Program enters seventh year, nominations accepted through March 24
By: Molly Rossiter | 2015.02.19 | 05:00 pm
Parents and guardians of current or former pediatric patients of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital are invited to nominate their child as a Kid Captain for the Hawkeyes’ 2015 football season. Nominations will be accepted through March 24.
Skin condition causes blisters at the slightest irritation
By: Catie Malooly | 2014.11.20 | 03:37 pm
"UI Children’s Hospital has really changed our lives. They brought Rylan along from a disease which he was not expected to live more than a year to being a very healthy 8-year-old boy," says Mark Mohr, Rylan's father.
Charlotte had a heart mass that was detected before birth
By: Catie Malooly | 2014.11.12 | 07:00 am
At just one month old, Charlotte Wagaman of Keokuk, Iowa, began seeing University of Iowa Children’s Hospital cardiologists to determine the best treatment plan. The mass wasn't cancerous but needed to be removed to eliminate risk of heart attack, stroke, or sudden death.
University of Iowa Children's Hospital doctors diagnosed Marijka Michmershuizen with Job syndrome—an extremely rare immune disorder that causes skin rashes, respiratory infections, weak bones, and retention of baby teeth, among other things.
Brothers from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, share same genetic heart disorder
By: Catie Malooly | 2014.10.08 | 11:24 am
Researchers at UI Children’s Hospital determined three brothers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, carried the same defective gene that would lead to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes fatty tissue to build up in the heart and can worsen heart function.
Spinal cord inflammation diagnosis came when he was a baby
By: Catie Malooly | 2014.09.24 | 11:11 am
Kid Captain Matthew McCarthy of Marion, Iowa, had a cold, and the virus from the cold activated his immune system, which mistakenly attacked the myelin in his spinal cord, resulting in messages not being carried to and from the brain properly. McCarthy receives all of his primary care at UI Children’s Hospital.