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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

We are caring for 748 inpatients and have 4,141 outpatient visits today.

High: 59 Low: 41 Mostly sunny

High: 51 Low: 36 Mostly cloudy

Broadcasts: Need to know

Pneumatic tube system interruption tonight

The pneumatic tube system will be shut down at 11 p.m. tonight for about 1 hour. Questions? Email

Update: Road construction along UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing

Due to significant traffic delays experienced yesterday along 9th Street, the City of Coralville is working with the construction firm to change the traffic pattern for today going forward.

News: In The Loop

Edward Bell, MD, to be honored with Distinguished Mentor Award

Edward F. Bell, MD, has spent the majority of his career saving tiny lives at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The number of lives he has touched, directly or indirectly, is impressive and says much about his tireless devotion to his patients and their families as well as students, residents, and fellows.

UI doctors prepare to study obscure leading cause of death in refractory epilepsy

The leading cause of death in those who suffer from refractory epilepsy has been a mysterious topic in the field, but now researchers—including our UI physicians—are working to shed light on the subject, The Daily Iowan reports.

UI-trained pharmacists on the front lines

In the late 1980s, a Cedar Rapids–based pharmacist got a call from a Midwestern physician he had helped train many years before, Iowa Now reports. During the call, the physician described his experience with an older woman who had come to his hospital.

Grateful patient letter: Taylor Felker ‘helped me feel safe and well cared for’

Taylor Felker, MSN, RN, staff nurse on 2JCP, was recognized by a grateful patient, who said, “…Taylor helped me feel safe and well cared for.”

Events: Join us

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Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Women and their partners who are planning to pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment for infertility are invited to participate in a research study to investigate if participation in a psychoeducational group designed to educate patients on stress reduction and coping techniques as well as further information regarding IVF treatment and technology improves quality of life for fertility patients. For more information, please email

Outside UI Health Care

Interstate section getting new name to end Iowa confusion

A stretch of Interstate 680 in western Iowa will be renamed Interstate 880 to end confusion that officials say often occurs during flooding, KWWL reports.

New ACT section retakes and ‘superscoring’ create a ‘paradigm shift’ in the college admission process

Effective September 2020, ACT will offer students the option to retake individual subsections of their exam as part of a new “superscoring” method in hopes of better suiting student need, The Daily Iowan reports.

WeWork says it found cancer-causing chemical in its phone booths

Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly, NPR reports.

These high school sports have the highest concussion rates

The rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussions across all sports have gone down in recent years, but have increased in football games, CNN reports.

Removal of Notre Dame’s melted scaffold to begin ‘in weeks’

Melted scaffolding atop fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed “in the coming weeks” to allow restoration work to begin next year, ABC News reports.

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei smashes women’s world record at Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2 hours 14 minutes 4 seconds, breaking the previous world record by 81 seconds, NPR reports.

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