University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

April 2013

Iowa Match
From undergraduate to medical school to residency, Iowa has offered unparalleled opportunities to recently matched couple Jaclyn and Michael Haugsdal.
Molecular Hub Links Obesity, Heart Disease to High Blood Pressure
A new UI study identifies a protein within certain brain cells as a communications hub for controlling blood pressure, and suggests that abnormal activation of this protein may be a mechanism that links cardiovascular disease and obesity to elevated blood pressure.
Iowa KidSight Makes Young Eyes a Priority
Iowa KidSight, a joint venture of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and UI Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and UI Children's Hospital, offers screenings for young children for potential vision problems. Volunteers have now screened more than a quarter of a million children since the program's inception 13 years ago.
Pregnancy to Baby: Keeping Everyone Happy
Let us help turn that frown upside down. Our doctors will offer advice and suggest ways to keep you and your baby happy and healthy during this free seminar on May 7 and 9.
Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings
As a part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, specialists in the UI Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery are offering free screenings for oral, head, and neck cancer from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 29.
Fifty Years of Saving Babies
This year marks the 50th anniversary of newborn screening in the United States. During that time, more than 12,000 babies have been saved from death or from a lifetime of intellectual or physical disability. In Iowa, 807,602 babies have been screened in 20 years.
Volunteers Make a Difference for Patients and Their Families
During National Volunteer Week, University of Iowa Health Care recognizes the 1,527 volunteers who donated 115,214 hours of time and energy to the hospitals and clinics in the past fiscal year.
Public Notice of Magnet Recognition Program® Site Visit
UI Hospitals and Clinics was designated as a Magnet organization in 2004 and 2008 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In June 2013, UI Hospitals and Clinics is applying for re-designation.
Reclaiming Natalie's Smile
Natalie Wright, a teen from Provo, Utah, is the first pediatric patient to receive facial reanimation surgery in Iowa.

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