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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Update: Fully vaccinated patients no longer need pre-procedural COVID-19 test

Keeping you in The Loop

Knowledge, experience helps nurse with daughter’s spine surgery

Teresa Grove’s role as a neuroscience nurse and a mom suddenly converged in June 2020. Typically an active college cheerleader, her daughter, Lauren, started complaining about a sore back. And when a heating pack and physical therapy weren’t doing the trick, Grove knew it was something more serious.

Cancer can’t hide

Immunotherapy involves harnessing the body’s own immune system to mount a defense against abnormal cancer cells that have avoided detection. Immunologically speaking, most cancer cells are too much like the rest the body for the immune system to recognize them as “foreign” and be able to reject them.


Social shout-out

“What a fantastic job everyone did getting COVID vaccinations to the public. From the moment I arrived the staff were amazing and so organized!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Pediatrician and first generation Mexican American Ana Cary, MD, explains why she chose to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and encourages others to do the same in this video. “La vacuna es muy buena, segura y efectiva.”

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 825 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,181 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 548 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 6% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 141 yesterday, 22,240 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,650 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 3 yesterday, 15,315 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 238 yesterday, 14,534 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Adults with high blood pressure who live in a rural area are invited to participate in a research study involving a 10-15 minute phone call. Compensation is provided. Call or text 319-541-8359.

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Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City to walk in solidarity with Meskwaki Nation to raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women

The walk will take place at noon today at Riverfront Crossings Park and aims to bring attention to the national violence disparities against Native American women, The Daily Iowan reports. 

Dubuque school counselor sets up food pantry to address need in school community

The pantry came together with the help of the St. Stephen’s Food Bank in Dubuque. During its first three months, the pantry served 358 people, but just during April, it served 384 individuals, KCRG reports.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announces new climate normals

The new climate normals released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration yesterday reveal that weather across the U.S. is warming, CNN reports.

Ecologist discovers that trees talk to each other

Trees are linked to neighboring trees by an underground network of fungi that resembles the neural networks in the brain, NPR reports.

Cedar Rapids city officials mark return of baseball

Members of the city council, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, and the Kernels organization held a ribbon-cutting this morning, welcoming baseball back to Veterans Memorial Stadium, KCRG reports.

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