December 2017 News

For kidney treatment, Linda 'got the best'

After her pain wouldn’t go away, Linda, of Traer, Iowa, was sent by her local provider to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. There she met urologist Chad Tracy, MD, director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotics, and Kidney Stone Treatment in the UI Department of Urology.

Six winter break secrets for Dr. Mom

Six tips to keep children healthy during cold and flu season
Family medicine physician Katie Imborek, MD, has six easy steps for parents to help keep their kids healthy and less apt to spread colds or flu.

Low frequency brain stimulation improves cognition in Parkinson’s disease

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Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
A multidisciplinary neuroscience study using rare, intraoperative brain recordings suggests that low frequency stimulation of a deep brain region may be able to improve cognitive function in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study findings, published Nov. 28 online in the journal Brain, also hint at the broader potential of brain stimulation for treating other cognitive diseases.

Five years ago the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics saved a father from stage 4 brain cancer

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The Tab
A tweet from Morgan Lee, 18 from the Quad Cities, recently went viral after she thanked the University of Iowa Hospitals for saving her father's life on the five year anniversary of pronouncing him cancer-free.

UI receives grant to start clinical trials for treatment of childhood cancer

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The University of Iowa may be one step closer to using vitamin C to fight cancer. The university has received a grant to make it possible to start clinical trials for teens for a recently approved FDA drug of high-dosage vitamin C.

Holiday burn prevention tips

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UI Health Care Patient Library Story
The very places you find yourself during the holidays—in the kitchen, around the tree, near the fireplace—are the places most dangerous for severe burns. By using three basic steps, parents and grandparents can help prevent the tragedy of severe burns for themselves and their families.

In the spirit of giving

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UI Children's Hospital
We are thankful for the generosity of individuals and businesses at this time of year. Here are ideas and guides for donations that make a difference for patients.