Uniquely You - Summer 2013
What’s Up With That? returns July 18! It’s back by popular demand. Wine, snacks, three female UI Health Care ob/gyn docs waiting to answer any and every question you have…even those, um, delicate questions you might be too embarrassed to bring up.
Hot flashes and night sweats make it difficult for many women to get a good night's sleep. While hormonal therapy is available and might be best for some women, it's not for everybody. Learn the potential risks from UI physician, Veronika Kolder.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in people who react to a gluten protein found in wheat and other grains. UI Health Care’s Dr. David Elliott discusses celiac disease and we present some gluten-free recipes in the most recent edition of Health at Iowa.
UI Women’s Health physician Rachel Maassen says screening recommendations vary throughout the stages of a woman’s life. In this article, she provides a list of screenings healthy women should be aware of, like HPV, pelvic exams, and mammograms.
UI Children’s Hospital is home to Iowa’s most advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). One out of nine mothers do not carry to full term, and roughly 100,000 babies end up in a NICU each year. We hope every pregnancy goes smoothly, but if the unexpected should occur, here are 15 facts to consider:
What happens when a woman goes into labor at only 20 weeks? In this case, the result was a beautiful child named Dexter. Watch this heart-warming story about Dexter's journey, told by his appreciative mother and UI Physician, John Dagle.
Assistant Nurse Manager Michelle Turner of the WH communications team, is trained in dealing with sexual assault cases. In this article she gives need-to-know tips for preventing and dealing with sexual assault that every woman should know.
UI Health Care offers childbirth classes for expecting parents! Classes are designed for expectant families between the 25th and 35th week of pregnancy. We provide excellent and comprehensive preparation, information, and support for all expectant parents and their support persons. Early registration is recommended as classes fill quickly.
There are enough health risks of prolonged inactivity that the buzzword has become “sitting is the new smoking.” This unhealthy trend is even an issue for people who exercise regularly. Learn about how you can add physical activity to your work day from Jason Powers, MD.
Hitting the Big 5-0 means getting a colon cancer screening (perhaps earlier if you are at a high risk). The Iowa Cancer Consortium has pulled together a concise list of what it is, where to get it, and the different types of screenings that are available for you.
We want to be able to interact with you outside of the clinic, and somewhere more fun! For daily health, wellness and nutrition tips, updates on news and events, and all things women’s health (including occasional silliness), visit the UI Women’s Health Facebook page.
It takes less than a minute to get from your car to the check-in desk at Iowa River Landing, where we provide a one-stop-shop for all of your annual tests, exams, and screenings. This program is designed with the busy woman's schedule in mind.
UI Women’s Health will begin offering evening appointments on Tuesdays at Iowa River Landing beginning July 1. The evening clinic will be staffed by Laura Dellos, ARNP. To schedule an appointment, please call 319-467-2000 or 855-467-3700.
It's no secret that your bones change with age. Listen to UI physician Janet Schlecte discuss risk factors, treatments, and prevention techniques. In this podcast, she gives specific fitness and dietary suggestions for women who already have osteoporosis or osteopenia.
UI Women’s Health doctor Abby Hardy-Fairbanks recently shared her knowledge in a Women’s Health Magazine article about birth control. She shares information about which foods and medication can interfere with the pill.