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Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

We are caring for 728 inpatients and have 2,791 outpatient visits today.

High: 85 Low: 64 Mostly sunny

High: 86 Low: 65 Sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Student move-in may impact traffic starting Aug. 12

Students will move into university residence halls from Sunday, Aug. 12, through Saturday, Aug. 18. Traffic may be heavy, especially on Grand Avenue, and delays to transit services are possible. Allow extra travel time to reach destinations.

News: In The Loop

Staff Art Show spotlight: Allison Heady

Throughout August, we’ll feature several UI Health Care staff members and volunteers whose work is on exhibit in the 40th Annual Staff Art Show. Allison Heady, a clerk at UI Hospitals and Clinics, used crayon and watercolor paper to create her piece, “Say What?”

Volunteer Florence Martinson reaches 20,000 hours of service

Congratulations to four UI Health Care volunteers who were recently recognized for hour milestones: Anne Edwards, Kay Seagren, and Shams Ghoneim reached 1,000 hours of service, and Florence Martinson was honored for her contribution of 20,000 hours.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • UI Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Awards: Nominate alumni who have improved the delivery of health care, enhanced the training of future clinicians and scientists, or conducted groundbreaking research. Deadline Saturday, Sept. 1.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Adults age 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) Registry, a voluntary registry that connects individuals interested in participating in research studies with investigators. Participation in any study is voluntary. Compensation available for some studies. Call 319-335-7569, email, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

Corn shuckers prepare 25,000 ears for St. Jude’s Sweet Corn Festival

To prepare for St. Jude’s Sweet Corn Festival, 25,000 ears of corn are shucked, cleaned, chopped, and cooked—and nearly all of it will be eaten, CBS 2 reports.

For Iowa farmers, it’s harder to bring home the bacon

Equipment improvements and fluctuating crop prices mean that anyone striving to farm full time in 2018 would have to be responsible for at least twice as much ground compared to 30 years ago, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Smoke from the California wildfires is spreading to New York City

A forecast model from the National Weather Service shows how smoke from the wildfires scorching California is traveling about 3,000 miles away to New York City, CNN reports.

Earthquake shakes Hawaii at area affected by eruptions

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck the area of Hawaii affected by the Kilauea volcano eruptions yesterday, Newsweek reports.

10-year-old girl won’t let cancer keep her off the dance floor

Ava Blaser, 10, was diagnosed with cancer in both kidneys, and despite long hours of chemo, continues to pursue her passion: dance, CBS News reports.

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs: Odds and analysis

A key series between two National League playoff contenders will start today at Wrigley Field when the Chicago Cubs host the Washington Nationals, according to Bleacher Report.

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