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Cooper's hero is his uncle

Cooper Vozza runs in the 2016 Transplant Games
Cooper was born with Smith-Magenis syndrome, a developmental disorder that results in some level of intellectual disability and delayed speech and language skills. He was also born with just one kidney, which was small and in renal failure. Doctors knew he would need a kidney transplant as soon as he was old enough and big enough for the surgery.

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.

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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