UI Hospitals and Clinics

March 2011

Time for Your Colonoscopy?
Getting a colonoscopy is your first step in preventing colon cancer.
Time to Get a Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that can be prevented. Most colorectal cancers start as benign polyps that can change over time to become cancerous. The goal of regular screening is to find and remove polyps before they become cancerous. Colon cancer also responds best to treatment when found and treated early. It is important to know that colon cancer may not cause symptoms in early stages.
Younkers Raises $21,000 for Breast Cancer Research
Younkers presented a check for $21,000 for breast cancer research at the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Cancer in Iowa 2011
Report: Though cancer death rates continue to decline across the state, cancer remains a leading cause of death in Iowa.
2011 Women of Influence
UI Health Care salutes two outstanding staff members honored as 2011 Women of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal.
UI Team Identifies New Form of Muscular Dystrophy
University of Iowa researchers have identified a new gene mutation that causes muscular dystrophy and have engineered the human gene mutation into a mouse, creating a new mouse model that could help screen potential drugs to treat this type of muscular dystrophy.
Health Graduate Programs Earn High National Rankings
The physician assistant program at the UI Carver College of Medicine retained its No. 1 position among public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools.
Pig Model of Cystic Fibrosis Improves Understanding of Disease
Using a newly created pig model that genetically replicates the most common form of cystic fibrosis, University of Iowa researchers have now shown that the CF protein is "misprocessed" in the pigs and does not end up in the correct cellular location.
Primary Care Matches Remain Strong for Medical Graduates
Nearly half of this year's UI medical graduates chose primary care specialties, which include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.
Mini Medical School Starts April 5
Sign up now for the 4-week "Breakthroughs in Medicine" Mini Medical School course in Iowa City.
Changing Lives
Get the full story about our innovative surgery techniques featured in a new TV ad campaign.
Cyber-Anatomy Helps Train Tomorrow's Doctors
UI Carver College of Medicine students continue to study gross anatomy in the dissection lab, but they also experience dissection on a virtual cadaver using 3-D interactive software. The Cyber-Anatomy program presents almost 10,000 body parts in medically accurate detail.
UChoose Helps Visitors Eat Well
Look for the UChoose label to find healthy food options at UI Hospitals and Clinics dining areas and elsewhere on the UI campus.
Today Is National Doctors' Day
Thank you to those who dedicate their lives to healing, teaching and searching for medical breakthroughs.
Cancer Care Tip: Colon Cancer-Get Screened!
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that can be prevented.

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