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Cutting Health Care Costs Isn't Easy


A new University of Iowa study is the first to evaluate the relationship between receiving care at federally qualified health centers and the rate of hospital stays and emergency department visits for potentially preventable conditions among...
7-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

University of Iowa Studies Impact of Marijuana on Driving


A new study conducted at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator has found drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently. However, the...
23-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

How Do Toddlers Use Tablets?


University of Iowa researchers studied more than 200 YouTube videos and published their findings in the proceedings of the CHI 2015 conference.
18-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

University of Iowa Driving Simulator to Help Test New Artificial Lens for Cataract Patients

A miniature version of the University of Iowa’s advanced driving simulator will participate in a clinical trial later this year to assess a patient’s driving ability after cataract surgery.
15-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Researchers Find Ending Medicaid Dental Benefit Costly

A new 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...
27-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Studies Find Pharmacists Help Patients Control Blood Pressure

An University of Iowa researcher will present studies showing that medical teams with a pharmacist helped patients with hypertension control their blood pressure more effectively. The presentation is on Mon., May 18, at the American Society of...
15-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Study Finds Swine Farming Is a Risk Factor for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections


A new study led by the University of Iowa shows swine farmers are six times more likely to be carriers of staph bacteria, including the MRSA strain, than others. Results appear online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
30-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Why We Have Chins


Why are modern humans the only species to have chins? University of Iowa researchers say it's not due to mechanical forces, such as chewing, but may lie in our evolution: As our faces became smaller, it exposed the bony prominence at the lowest part...
13-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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University of Iowa Virologist Developed First MERS Mouse Model. Says SARS Experience Has Helped with Rapid MERS Response


6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?


A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.
21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

How Math and Logistics Can Speed Relief Supplies to Disaster Zones


12-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST

Slaves Who Sued Their Masters and Captors

A University of Iowa law professor researches freedom suits, legal actions largely lost to history that were brought by slaves against their masters in hopes of gaining their freedom.
26-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

UIowa Law Prof Researches Slaves Suing Their Masters, as In "12 Years a Slave"

23-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Rooney Rule Does Little to Help Black NFL Head Coaches

Ten NFL head coaches were fired this week, but a study by a University of Iowa economist finds the league's Rooney Rule does little to help increase the number of African-American head coaches.
3-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

Robes, Suits and the Inauguration


A University of Iowa law professor explains why President Barack Obama will dress for his inauguration like he's going to a wedding and Chief Justice John Roberts will dress like he's officiating at one.
3-Jan-2013 11:55 AM EST

Iowa Law Professor Says Regulation Needed for Lawsuits-as-Investments

Some invest their money in stocks, some in bonds, some in real estate. Now, investors are putting their money into lawsuits, and University of Iowa law professor Maya Steinitz said this growing market needs government regulation.
10-Jan-2012 11:45 AM EST

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