Parent Blog: Andrea and Zac Smith

Charlotte Smith portrait

From the minute he arrived, he was so impressed with Iowa City and how they handled the situation and continued to keep us updated with Charlotte’s progress.

Specialized hip care keeps dancer on her toes

Kiersten Latham jump

When pain from hip dysplasia threatened to prevent Kiersten Latham from participating in her favorite activities, a team at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics worked with her to get her back in action.

Families in central Iowa now have access to pediatric kidney care close to home

UnityPoint Health® – Blank Children’s Hospital and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital have collaborated on providing full-time pediatric nephrology (kidney) care in Des Moines.

Helmet helps Riverside teen avoid serious injury when bike collides with truck

Cyclist wearing a helmet

An avid mountain biker, Elisha sensed instantly that his brakes weren’t going to stop his momentum in time. Impact came seconds later.

Celebrating 20 years

Patient room

Established in 1998, the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Family Advisory Council (FAC) have made a significant impact on UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.

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.

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

External Source: 
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

External Source: 
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.

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