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Transplant patients team up for 2018 Transplant Games

A personal trainer, a pastor, and a 6-year-old may make an unlikely team, but from Aug. 2–7 they were part of a group representing University of Iowa Health Care in the 2018 Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah.

UI named a center of excellence in Parkinson's care

Parkinson's Centers of Excellence globally
The Parkinson’s Foundation names University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics a center of excellence and adds it to a global network of 45 select academic medical centers.

Bike helmet saves the day

Cyclist with helmet
A helmet helps Riverside teen avoid serious injury when his bike collides with a truck in April. Recently, RAGBRAI honored the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital cycling team for bike safety promotion.

New Anal Dysplasia Clinic aims to prevent anal cancer

UI Health Care’s new Anal Dysplasia Clinic screens and treats people who are at increased risk for HPV-related anal dysplasia by using an approach similar to the one that virtually eliminated cervical cancer in the United States: identify abnormal cells early and treat them before they become cancerous.

UI Health Care’s first Urgent Care now open

UI Urgent Care staff
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University of Iowa Health Care opened its first Urgent Care facility this summer. Located just off Scott Boulevard at 3640 Middlebury Road on the east side of Iowa City, Urgent Care offers expanded acute care services and extended hours, including most holidays.

Amy's sarcoma story

patient with nurses
I felt a tiny little twinge in my right knee....The physical therapist suspected something more was going on and encouraged me to get some imaging done.

Research on cancer treatment side effects earns award for Carryn Anderson, MD

UI radiation oncologist Carryn Anderson, MD, has been honored by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer for research on a drug designed to alleviate oral mucositis, a common and debilitating side effect of head and neck chemoradiation treatments.

UI-developed technology diagnoses leading cause of blindness

Portrait of Michael Abramoff
University of Iowa Health Care patients are the first in the nation to have access to a new technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose diabetic retinopathy.

Know the signs of heat illness

Heat Illness illustration
Heat illness begins with minor symptoms, such as rash and cramping, but if left untreated can lead to a life-threatening heat stroke.

UI study suggests autism and food allergy link

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD.

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