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University of Iowa researchers have been awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for studies that address oral health and cancer.
Terry Wahls knows first-hand what the right diet can do for a person’s health and well-being; her own diet, the Wahls Protocol, helped her combat the fatigue and physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) nearly 10 years ago. At the time, Wahls, a University of Iowa professor of internal medicine, was confined to a wheelchair and her own MS was advancing.
Rural patients with heart disease often have limited access to specialized care because most cardiologists practice in cities, so even routine office visits can be difficult and time consuming. But a new study from the University of Iowa finds that the use of visiting consultant clinics (VCCs) in rural hospitals staffed by traveling cardiologists greatly increases access to cardiology care.
A pioneer in molecular biology, John Donelson has led a renowned career all the more remarkable for his outstanding record of mentoring. In 37 years of mentorship at the University of Iowa, the giant steps Donelson has taken to inspire others—undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty—to achieve their dreams will be traced for many generations.
U.S. News & World Report on Aug. 1 released its 2016–17 “Best Hospitals” rankings, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics again has been included as one of the top hospitals in the United States.
Muscle wasting, or atrophy, is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. Aging is the most common cause, but muscle atrophy also happens as a result of muscle disuse—after injury or spinal cord damage, for example—malnutrition, critical illness, or advanced chronic diseases like cancer.
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is hosting an educational session for students who want to learn more about the profession and about applying to genetic counseling master’s programs. The session on “Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB 283) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Of all the accolades given to Deborah Ann Turner ('78 MD, '82 R), the honor she cherishes most arrived in the mail with little fanfare. It was a certificate from the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care. Through the center's Honor Your Caregiver program, grateful patients make a donation in a caregiver's name to the nonprofit Schwartz Center, known for supporting, educating, and training caregivers in delivering compassionate care.
If asked to list problems that bad gut bacteria can cause, most would likely name digestive issues: constipation, excessive gas, or diarrhea. Researchers are now saying bad gut bacteria—or an insufficient amount of good bacteria—may have a direct link to multiple sclerosis as well.
When Sebastian Hoffpauir was just 2 months old, his parents brought him to the emergency department at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and learned he had been experiencing seizures.