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Posted December 18, 2014

Glaucoma App

A vision specialist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is using his iPad to screen people in Nepal for glaucoma.

Toy Safety

Specialists with University of Iowa Children’s Hospital say it’s important to keep safety in mind when purchasing holiday gifts for children.

Heart Technology Update

The Boston Scientific Corporation has made an equity investment in IOWA Approach’s new technologies to treat atrial fibrillation (AF), a serious cardiac disorder and leading cause of stroke that affects more than 2.5 million Americans. Steven Mickelsen, MD, created the prototypes for multiple devices designed to make treating AF safer, faster, more accessible, and less expensive.

New Palliative Unit

UI Hospitals and Clinics recently opened a new Palliative Care Unit. Consisting of six dedicated beds to best support each patient and their family, the unit is designed as a place to restore dignity and control, and to provide comfort and high level care.

Blood Vessel and Nerve Study

University of Iowa Health Care researchers are enrolling volunteers who have a high fasting blood sugar, pre-diabetes, are at risk for diabetes, or have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 in a research study to test the effects of the drug salsalate (similar to aspirin) on blood vessel and nerve function with a goal of improving health.

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