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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.

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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.

Saved by surgery

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CTEPH is a rare condition—about 5,000 Americans are diagnosed annually—and the symptoms are vague. Patients typically experience shortness of breath and fatigue, which can be indicators of many diseases, meaning CTEPH often goes unrecognized. CTEPH is a type of pulmonary hypertension that can be cured but is often undiagnosed.

Robotic surgery now an option for myasthenia patients needing thymectomy

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Brooklyn Wexell, a 23-year-old teacher from Cambridge, Illinois, didn’t want to have surgery. But when Evgeny Arshava, MD, FACS, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, told her he could perform the potentially life-changing surgery through very small incisions in her chest using a robot – which would minimize both pain levels and scarring – she changed her mind.

UI Heart and Vascular Center performs first-in-Iowa catheter-based tricuspid valve repair

A University of Iowa Health Care team has successfully completed a first-ever heart valve procedure in Iowa: a minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair that involves a catheter instead of open-heart surgery. UI Heart and Vascular Center specialists performed the operation Oct. 18. The patient was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 23.

BeardUp for men's health in November

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BeardUp in November to raise awareness of men’s health issues and support the University of Iowa Department of Urology Men’s Health Program.

Register now for Men’s Health Program seminars

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Each month the UI Men’s Health Program presents a new discussion on various men’s health topics.

Golfing again soon after valve replacement

For Tim McClimon of DeWitt, having the option of less pain and faster recovery was “a no-brainer.” “My recovery was faster, and I haven’t really needed much pain medication. My surgery was on a Monday, and by Wednesday afternoon I was able to stop taking the pain medications.”

New valve replacement option: less pain, shorter hospital stay

When doctors and surgeons in the Heart and Vascular Center at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics learned there was a new way to perform an aortic valve replacement that resulted in less pain and shorter recovery times for patients, they knew it was something they wanted to investigate further and bring to their patients.

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