November 2018 News

Fast cardiology scheduling leads to quick diagnosis and treatment

Curt Roesler
With shortness of breath and periodic chest pain, this Iowa City man wasn't ready to wait three months to see his cardiologist. He called the UI Heart and Vascular Center and was seen the next day.

Mom is thankful for son like 'Ferdinand'

Book Cover for Ferdinand
“Maybe, another sleepless and fearful mama will read those same words to her precious child, and they will resonate with her, too—remind her of how strong and courageous her baby is. And then, just like at the end of the story, she will also find rest in the words, ‘He is very happy.’”

Most Wired recognition continues

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Once again, as it has over the past decade, UI Hospitals & Clinics has been named one of the nation’s most wired hospitals.

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Training providers to treat opioid addiction

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A team led by UI psychiatrist Alison Lynch, MD, will use a $1.5 million grant to train more Iowa clinicians in medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders.

Vinton mom gets a ‘second chance’

Melisa Coburn at home with her kids
In July 2013, Melisa Coburn was struggling to catch her breath. She assumed it was bronchitis that was making it difficult to keep up with her toddler and 4-month-old baby. But a visit to a local emergency room revealed a pulmonary embolism, a potentially serious blockage in one of her lung’s pulmonary arteries.

Saved by surgery

Medical illustration of a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
CTEPH is a rare condition—about 5,000 Americans are diagnosed annually—and the symptoms are vague. Patients typically experience shortness of breath and fatigue, which can be indicators of many diseases, meaning CTEPH often goes unrecognized. CTEPH is a type of pulmonary hypertension that can be cured but is often undiagnosed.