December 2012

  • 'Breathtaking Commitment'

    December 28 - Press-Citizen - The Gerdin family continues legacy of giving with next generation.
  • UI Cancer Center Celebrates 1 Year

    December 30 - Press-Citizen - A different approach to treatment is offered at the $12 million clinic.
  • Inpatient Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly for Kids

    December 18 - MedPage Today - Survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest has improved in recent years among pediatric patients, without a worsening of neurological outcomes among the survivors, Saket Girotra, MD and colleagues found.
  • UI Study Shows More Hospitalized Children Surviving Cardiac Arrest

    December 18 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - Three times as many children are surviving in-hospital cardiac arrest than they did one decade ago, according to a University of Iowa-led study of hospitals using resuscitation guidelines from the American Heart Association.
  • Fatal Strokes Strike Distressed Seniors

    December 13 - MedPage Today - Jess Fiedorowicz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, discusses the findings of study that determined depression, stress, and a negative outlook on life among older individuals appears to predict their risk of dying from a stroke.
  • Oh, Baby: UIHC Expansion to Boost Delivery Unit

    December 13 - Press-Citizen - The Iowa state Board of Regents recently approved an expansion to UI Hospitals and Clinics' Labor and Delivery Unit, one that will improve efficiency and decrease patient delays.
  • Consider Eye Safety When Toy Shopping

    December 9 - CBS 2 KGAN - University of Iowa doctors want you to think twice about eye safety during "Safe Toys and Gifts Month."
  • Newborn Beats the Odds at UI Hospitals and Clinics

    December 8 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - When her water broke on Sept. 1, just more than 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Alicia Ames feared her baby would not make it. But since her delivery on Nov. 24, baby Noelle has been doing well.
  • Heart Devices Hamper Kids' Quality of Life

    December 5 - MedPage Today - Dianne Atkins, MD, a UI Children's Hospital pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist, discusses results of a study finding a lower perceived quality of life among pediatric patients with implanted cardiac devices, and what it means for health care professionals.