UIHC event aims to bring eating disorders into the light

IOWA CITY — When Kelsey Andresen’s weight dropped dangerously low, first as a teenager and then again in college, she survived because she had a strong support network and was able to find treatment for her eating disorder.

Not [...]

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Report: Hospitals in Medicaid-expansion states performing well

CEDAR RAPIDS — Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are seeing higher revenues and a reduction in uninsured patients, according to a new report by PwC’s Health Research Institute.

The report analyzed financial data from t [...]

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Mercy, University of Iowa bring advanced neonatal care to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new collaboration between Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids and University of Iowa Health Care aims to improve care for newborn babies and women with high-risk pregnancies in Cedar Rapids.

Mercy and UI will share r [...]

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Ronald McDonald family room planned for St. Luke’s Hospital

CEDAR RAPIDS — Parents whose children are hospitalized soon will have a home away from home.

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois announced plans Monday [...]

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Making the connections: Iowa health organizations work to share patient data

A  man from Des Moines faints during a Hawkeye football game in Iowa City and is taken to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He also has heart problems, but the doctor treating him wouldn’t know that — which makes di [...]

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Disney approach about going ‘extra inch’ not extra mile at UIHC

IOWA CITY — After three years, the Disney Institute approach has filtered across the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Big and little changes can be seen in the design of new buildings, new roles called service ambassadors, a [...]

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St. Lukes playing lullabies after births

CEDAR RAPIDS — St. Luke’s Hospital has a new way of marking the birth of a baby within its walls — playing Brahms’ Lullaby.

Kathie Manderscheid, manager of the Birthcare Center at St. Luke’s, said the idea [...]

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Iowa City says something must change following UI-Coralville deal

IOWA CITY — Demand change from the powers that be or take a harder stance at the negotiating table.

Those are, in short, the two paths Iowa City Manager Tom Markus sees for the City Council in response to a lucrative tax deal between [...]

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Regents approve rate increase, budget for UIHC

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic will increase rates by 6 percent in the next budget year after the Board of Regents approved the price bump Wednesday during its monthly meeting.

But, UIHC officials said, only a [...]

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Rare disease leads to unlikely friendship for two Eastern Iowans

Aly Becker isn’t your typical 21-year-old. The Cedar Rapids woman has grown up all too fast, thanks to a daily medical regimen that would make anyone’s head spin.

“That basket is pretty much a days’ worth of what I use,” she said, pointing t [...]

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Dance Marathon celebrates 20th year fighting cancer

Children danced, cupcakes were decorated, games were played, and the ever-present "FTK” chant was shouted amongst the small crowd in the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. While University of Iowa students were standing and dancing for 24 ho [...]

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New Iowa health report shows drop in cancer deaths, more accidental poisoning

Cancer remained the second leading killer of Iowans from 2006 to 2010, but its mortality rates are trending down, according to a new report out of the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Since the 1990s, Iowa has see [...]

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Iowa health centers to get Department of Health and Human Services funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $768,159 to 14 community health centers in Iowa, including Cedar Rapids, to help the centers enroll uninsured residents in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

The 14 centers [...]

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Iowa performs newborn testing rapidly, nationwide investigation shows

A nationwide investigation into delays in state-run newborn screening programs places Iowa among the top performers when it comes to prompt testing of infant blood work.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conducted the investigation, requesting [...]

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