UI Hospitals and Clinics

June 2013

UI Hospital and Clinics Begins Recruitment for Long-Term Study of Diabetes Drug Efficacy
UI Hospital and Clinics is recruiting volunteers to participate in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes.
Iowan Finds ‘Home Sweet Home’ Best for Cancer Care
After traveling around the country for cancer care, Pat McGrath was directed to Mohammed Milhem, MD, deputy director for clinical services at the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Supplements Don't Slow AMD Progression: NEI Study
Some dietary supplements once thought to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been proven to either show no effect or may even be harmful to some segments of the population.
Celiac Disease
David Elliott, MD, PhD, addresses the question, "What's the big deal about celiac disease?"
Brain Circuit Links Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior and Obesity
The findings may have implications for treating compulsive behavior associated with psychiatric disease and eating disorders.
UI Children's Hospital Ranks in Seven Specialties
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital has been ranked in seven specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
Be Gone, Bacteria
A University of Iowa-led team creates the first comprehensive guidelines to reduce staph infections after surgery.
UI Biomedical Researcher Named a 2013 Pew Scholar
Qi Wu, assistant professor of pharmacology in the UI Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as a 2013 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.
New UI QuickCare Open
Illness is never convenient, but UI QuickCare is. UI care is now available in North Liberty.
Men's Health Tool
Take a 3-minute quiz and get a snapshot of your health.
Webcast for Groundbreaking
Watch the UI Children's Hospital groundbreaking ceremony LIVE Friday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. CST
States Show Large Racial Disparities in Drug Treatment Success Rates
A University of Iowa study reveals significant disparities between minority and white clients in success rates for completing substance abuse treatment programs. Moreover, these disparities vary widely from state to state.
UI Medical Student Receives 2013 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
Marc Polacco, a third-year medical student at the UI Carver College of Medicine, was recently awarded the 2013 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship presented by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
New Drug Could Help AMD Sufferers
A UI pilot study has promising results for age-related macular degeneration.

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