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Community Health Seminar

Radon and Lung Cancer: A Hidden Health Risk


When: November 15, 2016
Where: Iowa City, IA 52242

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. While smoking is most often linked with lung cancer, radon is the second leading cause of the disease. You can’t see it, smell it...

Mini Medical School

Breakthroughs in Vision: Macular Degeneration Research at Iowa


When: November 14, 2016
Where: Seattle, Washington

 

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Straight from the Heart: Obesity Research at Iowa


When: October 25, 2016
Where: Waterloo, Iowa

What if your heart could tell your body when to burn more fat? In a novel discovery, researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have shown that the heart can react to obesity by ...

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Straight from the Heart: Obesity Research at Iowa


When: October 24, 2016
Where: Mason City, Iowa

What if your heart could tell your body when to burn more fat? In a novel discovery, researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have shown that the heart can react to obesity by ...

Mini Medical School

The Genetics of Disease


When: October 07, 2016
Where: Coralville, Iowa

Human genetics research is driving the ever-increasing application of genetics in day-to-day medical practice and making personalized genetic medicine a reality. Join us at this Mini Medical School an...

Community Health Seminar

You're the Man: Taking Charge of Your Quality of Life


When: September 21, 2016
Where: Coralville, IA 52241

Let's face it, guys: Men often don't pay enough attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to make unhealthy lifestyle choices. Men also tend to ignore routine medical checkups ...

Community Health Seminar

The Bridge Between Suicide & Life: A Community Discussion About Suicide


When: September 08, 2016
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Each year, more than 41,000 Americans die by suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death overall--and the second-leading cause of death among people ages 15-34 in the United States, according t...

Webinar

Pelvic Floor Disorders


When: May 11, 2016
Where:

Half of all women...have never talked to their doctor about pelvic health conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary problems, and pelvic pain. Join UI Health Care urogynecologist Catherine Bra...

Community Health Seminar

Get Your Quality of Life Back


When: April 28, 2016
Where: Coralville, IA 52241

 Something not quite right, guys? We may have the solution for you.

Webinar

The Road to Better Vision


When: April 21, 2016
Where: Online

Is your daily life bogged down by wearing glasses or using contact lenses? Change the way you treat your eyes by considering safe, effective laser vision correction surgery. 

Mini Medical School

2016 Iowa City 3-week Series - On The Brain: Breakthroughs in Neuroscience at Iowa


When: April 19, 2016
Where: Iowa City, IA

New technologies and new approaches to studying the brain and nervous system have led to mind-blowing discoveries in the field of neuroscience research. In this three-week Mini Medical School series, ...

Community Health Seminar

More Than Medication: Diabetes in Your Life


When: April 06, 2016
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

 Diabetes affects the way you live your life—every single day. Medicines can help, but diabetes management also means healthy eating and regular activity.    

Mini Medical School

eHealth: Improving Health Care Delivery Statewide


When: March 30, 2016
Where: Des Moines, Iowa

Seeking health care and treatment through your mobile device is no longer an idea of the future. Join us for this special statewide Mini Medical School program to learn how technology-driven research ...

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The Cancer Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together


When: March 29, 2016
Where: Webster City, Iowa

Cancer is a complex disease, and genetics is an important part of the puzzle. Genes are the intricate pieces of DNA inside each of our cells that tell them how to work properly. Changes to these genes...

Webinar

In the Running


When: March 29, 2016
Where:

If you compete in sports, exercise regularly, or are just getting started you know that injuries also can be part of the game. 

Mini Medical School

The Cancer Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together


When: March 28, 2016
Where: Okoboji, Iowa

Cancer is a complex disease, and genetics is an important part of the puzzle. Genes are the intricate pieces of DNA inside each of our cells that tell them how to work properly. Changes to these genes...

Webinar

Lose the Weight. Find your Life.


When: February 24, 2016
Where:

Please join us for this FREE webinar:- Learn about various surgical weight loss treatment options - Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastic Band.- ...

Mini Medical School

Genetics: The Origins of Humans


When: February 18, 2016
Where: Iowa City, Iowa

Where did early humans come from, and how did they adapt and survive? The answer is in our genes. Join us for a discussion on how a genomic revolution has led to a flood of new discoveries about our s...

Community Health Seminar

Heart a la Carte


When: February 10, 2016
Where: Coralville, IA 52241

Join UI Health Care for lively Q & A with a panel of women's heart experts handling candid audience questions about heart disease, exercise, nutrition, stress management, menopause and other topics. B...

Mini Medical School

The Human Brain: Discovery and Development of Neurodegenerative Disease Therapies


When: February 03, 2016
Where: Tampa, FL 33607

Balance, movement, talking, breathing – all bodily activities affected by neurodegenerative nerve diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Join us on the roa...

Webinar

Lose the Weight. Find your Life.


