November 2011

  • More Options for the Entire Family

    UI Health Care – Southeast Iowa City has added family medicine physicians and pediatricians from UI Children’s Hospital. Our goal is provide better access when it comes to providing care for your family.

  • Project Linus to Provide Blankets to UI Children's Hospital

    Volunteers will hold their third annual Project Linus blanket-making event from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, December 2, at the University of Iowa Theatre Building.

  • New Cancer Facility Opens Dec. 5

    A new cancer clinic creates a more comfortable and efficient atmosphere for patient care.

  • Annual Report Highlights Kids

    The new UI Health Care 2011 Annual Report features UI Children's Hospital patients, staff, and programs.

  • UI Study Explains How Heart Attack Can Lead to Heart Rupture

    For people who initially survive a heart attack, a significant cause of death in the next few days is cardiac rupture -- literally, bursting of the heart wall.

  • Adults Benefit from Other Vaccines

    UI Health Care infectious disease experts say flu is not the only vaccine-preventable disease that adults should think about.

  • UI Study Tests Ketogenic Diet for Lung and Pancreatic Cancers

    Researchers with UI Health Care have received a two-year, $340,023 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate whether a ketogenic diet can increase the effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy for lung and pancreatic cancer.

  • UI Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Sudden Death in Epilepsy

    George Richerson, MD, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa, recently received a $1.4 million research grant to investigate the causes, predictors, and methods of preventing sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy (SUDEP).

  • UI Researcher Receives Funding to Study Glaucoma in Dogs

    A University of Iowa vision researcher has been awarded an $87,480 grant to study genetic markers of glaucoma in dogs, with hopes the research will bring him closer to identifying markers in humans with the same disease.

  • Study Identifies Protein that Helps Measles Virus Spread

    A new study by researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa has identified a receptor protein that allows measles virus to enter the airway cells.

  • Will Linder

    Will Linder, 12, of Johnston, Iowa, will serve as kid captain for the Iowa v. Nebraska football game on November 25.

  • Indya Sorrell

    Indya Sorrell, 10, of Fulton, Illinois, will serve as kid captain for the Iowa v. Purdue football game on November 19.

  • Ryan DeMott

    Ryan DeMott, 12, of Harlan, Iowa, will serve as kid captain for the Iowa v. Michigan State football game on November 12.

  • Meg Michalski

    Meg Michalski, 17, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will serve as the kid captain for the Iowa v. Michigan football game on November 5.

  • Pregnancy and Cancer

    The diagnosis of breast cancer during pregnancy was shocking. A long-term care plan made the difference.