August 2018 News

Patients served by new registry for developmental disorders

Illustration of puzzle pieces
A new collection of patient information will help individuals who have developmental disorders show their interest in participating in research projects aiming to better understand those conditions and improve clinical care.

Making mammography screening easier

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To mark National Breast Cancer Awareness month, UI Health Care’s Breast Imaging Center features walk-in mammography screenings and complimentary parking during October.

University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program receives national certification

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Heart and Vascular Center’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Come help UI Health Care celebrate its first Urgent Care clinic on August 25

You’re invited to drop by UI Health Care’s new Urgent Care clinic on Scott Boulevard in Iowa City on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for kids’ activities, giveaways, treats, and more. Kids can even bring in their favorite stuffed animal for a checkup. Offering convenient extended hours...

UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked among nation's best

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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has again been named one of America’s “Best Hospitals” and the top hospital in Iowa, according to 2018-19 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Extended hours, same-day and next-day appointments make UI Sports Medicine the right call for injured athletes

Same day, next day, and evening appointments available at UI Health Care Sports Medicine
University of Iowa Sports Medicine now offers extended clinic hours and same-day and next-day appointments to give injured athletes more options for getting back into the game sooner.

Bill's liver was failing due to hepatitis C

Bill Klahn with his 2016 Transplant Games medal
“You’re dying.” Those words nearly floored Bill Klahn following a routine blood test in the late 1990s. “I said, ‘What?’ I was going to the gym every day, I was working 60 to 80 hours every week—working hard—and they told me my liver was hanging by a thread,” Bill says. Bill, 64, of Cedar Rapids,...

Terrell is making the most of his gift of life

Terrell Jordan Sr. playing basketball
Terrell Jordan Sr., 44, of Cedar Rapids, is the picture of health. He plays basketball several times a week, is a professional clown, and preaches at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids. But he knows better than to take his good health for granted. Every day he thinks about Jesse,...

Cooper's hero is his uncle

Cooper Vozza runs in the 2016 Transplant Games
Cooper was born with Smith-Magenis syndrome, a developmental disorder that results in some level of intellectual disability and delayed speech and language skills. He was also born with just one kidney, which was small and in renal failure. Doctors knew he would need a kidney transplant as soon as he was old enough and big enough for the surgery.

Transplant patients team up for 2018 Transplant Games

A personal trainer, a pastor, and a 6-year-old may make an unlikely team, but from Aug. 2–7 they were part of a group representing University of Iowa Health Care in the 2018 Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah.