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Thursday, July 18, 2019

We are caring for 758 inpatients and have 3,726 outpatient visits today.

High: 96 Low: 80 Mostly sunny

High: 98 Low: 78 Sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

MRI appointments added due to high demand

UI Health Care patients now have more options when scheduling MRI appointments. Radiology has extended hours in the Magnetic Resonance (MR) unit at UI Sports Medicine. Additional appointments are now available Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m., for all referring services due to high demand.

Stairwell near Elevator EE closed at Levels 6–7 until Sept. 28

The stairwell at Levels 6 and 7 in Roy Carver Pavilion near Elevator EE is closed beginning today through Saturday, Sept. 28, to allow for the existing stairs to be extended up to a new mechanical and electrical enclosure on the rooftop.

News: In The Loop

Committee begins search for next children’s hospital executive director

A national search has begun for the position of executive director of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The executive director is responsible for the overall operational management, strategic planning, and financial leadership of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

UI’s impact along RAGBRAI route

The UI’s impact on the communities along the RAGBRAI route—which spans Council Bluffs to Keokuk this year—isn’t always made obvious by visual cues or color schemes. But UI Hospitals & Clinics is serving thousands of Iowans from near and far.

Making sunscreen more effective

Marta VanBeek, MD, MPH, FAAD, explains that in these sunny and high-temperature days of summer, making your sunscreen as effective as possible is especially important. And that includes checking the expiration date, CBS2 reports.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Did you know UI Health Care offers women fertility preservation services in its Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic? If you are a woman who doesn’t anticipate becoming pregnant for several years but hope to have a child in the future, fertility preservation might be a good option for you. Visit or call 319-356-1767 to speak with a program coordinator.
  • Have questions about your American Heart Association E-Card? Check out the FAQs from the EMSLRC.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Are you between 54 and 75? Participate in a research study of Baby Boomers who go online for health information. Contact Tammy Walkner at or call 319-573-8389.


Outside UI Health Care

Artist puts modern spin on stained-glass art

After Brooke Dearborn Huston graduated from the UI with a degree in sociology, she now creates stained-glass art out of her home in Iowa City, according to The Daily Iowan.

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, The Associated Press reports.

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, CNN reports.

Dozens of pilot whales washed up on Georgia beach, and beachgoers came to the rescue

There were around 50 pilot whales beached on St. Simons Island, Georgia, so people of all ages worked together to push most of them back out to sea, Live Science reports.

The 2019 Open Championship by the numbers

The 2019 Open Championship kicks off today—here’s what you need to know before the golf tournament begins, according to Forbes.

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