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Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

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Keeping you in The Loop

Q&A: How to talk with family about genetic counseling

Maybe something was said over dinner this past holiday about a loved one’s health and it made you wonder if you could have the same issue one day. Utilizing genetic counseling services can help you and your family be proactive about potential health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and neurological diseases.

Bivalent COVID-19 booster provides significant protection, especially for older adults

Early findings from an IVY Network study involving UI researchers show the COVID-19 bivalent booster provides adults over the age of 65 with significantly greater protection against the virus than those who are unvaccinated or have not received a bivalent booster.


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“What a gift to have the privilege of living in this community with UIHC. All the faculty & staff are the best.”

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In the spotlight

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By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 807 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,621 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 18 yesterday, 86 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 1 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 16% yesterday, 20% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 10 yesterday, 228 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 7,550 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,794 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,670 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Recruiting adults (age 18–70) with Long-COVID-19 or chronic fatigue syndrome to participate in a study investigating immune system changes following physical activity. Compensation provided. Email, call 319-335-7149, screening survey:

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Outside UI Health Care

Dog abandoned outside Iowa airport during holidays adopted by new family

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa confirmed that the one-year-old female pup—who they named Allie—is settling in well with her adopted family, TODAY reports.

US cancer death rate dropped by 30% since 1991

The decline is thanks to prevention, screening, early diagnosis, and treatment of common cancers including lung and breast cancer, BBC News reports.

Egg prices have soared 60% in a year

As demand for eggs has risen, production in the U.S. has slumped due to the ongoing avian flu epidemic that’s infected nearly 58 million birds, CBS News reports.

A Maryland TikToker raised more than $140K for an 82-year-old Walmart worker

Warren “Butch” Marion has been working at Walmart part time for 16 years. Before that, he spent decades at General Motors and Honeywell and even had a 10-year stint in the U.S. Navy, NPR reports.

UI men’s basketball team overcomes Michigan in overtime

The UI men’s basketball team picked up its third straight Big Ten win with a 93–84 overtime win against Michigan last night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Hawkeye Sports reports.

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