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Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

We are caring for 770 inpatients and have 4,792 outpatient visits today.

High: 47 Low: 34 Decreasing clouds

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  • “Warm the Sole” sock drive is now on Level 1 near Elevator E. Buy an extra pair of socks while you’re out shopping and donate them to local nonprofits.
  • Hardin Library offers a variety of upcoming workshops for researchers on topics such as HawkIRB, TriNetX, EndNote, REDCap, and more.
  • Did you receive your flu vaccination at your doctor’s office? If you received your flu vaccination as a patient at your doctor’s office, you still have to record your vaccination in ReadySet to be in compliance with the mandatory flu campaign.
  • Call the Patient Access Center at 2-1095 to accelerate follow-up clinic appointments for patients who need them prior to discharge and within a tight time frame.

News: In The Loop

What this year’s flu season looks like so far

As we approach the end of November, take a live look at the flu season in Iowa and across the U.S.

Grateful patient letter: Jesse Sorensen ‘always treated me with respect’

“Jesse always treated me with respect, kept me in the loop, and encouraged me when I felt weak.”

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Individuals ages 18 to 70 with chronic low back pain or diagnosed fibromyalgia are invited to participate in a research study that investigates multiple measures of light, sound, and pain sensitivity. Compensation. Email or call 319-353-5342.

Outside UI Health Care

UI offers a new course allowing students to be mission control for a project of their own

UI students can now work alongside Iowa State University students to learn how NASA implements their missions and instruments in a new course, The Daily Iowan reports.

Highway 30 bypass around Mount Vernon, Lisbon opening on Friday

A long-anticipated road construction project in eastern Iowa is nearing completion, KCRG reports.

Three biggest ‘Jeopardy!’ winners to face off in ‘Greatest of All Time’

Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Holzhauer will face off in a “primetime throwdown” in January, ABC News reports.

The man whose duvet nearly killed him: How this medical mystery was solved

The symptoms came on quickly. First it was hard to breathe, then dizzy spells caused by any amount of exertion, CNN reports.

Amazon rainforest sees biggest spike in deforestation in over a decade

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research released data revealing that 3,769 square miles of rainforest were lost to deforestation in a 12-month period, NPR reports.

Epenesa named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Hawkeye football player A.J. Epenesa earned conference honors after playing a key role in Iowa’s victory over Minnesota, The Daily Iowan reports.

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