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Expert spine care helped Gretchen get back to RAGBRAI

Gretchen McLain of Stockport, Iowa, was looking forward to riding RAGBRAI in 2017, but four days before the event, a devastating spine injury put her bike-riding plans on hold indefinitely—but not for nearly as long as you might think. Gretchen was working on her farm in July 2017 when a couple of...

UI Health Care brings free blood pressure testing to Coral Ridge Mall shoppers

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University of Iowa Health Care and Coral Ridge Mall are encouraging holiday shoppers to take a moment to stop by the mall’s new Heart Check Center for a free blood pressure check.

Patients helped design new cellular therapy unit

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“We asked our current and past patients for their input, and their generous feedback allowed us to create this beautiful new unit that we can truly call patient-centered,” says Margarita Magalhaes-Silverman, MD, director of the UI Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.

UI Hospitals & Clinics CEO puts focus on excellence

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“Delivering the most advanced medical care for all Iowans is a privilege and responsibility I am proud to lead at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics,” says new CEO Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA.

Fast cardiology scheduling leads to quick diagnosis and treatment

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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'

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“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.

Help us plan a new convenient service

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Take a two-minute survey asking about features you would like to see on MyChart.

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.

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