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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Photo becomes a precious memory forever preserved

Last fall, Bill Bride was under the weather and thought he had a sinus infection. Instead, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to UI Hospitals & ClinicsSeveral days later, his wife Joanne also tested positive for COVID-19 and joined her husband in the hospital. 

The next wave of diabetes care?

UI researchers Calvin Carter, PhD, and Sunny Huang, MD/PhD student, are part of the team that discovered electromagnetic fields can manage blood sugar levels in diabetic mice. If the findings hold up in people, they hope to introduce a new, wearable device to treat Type 2 diabetes.

Four things to consider before traveling with your kids this summer

Iowans are itching for their chance to head out on a long vacation after getting their COVID-19 vaccinations. Melanie Wellington, MD, says since kids aren’t yet eligible to be vaccinated, there’s a real risk of not only transmitting the virus but contracting it as well, reports We Are Iowa.


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We Stand Together

How do people know when they’re fully vaccinated?

No matter which COVID-19 vaccine people have received or will receive—Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), or Moderna—our graphic provides the answers.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 812 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,136 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 20 yesterday, 528 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 13% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 135 yesterday, 21,506 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 3 yesterday, 1,645 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 3 yesterday, 15,317 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 140 yesterday, 13,313 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Women ages 18-40 who are attempting to conceive are invited to participate in a research study to investigate two different treatments for women with polycystic ovary syndrome or difficulty with ovulation and infertility. Email

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Outside UI Health Care

Peace Corps celebrates 60 years

UI alumni still serve the international community through the Peace Corps, The Daily Iowan reports.

Hy-Vee no longer requires appointments for COVID-19 vaccines

The grocery chain is currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, KCRG reports. 

CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces outside anymore unless they are in a big crowd, the AP reports. However, masks are still required in indoor settings, work places, and health care facilities.

A rural chain is thriving as millennials flee cities

Millennials are picking up gardening tools, animal feed, and even chicken coops, CNN reports.

California’s ‘white gold’ rush: Lithium in demand amid surge in electric vehicles

As demand for these vehicles heats up, there’s concern about a shortage of the key minerals needed to make them, NPR reports.

Hawkeye tennis seniors prepped for final Big Ten Tournament

After six years of action, tennis players Elise van Heuvelen and Treadwell-Kareem Allaf may be saying goodbye, The Daily Iowan reports.

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