Child Life creates a home within the Stead Family Children’s Hospital

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Patients in the Stead Family Children’s Hospital have been isolated in the hospital since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Child Life makes sure those kids can still have a life inside the hospital.

After nearly losing his arm in a go-kart crash, Todd is playing basketball again

Todd Peters and family

With advanced expertise and compassionate, family-centered care, our nationally ranked pediatric orthopedics team helped Todd regain full function in his arm.

COVID-19 and kids with Melanie Wellington, MD

Watch pediatric infectious disease specialist Melanie Wellington, MD answer questions about COVID-19 and kids.

Tiny device advances treatment for newborns with heart defect

Piccolo device on a person's hand

New, noninvasive procedure offers a safe alternative treatment for babies with patent ductus arteriosus.

‘Family vibe’ makes all the difference for 5-year-old’s kidney transplant care

Colton Egan 3 years post transplant

Iowa’s only pediatric dialysis and transplant program offered the experience the Egan family wanted.

Grinnell toddler becomes ‘social butterfly’ after open-heart surgery

Rohen Carberry laying on carpet floor

Watching your baby go into open-heart surgery is scary, but a Grinnell, Iowa, family says everyone at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital was so calm, confident, and caring that it made them feel at peace.

Making it real: 3D printing and virtual reality technology improves surgical procedures and outcomes

Ashwath's 3D heart model

At University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, pediatric surgeons and interventional cardiologists use intricate, lifelike 3D models of human hearts to prepare for complex cardiac interventions on newborns and children.

For the first time in his life, Fort Madison toddler leaves the hospital to go home

Aidan Moles leaving hospital

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aidan Moles has never ridden in a car. He’s never been inside a grocery store or a day care center, has never heard the sound of a dishwasher or washing machine. He’s never felt the cold air of a January day blow across his face. Hospital records list his address in Fort Madison, Iowa, but he’s never been inside the house. Or outside it. Until now.

Parent Blog: Lindsay and Dustin Barber

Hunter Barber, photo

At 25 weeks pregnant, Hunter was considered to be intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) and I had absent blood flow. On August 9, blood flow had reversed and he was born by cesarean section two hours later.

How to safely trick-or-treat this Halloween

Bags of candy corn

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to remember that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic. And we have to act like it, says Pam Hoogerwerf, program manager for Pediatric Injury Prevention and Community Outreach at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.