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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

We are caring for 764 inpatients and have 4,167 outpatient visits today.

High: 28 Low: 26 Mostly cloudy

High: 31 Low: 17 Chance snow

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News: In The Loop

Forbes ranks UI Health Care among ‘Best Employers for Diversity’

In its 2019 rankings of “Best Employers for Diversity,” Forbes ranked UI Health Care No. 24 overall among 500 large employers nationwide and No. 2 in its Healthcare & Social category.

Reynolds: Let’s train more psychiatrists to counter rural mental health shortage

Iowa could soon be cranking out more new psychiatrists if legislators follow Gov. Kim Reynolds’ plan to pay for more psychiatric training at the University of Iowa and at two locations in Des Moines, The Des Moines Register reports.

Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition taking it to the statehouse

With the start of the 88th Iowa General Assembly, the Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition is encouraging people to let their legislators know how they stand on legal syringe service programs. And they make it easy for you with a handy toolkit. Also see where different states stand.


  • The Bread Garden Cafe is now offering gift cards. Stop by a UI Hospitals & Clinics location to purchase.
  • Influenza is increasing in our community. Take steps to protect our patients and each other: Read about preventing the flu, including steps all staff should take, as well as standard precautions and isolation practices for patient care staff.
  • UI faculty and staff can work one-on-one with a health coach to help facilitate goals that impact overall well-being. A health coach is a free, confidential, nonjudgmental, and motivational resource.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Parents and infants are invited to a research study at the UI Department of Psychology. Compensation. Contact Kochanska Child Lab at 319-335-0500 or

Outside UI Health Care

Shelter House, Housing Authority aim to end Iowa City homelessness

A new partnership between two Iowa City organizations will provide financial assistance to help families afford low-income housing, The Daily Iowan reports.

Massive spinning ice disk forms in US river

A rare natural phenomenon is taking shape in Maine, mesmerizing people around the world, BBC reports.

Someone attached two leaf blowers to a sled and put their kid on it

One little girl in Belgorod, Russia, recently had the best snow day ever thanks to her dad’s creative engineering, Mashable reports.

May’s govt faces no-confidence vote after huge Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote today, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, complicating Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, The Associated Press reports.

Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital health care services

The companies will focus on virtually connecting people to provide services ranging from preventive self-care to chronic disease management, Reuters reports.

Nike introduces self-lacing basketball shoe

The Adapt BB laces itself and lets users adjust manually or digitally to find the perfect fit, CNBC reports.

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