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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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‘Vaxx Facts’: Should you get vaccinated if you’ve already had COVID-19?

If your family or friends have already recovered from COVID-19, they may wonder whether they need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In the newest “Vaxx Facts” video, infectious disease specialist Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, shares why it’s still important to get vaccinated.

The many variations of clinical depression and how to treat them

In this episode of CME’s podcast Rounding@IOWA, host Gerry Clancy, MD, and guest Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD, discuss the many variations of clinical depression and how those differences affect treatment planning.


Today's tip

The UI Health Care LGBTQ+ OutList is a public and voluntary listing of members of our health care community who identify as LGBTQ+.

We Stand Together

As we continue to transition into a new “normal” and more patients return to our facilities, here are a few tips to remember the next time a patient or visitor asks for guidance.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 805 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,215 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 5 yesterday, 617 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 42 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 0% yesterday, 13% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 16 yesterday, 23,888 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 0 yesterday, 1,668 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,452 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,301 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Adults with high blood pressure who live in a rural area are invited to participate in a research study involving a 10- to 15-minute phone call. Compensation is provided. Call or text 319-541-8359.

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Outside UI Health Care

Researchers find human infant brains, bodies unexpectedly active during second, major sleep stage

UI researchers provide further insights into the coordination that takes place between infants’ brains and bodies as they sleep, Iowa Now reports.

Derecho caused long-lasting damage to Iowa’s ecosystem, more than 4 million trees destroyed

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources believes it will take a full generation for our ecosystem to recover from the storm, WHO-13 reports.

Airlines, banks, and other companies across the world hit in the latest web outage

Several major companies, financial institutions, and airlines from the U.S. to Australia and Hong Kong suffered brief online outages today due to a third-party IT provider, NPR reports.

Former Hawkeye thrower Laulauga Tausaga prepares for Olympic track and field trials

One week after her runner-up finish in discus at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Tausaga will compete in the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials tomorrow, The Daily Iowan reports.

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