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Rollie chose reverse shoulder replacement to get his quality of life back

For the first time in years, Rollie Dunbar can raise his left arm above his head. He can move the arm with no pain and none of the weakness he once felt in his shoulder. He can do the things he loves to do, like rebuilding a 1948 Chrysler Coupe, pain-free.

UI neuroendocrine tumor program earns high European distinction

Sue O'Dorisio portrait
University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first U.S. cancer center to be designated a Neuroendocrine Tumor Center of Excellence by the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS).

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.

‘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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