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Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

We are caring for 768 inpatients and have 4,355 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Clarifying Iowa’s hemp and medical cannabidiol laws

Recently, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller issued a clarification regarding Iowa’s hemp and medical cannabidiol laws.

News: In The Loop

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital pediatrician talks school routines

It’s back-to-school season, and Adam Brown, MD, sat down with KCRG to discuss how routines can help kids start the school year right.

UI Health Care is on Instagram

We’re officially on Instagram! Follow @uihealthcare to see how patient care, research, and education happening at #uiowa are changing medicine and changing lives every day.

Progress in Medicine 2019

The 2019 Progress in Medicine event, Learning Together in the 21st Century, educates health care providers to improve interprofessional patient care and will include topics in allergy/immunology, endocrinology, general internal medicine, hematology/oncology, hospital medicine, keynote on medical cannabis, breakout sessions, and more.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.



  • The university has extended its contract with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., to begin the next stage of the employment practices review. This next stage will include a modified review of academic and operational units as well as UI Health Care. The university is paring back the review’s scope to focus on the more immediate need of strengthening supervisor training.
  •, an online library of thousands of instructional videos available to UI students and employees, has upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning features the same content and remains free for students, faculty, and staff but will provide a more personalized experience.
  • Did you know UI Health Care offers female fertility preservation services in its Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic? If you are a woman who doesn’t anticipate becoming pregnant for several years but hopes to have a child in the future, fertility preservation might be a good option for you. Visit or call 319-356-1767.

Research volunteers invited

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  • UI researchers are working on better understanding hazards of farm noise using a noise monitor, phone, and laptop. If you are a farmer and want more info visit this site.

Outside UI Health Care

Residence hall move-in for new Iowa students starts today

Residence hall move-in for new UI students are scheduled in shifts from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. today, tomorrow, and Thursday, Iowa Now reports

UnityPoint to unveil new 46-unit transitional care facility Thursday

UnityPoint Health is hosting an open house on Thursday to unveil a new transitional care facility, with space for 46 skilled nursing and rehabilitation patient suites, KWWL reports.

San Francisco International Airport rolls out ban on plastic water bottles

San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of plastic water bottles in order to become the world’s first zero-waste airport by 2021, CBS reports.

Twitter cracks down on state media after unveiling Chinese campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Twitter will no longer accept advertisements from state-controlled media outlets after Chinese social media campaigns sought to undermine pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, CNN reports.

Accept the awkwardness: How to make friends (and keep them)

The act of making friends is as simple as it is difficult, so experts explained ways to make new friends, as well as to take better care of the friendships you already have, NPR reports.

The tailgater’s guide to Iowa City, revised 2019 edition

Whether you’ve been coming to Iowa City for years or haven’t attended your first football game yet, dive in to everything you need to make your Hawkeye gameday experience enjoyable, SBNation reports.


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