June 2018 News

Research on cancer treatment side effects earns award for Carryn Anderson, MD

UI radiation oncologist Carryn Anderson, MD, has been honored by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer for research on a drug designed to alleviate oral mucositis, a common and debilitating side effect of head and neck chemoradiation treatments.

UI-developed technology diagnoses leading cause of blindness

Portrait of Michael Abramoff
University of Iowa Health Care patients are the first in the nation to have access to a new technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose diabetic retinopathy.

Know the signs of heat illness

Heat Illness illustration
Heat illness begins with minor symptoms, such as rash and cramping, but if left untreated can lead to a life-threatening heat stroke.

UI study suggests autism and food allergy link

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD.

Nation's premier cancer centers aim to eliminate HPV cancers

Stats concerning HPV infections
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers urging increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers.