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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

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Every moment is a ‘wow moment’ in robotic surgery

How often are you amazed at the power of medicine? For Julie Delancey, BSN, RN, nearly every day working as a surgical nurse is a day that brings a “wow moment.”

Closing in on a vaccine for RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is already the leading cause of hospitalization for infants in the U.S., but this year is shaping up to be particularly bad. However, that may soon change with several promising vaccine candidates and other antiviral therapies.

Meet Kid Captain Veronica Sullivan

When tests at a local hospital didn’t reveal a cause for a double ear infection, Veronica Sullivan was transferred to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, where she was diagnosed with more than one rare condition.

Announcements

Today's tip

Kognito is an online, interactive role-play simulation program for faculty, staff, and students that builds awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention. It prepares users to lead real-life conversations with fellow students and colleagues who are in distress.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 787 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,460 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 12 yesterday, 1,618 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 206 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 15% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 26 yesterday, 15,527 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 6 yesterday, 7,164 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,788 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,689 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

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Outside UI Health Care

Dance Gala makes triumphant return to Hancher stage

Students and faculty in the UI Department of Dance choreographed and performed for Dance Gala 2022 as the annual event made its return to the Hancher stage for the first time in two years, Iowa Now reports.

Artemis I mission takes flight in historic leap forward for NASA’s moon program

The historic Artemis I mission took flight in the early hours this morning after months of anticipation and delays, CNN reports.

Brooklyn Public Library reveals its most borrowed book ever to celebrate 125 years

The Brooklyn Public Library announced that Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” is its most borrowed book, NPR reports.

Polar bears—pushed on land by climate change—get their own radar

Researchers in Churchill, Manitoba—sometimes called the polar bear capital of the world—are exploring whether radar technology could provide an early warning of the largest land carnivores’ presence, NBC News reports.

Freestyle Wrestling World Cup to come to Coralville

For the first time in history, men’s and women’s Freestyle World Cup wrestlers from around the globe will compete in side-by-side events on the same international stage at the Xtream Arena, Iowa’s News Now reports.


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