UI Hospitals and Clinics

October 2013

UIHC Helps Students Understand Affordable Care Act
October 3 – Daily Iowan – The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is targeting the concerns of many students and Iowa City community members about the Affordable Care Act in an attempt to ease confusion.
Breast Cancer Treatment Saves Time and Money
October 6 – Cedar Rapids Gazette – Iowa women who receive a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may be able to cut in half the need for outpatient radiation therapy following surgery thanks to a relatively new treatment called inter-operative radiation therapy.
Modern Football Helmets Do Not Prevent Concussions
October 7 – Radio Iowa – UI doctor, Andy Peterson, MD, says helmets help diffuse the impact of collisions on the football field, but the helmet doesn’t absorb the forces of that impact.
UI Cancer Researcher Receives Grant
October 11 – Cedar Rapids Gazzette – A pediatric cancer specialist with the University of Iowa is among five researchers across the country chosen to receive a $100,000 springboard grant to jumpstart a promising investigation.
First Year of UI LGBTQ Clinic Shows Success
October 14 – Daily Iowan – The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Clinic in the state has proven to be an emerging success throughout its first year of business at the Iowa River Landing.
Seeking to Save a Stranger
October 14 – News-Press NOW – Julee Darner, donor services coordinator for the University of Iowa Marrow Donor Program speaks about donated bone marrow and stem cells.
UI Cancer Researcher Denied Federal Funds, Gets $100,000 Grant
October 16 – KCRG – UI pediatric cancer specialist, Sue O’Dorisio, is among five researchers across the country chosen to receive a $100,000 springboard grant to jumpstart a promising investigation.
Art With Heart
October 18 – Cedar Rapids Gazette – 5-year-old’s drawings turned into donations to benefit the Child Life Program at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
Maquoketa Natives Give $10M Toward Children’s Medicine at Iowa
October 24 – Quad City Times – A second $10 million gift commitment from former Maquoketa, Iowa, residents Jerre and Mary Joy Stead to improve children's medicine at the University of Iowa was announced today.
Clubfoot: New Brace to Help Children Worldwide
October 29 – Daily Iowan – A University of Iowa-based organization has inspired local doctors to develop a new method to expand the availability of treatment for clubfoot worldwide.

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