University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

February 2011

MyChart – Your Personal Connection
Ask about setting up your own MyChart account at your next UI appointment.
2011 Dance Marathon Raises Record Amount
UI Dance Marathon makes a huge difference in the lives of families at UI Children's Hospital.
Devote 28 Days to Your Heart
Throughout February join us for 28 days of activities, information and interactive fun, all focused on heart health.
Women and Heart Disease
Join us Feb. 3 when two of the women cardiologists from the UI Heart and Vascular Center discuss coronary artery disease in women.
Safety Tips for ATV Riders
UI Children's Hospital Safety Store and Kohl's Stores are working to prevent ATV accidents involving children. Through a generous grant of $167,000 from Kohl’s, the Safety Store will present Kohl's Keeping Kids Safe programs at eastern Iowa schools.
Winter Weather Announcements
UI Hospitals and Clinics remains open despite winter weather conditions.
Before You Change Your Look
Look to us. UI Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Services offers services in a safe and private setting.
Regents Approve Plans for New UI Children's Hospital
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved plans presented by University of Iowa Health Care leaders to build a new, $270 million University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.
Gift Advances Training of UI Health Care Nurses
A gift to the University of Iowa College of Nursing will improve patient care at UI Hospitals and Clinics by providing advanced education assistance for UI nurses.
UI Study Ties Drugs to Brain Tissue Loss in Schizophrenia
UI researchers have found that antipsychotic medications commonly used to treat schizophrenia appear to contribute to the loss of brain tissue that sometimes occurs in patients with schizophrenia.
Iowa Ranks at the Top of the Nation in Health Care for Children
The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation, earlier this month issued its State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011. Iowa and Massachusetts tied for first place in terms of overall children’s health system performance.
Top State for Kids' Health
Iowa ranks at the top of the nation in health care for children.
'Call for Kids with Cancer' Radiothon raises $77,000 for UI Children's Hospital
Clear Channel, Cedar Rapids, raised almost $77,131 during its fifth annual "Call for Kids with Cancer" Radiothon, which was broadcast live Feb. 3 and 4 from University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Health Care Heroes
UI Health Care congratulates the 2011 Health Care Heroes named by the Corridor Business Journal: Patrick Brophy, MD; Volunteer Kris Westphal; and the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.
Test Your Home for Radon
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Iowa has the nation’s highest average radon concentration.
"Best Doctors in America" Recognizes 316 UI Physicians
"Best Doctors in America" database recognizes 316 physicians from UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital.
Davidson Presents Presidential Lecture, Feb. 27
The UI's Beverly Davidson, an internationally recognized expert on inherited brain diseases and gene therapies, will deliver the 2011 University of Iowa Presidential Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, in the 4th Floor Assembly Halls at the Levitt Center for University Advancement.
Study Warns: Parents Should Monitor High-Energy Drinks
High-caffeine beverages should sound a note of caution for parents and health care providers.
UI Team Investigates Function of 'Junk DNA' in Human Genes
A new study by researchers at the UI Carver College of Medicine finds that when a particular type of repetitive DNA segment, known as a Alu element, is inserted into existing genes, it can alter the rate at which proteins are produced--a mechanism that could contribute to the evolution of different biological characteristics in different species.
Cancer Care Tip: Cancer in the Hispanic/Latino Community
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Hispanic/Latino population.

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