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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

We are caring for 778 inpatients and have 4,108 outpatient visits today.

High: 80 Low: 58 Scattered T-storms

High: 79 Low: 58 Mostly sunny


  • On Iowa! events will be held at Kinnick Stadium on the evening on Friday, Aug. 23. A portion of Parking Lot 43 west of the stadium has been reserved for the events. All vehicles must be removed from the designated area by 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.
  • The COPE Team point of contact has transitioned from Chaplain Noelle Andrew to Chaplain Jeremy Hudson. The COPE Team is available to staff who have experienced a work-related event that may challenge their ability to cope.
  • Have a need for a medical device or research tool? Submit your idea to the Biomedical Engineering Senior Design course at Questions? Contact Colleen Bringman at or 319-335-5640.
  • Did you know you can schedule appointments, including same-day visits and annual physicals, with any of our pediatricians in Johnson County through MyChart? In your child’s MyChart account, click on the “visit” tab, then select “schedule an appointment.”

Research volunteers invited

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  • Men ages 58 to 80 with no metal implants are invited to participate as controls in a research study on metal hip replacements. Compensation. Email

News: In The Loop

How our researchers are raising awareness about epilepsy following Disney actor’s death

UI researchers are investigating solutions to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, a subject brought into the spotlight after the recent death of Disney star Cameron Boyce, KCRG reports.

Grateful family reunites with NICU team

The last time Edward Bell, MD, saw Nolan was when he was caring for him in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Yesterday, Nolan and Dr. Bell had a reunion in the NICU, and everyone was all smiles.

Events: Join us

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Outside UI Health Care

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps, according to The Associated Press.

A federal program says you should keep your home above 78 degrees

A federal program recommends people keep their homes between 78 and 85 degrees to promote energy efficiency, suggesting setting thermostats to 85 degrees during the day and 82 degrees when you’re sleeping, CNN reports.

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest—space agency

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, with data showing an 84% increase on the same period in 2018, BBC reports.

The healing power of poetry

Rafael Campo, physician and award-winning author, prescribes poetry for students, patients, and doctors, AAMCNews reports.

Cedar Rapids native A.J. Puk gets called up by Athletics

Former Cedar Rapids Washington pitcher A.J. Puk was called up to the Oakland Athletics’ major league roster and will join the team for the game against the New York Yankees, KCRG reports.

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