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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Keeping you in The Loop

Interventional radiology: ‘We do unusual procedures no one else in Iowa does’

Susan Jeffrey-Wheeler, RN, says growing up around older folks and caring for them inspired her health care career. She’s enjoyed her two decades in interventional radiology with UI Health Care.

Debunking a COVID-19 vaccine myth: ‘Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect your ability to get pregnant?’

In the newest “Vaxx Facts” video, Pat Winokur, MD, explains that there is no evidence the vaccine causes infertility.


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Today's tip

Did you know that it’s free to have your prescriptions delivered to your home? Ordering is easy and can be done through MyChart or a phone call.

We Stand Together

As more Iowans and individuals across the country become vaccinated against COVID-19, you might wonder or receive questions about what it means to be fully vaccinated.

Click the image below to follow Rosa’s story. When you’re outside work you may be able to make some changes, but when you’re at work, safety standards remain the same.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 776 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,045 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 19 yesterday, 502 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 35 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 13% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 156 yesterday, 20,559 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 1,637 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 29 yesterday, 15,241 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 1 yesterday, 12,915 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

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Outside UI Health Care

UI students start mutual aid organization to help other struggling students

The organization aims to help struggling students make ends meet, KCRG reports.

Students celebrate 50 years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center

The center provides a space for students to express their identity and connect with others, The Daily Iowan reports.

Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

The trial has been one of the most closely watched cases, setting off a national reckoning on police violence even before the trial commenced, NPR reports.

A new way to pay at Whole Foods: Scan your palm

Customers will hold their hands above the scanner for a contact-free payment method, CNN reports.

With overseas fans barred from Olympics, new moms ask: What about my baby?

U.S. women’s soccer star Alex Morgan is currently unsure whether her daughter Charlie will be able to join her at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, NBC Sports reports.

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