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Thursday, July 12, 2018

We are caring for 718 inpatients and have 3,610 outpatient visits today.

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News: In The Loop

In the archives: Historical photos of (what’s now known as) University of Iowa Health Care

Click through our gallery for a random assortment of historical photos. We have very few details about them—if you know any background, leave us a comment!

Video: The importance of HPV vaccine at age 11

“Everyone of all genders should get the HPV vaccine because the virus can affect and infect anyone. The cancers it can cause can affect anyone.” Pediatrician Rebecca Boscaljon, MD, FAAP, shares information on the importance of the HPV vaccine in children at age 11.

Med school YouTubers, pre-med experiences, overcoming shyness

So many listener questions! What does the crew think of med school YouTubers? What’s their advice on great pre-med activities? And how can you overcome shyness working in a lab to make connections with doctors for things like shadowing?

UI researchers turn exercise into a game and see encouraging results

How do you motivate people to get up and exercise more? A team of UI researchers—including Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH—has one potential solution: Turn everyday exercise into a game.


  • UI Health Care employees and volunteers are invited to participate in the 40th annual Staff Art Show. Application deadline is 4 p.m. tomorrow.
  • The masses have spoken: Nearly 82 percent of you who took our last survey said you’d prefer to receive Noon News five days a week (out of 747 responses). Thanks for your interest in staying informed!
  • Junior faculty in any department/college who wish to pursue pilot projects broadly related to basic and clinical areas of cancer research can apply for a seed grant from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center’s American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, due at noon Monday, Aug. 6.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • 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

‘Recycle’ is the city’s word for RAGBRAI

Iowa City’s recycling staff have been doing major prep work to keep the city clean and green when thousands of RAGBRAI riders visit town on Friday, July 27, The Daily Iowan reports.

Iowa City preschoolers want to spread the word: Plastic straws hurt baby turtles

Inspired by a project from a UI student, a preschool class in Iowa City has banned together to decrease the use of drinking straws, The Daily Iowan reports.

MidAmerican plans to reach 100 percent renewable energy

MidAmerican announced and filed an application to the Iowa Utilities Board to approve their Wind XII Project, with plans to have 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2020, The Daily Iowan reports.

‘From impossible to inevitable’: Developers give first look at new flying car

After nine years of quiet work in a secret Silicon Valley location, developers may be closer than ever to making flying cars a reality, CBS News reports.

Heat waves make it hard for people to think, scientists find

In a recent study, scientists reported that students in dorms who have air conditioning during heat waves do better on cognitive tests than students who live with the hot temperatures, Newsweek reports.

Williams, working mom hero

At age 36, just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter, Serena Williams is heading into the semifinal round at Wimbledon this week, Vox reports.

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