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‘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.

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.

Five ways to keep your exercise resolution

Person doing pushups
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.

Jonathan’s meniscus transplant story

Whether he’s on a bike ride or just walking to class at Southeastern Community College each day, Jonathan Gavin appreciates the precious gift that allows him to do those things pain-free.

Expert spine care helped Gretchen get back to RAGBRAI

After Gretchen McLain suffered a devastating spine fracture, she made it her mission to complete RAGBRAI the following year. With a year of rehab, learning how to walk again, and plenty of training, McLain reached her goal.

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

Illustration of blood pressure monitoring station
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

Interior view of clinic space
“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.

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