University of Iowa

Healthy food is good for you—and can sell, too

In the fall of 2008, the booster club in Muscatine, Iowa took a chance. Researchers from the University of Iowa asked whether the club would add healthy foods – from apples to string cheese – to its concessions ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Misplaced protein causes heart failure

Colchicine, a drug that's used to treat gout, has the beneficial side effect of lowering the risk of heart attack in patients taking it. Conversely, taxol, a drug for treating cancer, has the opposite effect; ...

Mar 06, 2014
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The case for tele-emergency services

New research from the University of Iowa supports the claim that tele-emergency services can successfully extend emergency care in rural hospitals. A summary of the research was published in the new February edition of Health Af ...

Feb 04, 2014
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A happy patient is well connected to a doctor

A new trend in American health care is the patient-centered medical home. The approach revolves around a team of medical and health professionals who, working together, treat an individual, led by a primary-care physician ...

Nov 18, 2013
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Calculating the risk: Child sexual assault

Affluent girls residing in two-parent homes are much less likely to be sexually assaulted than other female youth, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. The research revealed that when family income reaches ...

Nov 05, 2013
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