hairdresser, Melissa Laschanzky’s job is to help other people look and feel their best. In May 2015, she decided it was her turn. For most of her adult life, Melissa, 33, had struggled with obesity. She’d try crash diets and exercise, and these efforts worked—but only for a while. “I just...

For breast cancer care, Barb chose the team approach

Barb Miller didn’t think her breast cancer diagnosis was routine or ordinary, so she didn’t want her care to be routine or ordinary, either. She wanted a coordinated care team with access to a full range of the best and latest treatment options available. After being diagnosed at her community...

‘Only chance to conceive’

“After trying to become pregnant, my husband and I were referred to UI Health Care. I was hesitant at first as I was not keen on medical and pharmaceutical intervention to become pregnant. After meeting with Bradley Van Voorhis, MD , and many others from the infertility care team, we decided to...

Collaborative care during high-risk pregnancy

Angie Poulsen and her family
I delivered my first baby at another hospital and due to delivery difficulties; I knew if I got pregnant again, I wanted to transfer my care to University of Iowa Health Care. I had heard many great things about Kelly Ward, MD , so when I found out I was pregnant I scheduled an appointment with her...