Kidney transplant patient documents her body’s changes

Tonia Sina Ellis relaxes on a bed in Oklahoma City, posing for a picture that’s helping others change their thinking Continue reading…

Preeclampsia dangers unrecognized in Burlington mom

Kelli Carlson’s first pregnancy was a doozy. “In the beginning I was sick a lot and then I was OK for a while,” recalls Continue reading…

Heart attack nearly lethal for retired math professor

Yes, it was a funny feeling in the chest. But a heart attack? It just didn’t add up for Jonathan Simon, a retired professor of mathematics Continue reading…

UI orthopaedic team helps gymnast realize her dreams

Stuart Weinstein doesn’t believe in granting false hope. Nor does he believe in dashing the dreams of young believers. Continue reading…

Heart failure patients may benefit from Parachute®

David Shepek’s heart has been through a lot. The 58-year-old survived a heart attack that resulted in heart failure 12 years ago and has Continue reading…

Cholesterol guidelines now focus on risks, not numbers

Remember when cholesterol was defined by a simple number? No more. Cholesterol is now Continue reading…

Vaccines for pregnant women explained

The first rule of pregnancy is “keep yourself healthy.” This means making sure vaccinations are up to date, says Rachel Maassen, MD, Continue reading…

New law affects teen drivers

Here’s important news for aspiring teen drivers in Iowa: A new state graduated driver’s license law Continue reading…