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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

We are caring for 689 inpatients and have 3,855 outpatient visits today.

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News: In The Loop

Ashton Kutcher visits the kids

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is grateful to Ashton Kutcher for visiting with our patients and families during a recent trip back to Iowa.

Graduate students Ponce and Noterman awarded NIH grants

Jessica Ponce has been awarded an NIH grant for “Dual Roles of Cyclin C in Heart Disease,” and Maria Noterman, an NIH grant for “A Novel Role of Cav1.2 in Mitochondria.” Congratulations to all of the investigators who have recently received funding awards.


  • eFax users: The syntax for outbound faxing has changed for Outlook Web Access. This does not affect Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2016.
  • A Massage Oasis expanded hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. most weekdays at the Pomerantz location (Elevator L, Level 2, closed Wednesdays) and in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)
  • UI Cosmetic Surgery and Services offers dental care, including tooth whitening, esthetic bonding, veneers, crowns, dental implants, and more.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Caregivers of people with dementia living at home are invited to participate in a research study. A home recording unit will be used for three months to submit video recordings of care situations. Compensation. Contact or 319-335-3488.

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa pork industry could be ‘miserable’ because of Mexico tariffs

If U.S. trade disputes aren’t resolved, the Iowa pork industry could see close to $1 billion in losses, CBS2 reports.

San Juan National Forest to close as 416 wildfire grows to 22,000 acres

The San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado will shut down for the first time in its 113-year history as a drought-driven fire has grown to 22,131 acres, The Denver Post reports.

Trump, Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed today to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, The Associated Press reports.

Yes, there are bacteria on your kitchen towel. No, they won’t make you sick

Your kitchen towel may harbor a number of different bacteria, but a recent study found that the bacteria on the towels aren’t particularly concerning when it comes to foodborne illnesses, LiveScience reports.

Fed up with rising costs, big US firms dig into health care

At its Silicon Valley headquarters, Cisco Systems Inc. is trying to take control of increasing health care costs by getting more involved in managing their workers’ health, Reuters reports.

Cubs back in 1st place, beat Brewers 7-2 in 11 innings

Anthony Rizzo hit a long homer down the right-field line, and Jason Heyward drove in three runs during a 7-2 victory that gave the Cubs a half-game lead in the division, ABC News reports.

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