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Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

We are caring for 779 inpatients and have 3,474 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Learn more about the university’s second health plan option

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a new health plan called UISelect to be offered to benefit-eligible employees in addition to UIChoice. University Human Resources will offer extra time this fall to make informed selections and enroll in health plans. More details about the two medical plans, including a side-by-side comparison, are now available on the UI Benefits website.

News: In The Loop

Cornell College student-researchers explore Parkinson’s, major depressive disorder at the UI

The two students spent the summer developing their research skills by participating in the Carver College of Medicine’s FUTURE in Biomedicine program, which builds partnerships with Iowa colleges that don’t offer doctoral programs.

Ergun Uc, MD

Podcast on driving with PD: Limitations, risks, and adjustments

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can affect several of the abilities needed when driving, such as vision and motor control. Listen to this Parkinson’s Foundation podcast episode featuring UI’s Ergun Uc, MD, as he discusses the limitations, risks, and adjustments that can be made when driving with PD.

Slipping on the short coat

Join the Short Coat Podcast crew as they discuss what their White Coat Ceremony meant to them, as well as other medical news including a new organ and new Ebola treatment.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Parents and their infants under 6 months are invited to a research study at the UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Compensation. Contact Sleep Development Lab: 319-400-8540 or

Outside UI Health Care

‘Everyday Joy’ murals at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital honor Mollie Tibbetts

A series of murals titled “Everyday Joy” aims to celebrate the idea of the joy and beauty found in daily life and to honor the memory of UI student Mollie Tibbetts, The Daily Iowan reports.

Des Moines hospital transplant program announces closure

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center announced yesterday that the closure is effective Oct. 1. The program had been suspended earlier this year as hospital officials questioned the need for two transplant centers in Des Moines, KCRG reports.

The ‘entirety of Florida’ could be hit by Hurricane Dorian when it makes landfall as a monster storm

All of Florida is under a state of emergency, and authorities are urging residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food and supplies as Hurricane Dorian gathers strength and aims to slam the state as soon as Monday as a Category 4 storm, CNN reports.

Tesla heads down new road with car insurance in California

Tesla owners in California can now buy insurance from the electric car company in what may be the first step toward the unconventional automaker providing coverage for a fleet of driverless taxis, The Associated Press reports.

Delay in first legal challenge to UK’s Brexit plans

The Court of Session in Edinburgh refused to take immediate legal action to prevent Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament for several weeks before the Brexit deadline of Oct. 31, The Associated Press reports.

Bills kicker: Will help Lloyd, hope she goes for it

Bills placekicker Stephen Hauschka vows to help Carli Lloyd if the U.S. soccer star makes the career move from soccer forward to NFL placekicker, ESPN reports.

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