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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

Today’s tip

Are you feeling unwell? Use the MyChart self-checker to schedule a COVID-19 test.

Today's updates

No Noon News tomorrow or Friday due to Thanksgiving holiday

Friday’s football game: Parking at the hospital on game days

Keeping you in The Loop

A season of gratitude: Thank you to our team

UI Health Care leaders extend their thanks to the entire UI Health Care team ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday for all they do for our patients, families, learners, and for each other.

How to prevent spear-phishing

You may be familiar with phishing—scam emails that try to con you into giving up a password or downloading malicious software. But have you heard of spear-phishing? These highly-targeted attacks can be especially convincing, effective, and hard to avoid unless you’re on the lookout.

Pancakes and firehoses: How med students decide where to focus

In this episode of The Short Coat Podcast, host Dave Etler asks his co-hosts to discuss how much work they decide to take on in medical school to become the best doctor they can be.


Social shout-out

“Thank you for all you do!! You don’t hear it enough, but my friends, family, and I all talk about how much you do and how much it means to us! Thank you!!!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 809 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,290 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 20 yesterday, 1,636 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 207 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 23% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 27 yesterday, 15,712 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 5 yesterday, 7,194 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,790 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,693 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Outside UI Health Care

Project Holiday returns for 35th year of home-cooked meals, with fewer barriers for families in need

The Iowa City nonprofit provided traditional entrees and sides to almost 1,500 families last year. This year, they’ve eliminated the need to register in advance to receive a meal in order to reach as many people as possible, Little Village Magazine reports.

Neanderthals cooked meals with pulses 70,000 years ago

Remains of some of the earliest charred food suggest that Stone Age cooks were surprisingly sophisticated, combining an array of ingredients and using different techniques to prepare and flavor their meals, CNN reports.

Grandmother and stranger she accidentally texted to spend 7th Thanksgiving together

An accidental text message that became a Thanksgiving sensation in 2016 is now a friendship that has inspired a Netflix film in development, talk of matching tattoos, and a bond that will endure well beyond viral fame, TODAY reports.

Thanksgiving slate features five winning football teams

The NFL’s three-game slate for tomorrow turned out better than anyone could’ve hoped when the schedule was announced. Five of the six teams playing are currently sitting in playoff spots, the Associated Press reports.

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