Sugar in sports drinks

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Skipping the soda and reaching for popular sports drinks may seem like a healthy choice, but most sports drinks are only slightly better than soda in terms of sugar and calories.

Family advocates for lawnmower safety after accident

On Aug. 30, 2017, life changed for Ryan Manahl and his family (Cedar Falls, IA) when his three-year-old son, Tate, was accidentally run over with a lawnmower. “I tried to keep him calm but I kept thinking the worst—‘Is this really it? Is my son going to die in my arms right now and he hasn’t even started to live his life?’”

Researchers seek clinical trials participants for rare disorders

Ongoing and upcoming clinical trials are testing new therapies, including oral treatments, for genetic disorders such as Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, Pompe disease, and mucopolysaccharidoses.

Can probiotics prevent deadly infections in preemies?

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Iowa Public Television

Babies who receive antibiotics have an increased risk for developing NEC—whereas breastmilk, which is teeming with live bacteria, dramatically protects preemies from the disease.

Forbes again ranks UI Health Care among ‘America’s Best Employers’

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The Loop

For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine has included University of Iowa Health Care in its annual listing of the nation’s top employers.

National award for ICU design presented to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

PICU/PCICU Wins National Award banner

The hospital’s focus on patient- and family-centered care is apparent throughout the unit, including architectural elements, décor, floor plan and room design.

Our first year

The first patients moved into the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Feb. 25, 2017. Here’s to our first “birthday” in this building…and many more to come! We’re grateful for our patients, their families, and everyone who is Changing Medicine. Changing Kids’ Lives!

UI analysis finds more children are diagnosed with autism than previously thought

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IowaNow

The number of children in the United States diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may be significantly higher than previously thought.

UI receives grant to start clinical trials for treatment of childhood cancer

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KCRG

The University of Iowa may be one step closer to using vitamin C to fight cancer. The university has received a grant to make it possible to start clinical trials for teens for a recently approved FDA drug of high-dosage vitamin C.

In memory of the children

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital’s Grief Services staff works to ease the hearts of families grieving the death of a child. Each July, the hospital hosts a Service of Remembrance for about 45 families to honor three different types of loss—babies who died before they were born,...

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