Keeping you in The Loop
Thanksgiving is just days away, bringing with it feasts of food and the gathering of loved ones. In respiratory virus season, keeping a few tips in mind can help keep everyone at the table healthy.
When Dylan McGivern didn’t meet early developmental milestones, he was referred to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, where he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
- Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the 380 Express bus service will not be in operation on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25.
- Interested in working with the UI Mobile Clinic as a provider? Opportunities to volunteer weekly are available in-person or virtually.
- Flu season is in full swing. Have you received your flu vaccination yet? There’s still time!
Did you know the Woman’s Resource and Action Center provides confidential, 1:1 assistance and advocacy for anyone with concerns about discrimination, harassment, or violence?
By the numbers
Total inpatients: 804 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,036 today
C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 1,632 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 206 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 29% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 23 yesterday, 15,685 to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 4 yesterday, 7,189 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,790 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,693 to date
Research volunteers invited
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Outside UI Health Care
Officials at the Eastern Iowa Airport expect travel for the holiday season to be busy this year. To ease the flying experience, the airport has some tips for travelers, KCRG reports.
More than 100 people rescued from overloaded sailboat before it hit sandbar in Florida Keys, Coast Guard says
Crews responded to the incident after receiving reports of people in the water yesterday morning, NBC News reports.
Pollution is triggering algae blooms that have killed much of the seagrass on which manatees depend, NBC News reports.
Olivia Pichardo—a first-year student from Queens, New York—will be the first woman on the roster of a Division I college baseball team in the U.S., NPR reports.
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