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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

We are caring for 767 inpatients and have 4,411 outpatient visits today.

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News: In The Loop

Girl, 4, loses vision after getting the flu. Now her mom is urging parents to vaccinate their kids

What seemed like a little bug turned out to be much more serious for 4-year-old Jade, Good Morning America reports. She became unresponsive and was rushed to our hospital where she was diagnosed with influenza B. Hear from Alexander Bassuk, MD, about how she’s doing now.

UI Sports Medicine ultrasound services accredited, commended for meeting highest standards

UI Sports Medicine has received accreditation from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Our specialists use ultrasound in a variety of ways, including making more accurate diagnoses and offering patients the latest minimally invasive treatments.

Maternal mental health Q&A Facebook Live

Join maternal-fetal medicine specialist Mark Santillan, MD, PhD, and clinical psychologist Stacey Pawlak, PhD, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, as they answer questions about maternal health, and how pregnancy and mental health intersect.


Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Adults age 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) Registry, a voluntary registry that connects individuals interested in participating in research studies. Participation is voluntary. Compensation for some studies. Questions? Call 319-335-7569, email, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

Vice president for student life candidates to participate in open forums

The finalists for the UI’s vice president for student life will participate in open forums during the first two weeks of February, Iowa Now reports.

Teacher Store handing out free flu kits for teachers this week

The nonprofit Teacher Store in Cedar Rapids is handing out free flu kits to help combat a flu season in which flu deaths are up 65% from last year, KCRG reports.

Iowa State Patrol responds to more than 400 calls for service during winter weather-filled weekend

The Iowa State Patrol said this past weekend’s combination of snow and ice might make for an important lesson for the rest of winter, KCRG reports.

‘Miracle baby’ born after womb transplant

Jennifer Gobrecht’s uterus transplant allowed her to have a baby, only the second child in the U.S. to be born through the procedure, BBC reports.

Philippine volcano belches ash and lava, authorities warn of new eruption

The Philippines remained on alert as authorities declared a “calamity zone” around Taal Volcano, which began spewing ash and lava over the weekend, NPR reports.

LSU and Joe Burrow’s national championship season places Tigers among greatest ever

LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 to win the college football national championship, its first since 2007, ESPN reports.

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