UI Hospitals and Clinics

December 2012

Meet 2012 Kid Captain Emery Tillberg
Five-year-old Emery Tillberg will be the final UI Children's Hospital Kid Captain of 2012 for the Iowa vs. Iowa State basketball game.
Unexpected Toughness May Mark Out Cancer Cells in the Blood
UI finding might help improve "liquid biopsy" approach for detecting cancer cells in blood.
Donate Blood and Platelets at UI DeGowin Blood Center
Each month at UI Hospitals and Clinics, patients require about 1220 red blood cell, 380 plasma, and 340 platelet transfusions. Become a new platelet donor in January and February and receive a free t-shirt and reward points.
UI Creates First Patient Registry for Childhood Pancreatic Disease
The University of Iowa has created the first patient registry to study pediatric pancreatitis, a rare disease in children affecting the pancreas.
Guidelines for Genetic Testing from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
UI ophthalmologist Ed Stone, MD, PhD, outlines seven guidelines for clinicians new to the practice of genetic medicine.
Cancer Center Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
One year ago the new cancer care facility at UI Hospitals and Clinics opened, providing care for thousands of patients around Iowa and the United States.
New Approach to Heart Valve Surgery
Mary Ellen Thein has a new outlook on life, thanks to a recently FDA-approved procedure for aortic valve patients who would have been considered too "high risk" in the past.
More Casinos Do Not Mean More Gamblers
A new University of Iowa study examined how casino growth in the state has influenced gambling by residents. UI psychiatry professor Donald Black, who has been studying gamblers and gambling habits since the late 1990s, believes the findings could affect casino expansion plans and Iowa policymakers' decisions.
Newborn Fights the Odds, Continues to Thrive at UI Hospitals and Clinics
When her water broke at 20 weeks, Alicia Ames was told baby Noelle didn't have much chance of survival. But since her birth eight weeks early, Noelle is growing stronger every day in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UI Children's Hospital.
UI Health Care - Iowa River Landing Holiday Hours
Illnesses and injuries don't stop for the holidays, so we've adjusted our hours to accommodate your needs: Monday, Dec. 31 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
More Children Surviving In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
A study found that children who had in-hospital cardiac arrest in 2009 were three times more likely to survive than children who had cardiac arrest in 2000.
Weather Announcements
Check our listings to see if winter weather conditions are affecting our hours for clinics and other services.
Hospital Entrance, Street Across from Ramp 1 Closed
The hospital entrance and roadway directly across from Hospital Parking Ramp 1 have been closed until further notice.

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