UI Hospitals and Clinics

May 2013

'Transitioning,' Both as a Doctor and a Human Being
May 1 - Press-Citizen - Nicole Nisly, professor of internal medicine at UI Carver College of Medicine, describes how she came to be one of the physicians providing care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning patients at UI Health Care - Iowa River Landing.
UI's $1.7 Billion Campaign Will Support Scholarships, Faculty
May 2 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - The campaign is the largest fundraising effort in UI history, affecting campus aspects from student scholarships to the building of the new UI Children's Hospital.
'We Can Give Them Some Hope'
May 4 - Press-Citizen - Retina specialists from UI Hospitals and Clinics help foreign doctors bring sight and understanding to Indonesia.
Video Games Slow, Reverse Mental Decay: Study
May 8 - Japan Today - Playing video games can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory, reasoning, and visual processing, according to a recent UI study.
Endometriosis Risk Higher with Lower BMI
May 14 - MedPage Today - Thin women had a greater risk of developing endometriosis than women who were morbidly obese, according to a study done by UI Hospitals and Clinics physician Divya Shah, MD and colleagues.
UI Hospitals Trying to Knock Down Health Barriers
May 16 - Press-Citizen - Expansion into the fifth floor of UI Health Care - Iowa River Landing will focus on colonoscopies.
Endometriosis More Common in Lean Women: Study
May 17 - Chicago Tribune - A UI Hospitals and Clinics research team found heavy women are less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis than their slimmer peers.
Corridor Agencies Collaborate to Create Accountable Care Organization
May 22 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa is working with UI Hospitals and Clinics and Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids to create a new Accountable Care Organization. The ACO will focus on coordinating patient care to improve quality, provide greater value and slow increases in health care costs.
DeGowin Hoping to Replenish Supplies
May 22 - Press-Citizen - The UI DeGowin Blood Center is seeking platelet donors this week as it strives to pump up its reserves in time for the holiday weekend.
Living with Brain Trauma
May 30 - Iowa Public Radio - Daniel Tranel, UI neurology professor and director of the Iowa Neurological Patient Registry — a unique Iowa registry that tracks patient who've experience brain damage, talks brain science

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