January 2019 News

Double your power to help someone: Be a blood donor in 2019

Man gives blood at a Degowin Blood Center blood drive
Want to do more to help others in the new year? Every time you donate one pint of blood at the DeGowin Blood Center at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, two patients can benefit from your donation. That’s because the pint of blood that you donate is separated into two life-saving products...

Timely tips for keeping flu-free this season

Health specialists say it’s important to take precautions to help prevent illness and the potentially serious complications that can occur.

Sign up for 2019 Men's Health Seminars

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Each month the UI Men’s Health Program presents a new topic. Sign up for the Jan. 31 presentation on the association diabetes has on erectile dysfunction, urinary urgency, and urinary retention.

Could it be SAD?

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a major depressive disorder with a seasonal component. People with SAD experience depressive symptoms in the fall and winter.

What is in your cold medicine?

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What you’ll be searching out on the pharmacy shelves is the safest, most effective way to deal with symptoms like runny nose, headache, sore throat, and fatigue that come with your cold.

Five ways to keep your exercise resolution

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January is a natural time to launch an exercise routine. You’ll have an easier time keeping your resolution into June or longer if you follow these five guidelines.