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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We are caring for 705 inpatients and have 3,974 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Canopy installation at playground and south dining areas, June 19–22

From today through Friday, June 22, the playground at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day to install new canopies. The south dining area will be open except when canopies are being installed in this space. Signs will be posted.

News: In The Loop

Preventing falls, Mae moves forward

At age 96, Mae Schatteman of Iowa City has a youthful exuberance that inspires smiles wherever she goes. And as she cheerfully invites everyone she meets to her 100th birthday party, Mae shows no signs of slowing down. But she is careful to watch her step along the way.

Injections for knee osteoarthritis—revisions in clinical practice guidelines

Although guideline revisions based on new evidence have stopped or reversed trends toward increased use of injections for knee osteoarthritis, these treatments remain commonly used, according to new research by Nicholas A. Bedard, MD, and colleagues, Medicalnewser reports.

Events: Join us

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  • A Interpreting Services resource is available to Spanish- and French-speaking patients and families after 5 p.m. on weekdays and 24/7 on weekends. Call 844-703-6179 for Spanish and 844-201-9838 for French.
  • Submissions for the fall 2018 issue of The Examined Life Journal are open through Saturday, June 30.
  • Receive up to $45, access to health coaching, and the recreation services incentive by completing the Personal Health Assessment via Employee Self Service.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Subjects between ages 40 and 70 with type 2 diabetes are invited to participate in a research study where they undergo vascular function testing following eight weeks of dietary nitrate supplementation. Study requires seven separate visits on weekday mornings. Compensation. Contact 319-335-9808 or

Outside UI Health Care

UI gets creative in efforts to close gender gap in science careers

The UI has been spearheading campaigns to empower girls to pursue professions in STEM, and this week is hosting a weeklong camp for more than a dozen 7th- to 9th-grade girls, CBS2 reports.

Coralville leaders don’t expect parking problems with new arena

Coralville’s $190-million Iowa Arena project won’t have a dedicated parking lot or garage attached, but city leaders are confident in their plan for the new arena to share existing parking within a two-block area, KCRG reports.

Some Cedar Rapids businesses won’t wait for permanent flood control

Ten years after floodwaters devastated downtown Cedar Rapids, many businesses have returned or opened, IPR reports. For some, their return was tied to the city’s commitment to build a permanent flood control system. A decade later, they’re still waiting.

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation, The Associated Press reports.

Iowa City to host second annual Downtown Block Party

The Downtown Block Party will be back for a second year from 5 to 11 p.m. this Saturday, June 23, the Iowa City Downtown District reports.

123 Nassar victims urge Michigan State to fire Engler

A letter signed by 123 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar today urged Michigan State to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a “culture of abuse,” ABC News reports.

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