When: January 29, 2016
Where:

Are you concerned about your health, frustrated with your weight, curious to know if you're a candidate for Bariatric Surgery? 

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Girls Go STEM!


When: December 05, 2015
Where: Iowa City, IA 52242

Girls in 6-8th grade will work alongside current UI medical and bioscience students, doctors and other health sciences professionals to explore science, technology, engineering and math through: - Han...

Webinar

Lose the Weight. Find Your Life.


When: November 17, 2015
Where: Webinar

If you or a loved one suffers from back or joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes and is struggling to maintain a healthy weight--it might be time to consider another option. 

Mini Medical School

The Science of Obesity


When: November 16, 2015
Where: Dallas, Texas

We’ve all seen or read the news: Obesity is a national epidemic, with more than one-third of American adults so overweight that it’s a serious health risk. In fact, some of the nation’s leading causes...

Webinar

We've Got Your Back


When: November 13, 2015
Where: Webinar

If you have back pain, you're not alone. Most adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, and it's one of the main reasons people miss work or stop doing the things they enjoy. Whether i...

Mini Medical School

The Science of Obesity


When: October 20, 2015
Where: Decorah, Iowa

We’ve all seen or read the news: Obesity is a national epidemic, with more than one-third of American adults so overweight that it’s a serious health risk. In fact, some of the nation’s leading causes...

Mini Medical School

The Science of Obesity


When: October 19, 2015
Where: Dubuque, Iowa

We’ve all seen or read the news: Obesity is a national epidemic, with more than one-third of American adults so overweight that it’s a serious health risk. In fact, some of the nation’s leading causes...

Community Health Seminar

Men's Health/Urology - Get Your Quality of Life Back


When: September 29, 2015
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Something not quite right, guys? We may have the solution for you. If you are one of the more than 30 million men affected by erectile dysfunction (ED), or one of the 5 million affected by bladder con...

Community Health Seminar

Lower Back Pain - We've Got Your Back


When: September 16, 2015
Where: Coralville, Iowa 52241

If you have back pain, you’re not alone. Most adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, and it’s one of the main reasons people miss work or stop doing the things they enjoy. Whether i...

Community Health Seminar

Women's Health - What's Up with THAT?


When: June 25, 2015
Where: Swisher, Iowa 52338

When is it time to try hormone replacement therapy? Is there a treatment for incontinence? What’s my best option for birth control? Here’s your chance to ask the questions you’ve always been afraid to...

Community Health Seminar

Diabetes - Team Diabetes


When: June 03, 2015
Where: Coralville, Iowa 52241

Diabetes affects more than your blood sugars. It affects your entire body. Our Team Diabetes experts will show how we work together to treat conditions that can affect your heart, eyes, and other orga...

Mini Medical School

Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise and Problems


When: April 28, 2015
Where: Davenport, IA 52803

New technologies are making it easier to know more about your entire genetic blueprint and your genetic risks for medical problems. In fact, reading your genes could someday become as common as gettin...

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Breakthroughs in Medicine at Iowa: Cardiovascular Health


When: March 31, 2015
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

TAKE AN EXPLORATION through diseases of the heart and vascular system. Learn how multidisciplinary teams of physicians and researchers are at work in the lab and clinic every day, translating their ga...

Community Health Seminar

Weight Management: Solutions to Reducing Obesity-Related Diseases


When: March 24, 2015
Where: Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity isn’t just about appearance. It’s a complex condition and major contributor to some of the leading causes of death and disease. Jo...

Mini Medical School

Discoveries in Modern Medicine: Hypertension and Preeclampsia


When: March 10, 2015
Where: Spencer, Iowa 51301

Medical research isn’t easy. Breakthroughs often are the result of slow, steady progress by teams pushing the boundaries of what’s known and what’s possible. It’s important work that happens at leadin...

Mini Medical School

Discoveries in Modern Medicine: Hypertension and Preeclampsia


When: March 09, 2015
Where: Sioux City, Iowa 51104

Medical research isn’t easy. Breakthroughs often are the result of slow, steady progress by teams pushing the boundaries of what’s known and what’s possible. It’s important work that happens at leadin...

Mini Medical School

The Cancer Puzzle; Putting the Pieces Together


When: February 24, 2015
Where: Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Cancer is a complex disease. Over the past two decades, research has taught us many details of how the immune system works, and how cancers avoid the immune system. We’ve also learned that cancers in ...

Community Health Seminar

Women's Heart Health - Heart a la Carte


When: February 12, 2015
Where: Coralville, IA 52241

The UI Heart and Vascular Center invites you to a heart-themed educational networking event for women to celebrate American Heart Month. BRING YOUR BFF, SISTER, MOTHER, OR DAUGHTER FOR: • Heart-health...

