liveWELL marks 10 years of progress

UI program encourages healthy living
Since its launch in 2006, the liveWELL program has demonstrated 10 years of health improvements for faculty and staff. That translates into improved performance and value to the University of Iowa.
Close-up color image of legs on treadmill.

‘Just for the Health of It,’ form a team

Live Healthy Iowa program runs Jan. 23 through March 31
The Live Healthy Iowa program returns for a 10-week run in 2017, encouraging UI faculty and staff to organize teams “Just for the Health of It.” The 2017 program starts Jan. 23 and runs through March 31.

Can we find more benign nanomaterials?

Chemist group wins NSF award to access supercomputer network
UI chemist Sara Mason has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Mason’s group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of various nanoparticles, hoping to learn more about the particles’ effects on energy, the environment, and human health.

LiveWELL Walking scavenger hunt

Join liveWELL for a walking scavenger hunt—a self-paced, summer-long (May 1–August 31) walking program that will take you to landmarks all around the University of Iowa campus. Explore the UI, stay active, and earn points toward prizes!

Cancer cells merging together over 55 hours

Cancer riddle, solved

University of Iowa researchers reveal how cancer cells form tumors
Using real-time recording of cellular movement, biologists at the University of Iowa have discovered how tumors form. Cancer cells reach out and grab other cells, and as little as 5 percent cancerous cells are needed for tumor formation. Findings could lead to more precise cancer testing.
presentation of Healthy Iowa Award

Health matters at the UI

The University of Iowa has been recognized with a Healthy Iowa Award
The University of Iowa was among nine recipients June 18 of the Healthy Iowa Award given each year by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Healthiest State Initiative.

UI researchers find ending Medicaid dental benefit costly

Study of California’s program found trips to the emergency room increased
An UI study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. California spent $2.9 million each year, 68 percent more before eliminating the benefit. Results in the journal Health Affairs.
students working together in the college of public health

UI to offer bachelor's degree in public health

First Regents institution with undergraduate public health major
Beginning fall 2016, the University of Iowa will offer bachelor’s degrees in public health, the first Board of Regents institution to offer an undergraduate major in the field. The degree program is expected to help meet Iowa’s need for public health trained professionals who can directly support citizens’ health.
Sara Sullivan works out at the UI

UI employees: Healthier, more productive

'Live Well' report shows employee health gains help manage costs
University of Iowa employees who participated in university-sponsored health initiatives last year report healthier eating, lower work absenteeism and greater productivity on the job, factors that have helped keep health-insurance premiums at the same level for a third consecutive year, according to the UI’s “liveWell” 2014 annual report.

UI expert testifies before presidential 21st century policing panel

Sandra Ramey proposes nationwide initiative to improve police health and wellness
Sandra Ramey, a police health expert in the UI College of Nursing, proposed a national intervention program to improve police officer health, before President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which met in Washington on Monday.