UI Hospitals and Clinics

February 2013

Heart Risk Assessment Clinic
At risk for heart disease? Protect yourself. Learn your risk at the UI Hospitals and Clinics Heart Risk Assessment Clinic, with special pricing for appointments booked during February (heart month).
Iowa Liver Center Announced
Three Iowa health care organizations announced on February 1 the formation of a new organization to care for patients with liver disease. Called the Iowa Liver Center, the new organization will offer a full range of well-coordinated diagnostic, treatment, and support services to those with liver disease.
Human Brain is Divided on Fear and Panic
New University of Iowa study contends different areas of brain responsible for external versus internal threats.
Big Event, Big Results
Dance Marathon 2013 raises $1.5 million 'for the kids'.
Paulsen Named Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience
Jane Paulsen, PhD, professor of psychiatry, neurology, psychology and neurosciences, has been named the Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience
Veterans With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Have Brain Abnormalities
A recent study by psychiatrists from the Iowa City VA Medical Center and University of Iowa Health Care finds that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mild traumatic brain injury have measurable abnormalities in the white matter of their brains.
Study Finds Price for Hip Replacement Highly Variable, Hard to Obtain
A UI-authored study finds that many hospitals were unable to provide price estimates for hip replacement, and quotes varied by a factor of ten.
Study Finds Possible Link Between Diabetes, Increased Heart Attack Death Risk
A new UI study suggests the link between diabetes and a person's risk of dying after a heart attack may lie in the over-activation of an important heart enzyme.
Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis Affects Nervous System
A new study by University of Iowa researchers suggests that the cystic fibrosis (CF) mutation also affects the nervous system and might directly cause some neural abnormalities experienced by people with CF.
Survivor Stories
Kristi Cervantez was in the best shape of her life. She was eating right and training for a half-marathon. How could this seemingly healthy woman in her mid-40s have a heart attack?
Caring for Rural Iowa
The new Carver College of Medicine Rural Iowa Scholars Program embeds rural elements in the medicine curriculum through mentorships, seminars, research, ad field experiences in smaller communities.
UI Team to Study Alcohol's Effects on Unborn Babies
The five-year, $2 million grant will allow researchers to examine fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a wide-ranging set of adverse effects that fetuses may face from mothers who drink heavily during pregnancy.
Study Reveals Medical Schools' Impact
Medical schools and their teaching hospitals have a significant economic impact in the United States, according to an analysis compiled by the firm of Tripp Umbach.

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