Mini Medical School

Saving Your Skin; Advances in Melanoma Research and Treatment


When: January 26, 2015
Where: Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Nothing says “Arizona” like sunshine. With nearly 300 radiant days each year, the sun is as common to the Grand Canyon State as wind chills are to the snowy Midwest. But the ultraviolet rays from the ...

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Junior Mini Medical School: Girls go STEM!


When: November 15, 2014
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

It’s a GIRL thing! Girls in 6-8th grade will work alongside current UI medical and biosciences students, doctors, and health care providers to explore science, technology, engineering, and math throug...

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Pandemics the Past (and Future): Using Genetics to Understand and Prevent the Next Worldwide Outbreak


When: October 23, 2014
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Throughout the history of mankind, pandemic disease—epidemics that occur worldwide or over very large areas—have been a fact of life and death. From the sixth century Plague of Justinian and the Black...

Community Health Seminar

Men's Health/Urology - Get Your Quality of Life Back


When: September 24, 2014
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

UI experts will be on hand to discuss these topics and others connected to men’s health issues.

Mini Medical School

Saving Your Skin: Advances in Melanoma Research and Treatment


When: May 07, 2014
Where: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. There is an immediate need for new ways to combat melanoma’s resistance to typic...

Mini Medical School

3-week Series: The Science Behind Personalized Cancer Care


When: April 15, 2014
Where: Iowa City, Iowa

Despite its complexity, doctors and researchers at the UI are making progress in understanding the science of cancer, and using this science to improve care. Join us to discuss how every cancer is uni...

Mini Medical School

Personal Genetic Information: It's Power, Promise, and Problems


When: March 05, 2014
Where: Des Moines, Iowa 50309

New technologies are making it easier to know more about your entire genetic blueprint and your genetic risks for medical problems. In fact, reading your genes could someday become as common as gettin...

Mini Medical School

Saving Yout Skin: Advances in Melanoma Research and Treatment


When: February 25, 2014
Where: Creston, Iowa 50801

Melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. There is an immediate need for new ways to combat melanoma’s resistance to typic...

Mini Medical School

Saving Yout Skin: Advances in Melanoma Research and Treatment


When: February 24, 2014
Where: Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. There is an immediate need for new ways to combat melanoma’s resistance to typic...

Community Health Seminar

Busy Moms: Balancing Your Life


When: February 11, 2014
Where: Coralville, IA 52241

As a mom, balancing your child's needs can be a full-time job. From play dates and homework to milestones and illnesses, it can be easy to put your well-being on the back burner. 

Mini Medical School

Junior Mini Medical School - Girls go STEM!


When: January 25, 2014
Where: Iowa CIty, Iowa 52242

a GIRL thing! Work alongside current UI medical and biosciences students, doctors and health care providers to explore science, technology, engineering, and math through: • Simulated surgical stations...

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Pulmonary - Breathing Easier (Asthma and COPD)


When: November 05, 2013
Where: Davenport, IA 52803

Join us to learn how University of Iowa pulmonary researchers are making discoveries to help alleviate the pain and suffering of millions of Americans who struggle to catch their breath due to asthma ...

Community Health Seminar

Breast Cancer Lunch & Learn Seminar


When: October 24, 2013
Where: Coralville, IA 52241

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is not a rare disease. In fact, it is the most common cancer among women in Iowa. Knowing your breast cancer risk factors--age, family history o...

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Genetics: Bringing Back the Wooly Mammoth


When: October 17, 2013
Where: Iowa CIty, IA 52242

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics and the Iowa Innovation, Business and Law (IBL) Center welcome Professor Hank Greely to campus to discuss legal and ethical issues related to genetic engineering a...

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Genetics - The Future of Human Reproduction


When: October 17, 2013
Where: Iowa CIty, IA 52246

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics and the Iowa Innovation, Business and Law (IBL) Center welcome Professor Hank Greely to campus to discuss legal and ethical issues related to genetic engineering a...

Community Health Seminar

Get Your Quality of Life Back - Men's Health Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence


When: September 17, 2013
Where: Iowa City, Iowa 52242

More than 30 million men live with bladder control problems in America. 

Community Health Seminar

A Healthier Vision is a Healthier You


When: August 27, 2013
Where: Coralville, IA 52241

The "Healthier Vision is a Healthier You" event invited community members to meet our experts, to learn what you can do to keep your eyes healthy and your vision at its best. Topics included: common e...

Community Health Webinart

Women's Heart Health


When: January 16, 2013
Where: Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined, and ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Here's your opportunity to take the first ste...

Mini Medical School

2012-11-27 MMS- Personal Genetic Information: It's Power, Promise, and Problems


When: November 27, 2012
Where: Iowa City, IA 52246

Community Health Seminar

Weight Management


When: November 06, 2012
Where: Coralville, IA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 54% of Iowans will be obese by 2030. 

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2012-10-10 MMS- Saving and Restoring Vision


When: October 10, 2012
Where: Cedar Rapids, IA 52404