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Total hip arthroplasty has Paula singing again

Paula O’Brien back on stage in December 2018.
For 46-year-old Paula O’Brien, being on stage wasn’t just a hobby, it had once been a career. Her first professional theatre role was at age 11, and her love of performing developed from there. But once she turned 40, degenerative hip disease limited her life considerably.

2019 UI report highlights HPV-related cancers

Iowa map showing county HPV vaccine rates
This year’s Cancer in Iowa report, released March 5 by the UI-based State Health Registry of Iowa, outlines the growing threat of HPV-related cancers, the steady increase of cases among Iowa men, and the state’s performance in getting teens vaccinated for HPV.

Parent Blog: Stacey Regennitter

Regennitter fraternal quadruplets, photo
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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
Noelle, Jakob, Jarred and Rebeckah were born at 30 weeks gestation and are now 14 years old.

Parent Blog: Megan Runde

Libby Runde, photo
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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
"I was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for preterm labor. Libby was delivered by emergency C-section at 26 weeks and had a blood transfusion on her first day of life." – Megan

University of Iowa Health Care receives prestigious Center of Excellence designation for program that treats Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

HCMA seal
University of Iowa Health Care has received the prestigious Center of Excellence designation by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA). The HCMA provides support, education, advocacy and advances research on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which involves a thickening of the muscles of the heart.

Airplane joins AirCare service

airplane in hangar
A sleek, powerful new airplane puts an emergency room in the sky as UI Health Care’s first fixed-wing air ambulance.

‘Grateful and blessed family’ credits IVF team

The Rich family
“From time to time, I hear a story of a couple who were able to have a baby because of the work of Dr. Van Voorhis,” says Elizabeth Rich. “Every time, it takes me back to our story and I feel so grateful.”

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February is American Heart Month

Heart
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women each year, leading to the deaths of about 610,000 people each year in the United States. The good news is that heart disease is preventable.

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

Man gives blood at a Degowin Blood Center blood drive
The need for blood increases in the winter months. Every pint of blood donated can help save the lives of more than one patient. To donate, schedule an appointment online or call for more information.

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