UI Hospitals and Clinics

November 2011

Pregnancy and Cancer
The diagnosis of breast cancer during pregnancy was shocking. A long-term care plan made the difference.
Meet Our Kid Captain
Meg Michalski, 17, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will serve as the kid captain for the Iowa v. Michigan football game on November 5.
Meet Our Kid Captain
Ryan DeMott, 12, of Harlan, Iowa, will serve as kid captain for the Iowa v. Michigan State football game on November 12.
Meet Our Kid Captain
Indya Sorrell, 10, of Fulton, Illinois, will serve as kid captain for the Iowa v. Purdue football game on November 19.
Meet Our Kid Captain
Will Linder, 12, of Johnston, Iowa, will serve as kid captain for the Iowa v. Nebraska football game on November 25.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Annual Report Highlights Kids
The new UI Health Care 2011 Annual Report features UI Children's Hospital patients, staff, and programs.
New Cancer Facility Opens Dec. 5
A new cancer clinic creates a more comfortable and efficient atmosphere for patient care.
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.
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.

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