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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.
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.
Half a million people are infected with staph bacteria each year, leading to skin infections, as well as more dangerous and deadly diseases, especially when the infection enters the bloodstream.
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is holding a “Careers in Human Genetics Information Day” on June 24 for people interested in learning more about career opportunities in the field of genetics.
Beth Tarini, MD, Fred G. Smith Chair in Academic Pediatrics in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborn Children.
Donald Heistad, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, says he loves training young people in the lab.