UI Hospitals and Clinics

August 2011

The Tiniest Babies Registry
August 2 - Iowa Public Radio - Medical technology has improved the chances for babies born prematurely to survive and lead normal lives, but the smallest of premature babies still have a slim chance. Edward Bell, a doctor at UI Hospitals and Clinics, is tracking these "micro-premies," and one Waterloo family is thankful for his efforts.
Artificial Heart Recipient Heads Home
August 9 - CBS 2 Cedar Rapids - The first person to receive a total artificial heart from UI Hospitals and Clinics was discharged August 9.
Doctors at UIHC Transplant Iowa’s First Total Artificial Heart
August 9 - KCRG - Cardiologists at the University of Iowa have successfully transplanted the first total artificial heart into a patient in need of a heart transplant.
UIHC Patient with Artificial Heart Returns Home
August 9 - Press-Citizen - Richard Wittington received a Total Artificial Heart a little more than a month ago at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is the first patient in the Midwest to return home with the device.
Man Who Received Artificial Heart OK
August 10 - Quad-City Times - Rick Whittington has dealt with heart pain for 25 years, but he now has Iowa's first artificial heart and is looking forward to a much brighter future.
UI Artificial Heart Patient Goes Home
August 10 - Iowa Radio - The first person to receive what’s called a total artificial heart at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City was discharged on Tuesday in great health, walking and smiling.
Local Man Receives Artificial Heart
August 10 - KWQC - One Quad Cities area man is back home as the first person in Iowa to receive a total artificial heart at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Deeded Bodies Bring Greater Understanding of Life
August 17 - FYI - The Deeded Body Program in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology shows students in the health sciences how the human body works.
Facebook App Reminds Transplant Patients To Take Meds
August 17 - Information Week - The University of Iowa Children's Hospital is getting ready to launch a Facebook page that will monitor teenage and young adult kidney transplant patients in an effort to get them to take their medications on time.
Participants at Fair Exceed Current Record for Stop, Drop & Roll
August 21 - Des Moines Register - The State Fire Marshal’s office sponsored the Stop, Drop & Roll event at the Iowa State Fair to celebrate its 100th anniversary and promote fire safety education.
Stop Drop and Roll Record
August 21 - WHO-TV - The world record for the Stop, Drop and Roll was set this past weekend at the Iowa State Fair. Members of the UI Burn Treatment Center were on hand to promote fire safety education.
UI Develops Facebook App to Help Patients Remember Medications
August 18 - KWWL - UI Children's Hospital doctor creates new software called Iowa MedMinder, a Facebook app shows patients a list of all the medications and the frequency in which they should be taken for a particular day.
Cancer Fundraiser Raises $2,600 for UIHC
August 23 - KCRG - After months of fundraising, Natalie Runneals and Jenna Banaszek presented several checks to the UI Children’s Hospital and took a tour of the hospital to see how their money will help out.
Ferentz, Governor Appear at Children's Hospital Fundraiser
August 31 - Press-Citizen - The 11th Annual Kirk Ferentz Football Kickoff Luncheon featured remarks from Ferentz and Govenor Terry Branstad and raised money for UI Children's Hospital.