Tonya Huenink RDN, LD is the registered dietitian and diabetes education program coordinator at Sioux Center Health in northwest Iowa. Tonya received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics at Iowa State University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is currently working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as well as obtaining additional training in eating disorder treatment, which is a great need in the rural area she works in. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, biking, playing board games with her husband and three kids, and working on new designs for the family's laser-engraving shop. This year, she is serving as the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Meeting Chair so much of her free time is going toward planning an amazing return to an in-person annual meeting this November! More information on sponsorships and exhibits AND to register for the meeting. If you have questions, contact Tonya!
This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, September 19th. According to the National Weather Service, it will be sunny today in the Cedar Rapids area, with a high near 83. Winds from the northeast at around 5 mph. Then tonight, it should be mostly clear, with a low around 67. A 21-year-old man serving time in an Iowa prison died Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, according to an Iowa Department of Corrections news release. Keyote Smith was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday after being admitted earlier in the week “for an acute illness related to a chronic medical condition.” The Johnson County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy. Since October 2020, Smith had been serving a maximum 10-year sentence for a second-degree robbery conviction in Marshall County. Last year, he filed an application for post-conviction relief. No one was injured Saturday after a vacant house near Coggon caught fire during a brush burn, according to the Linn County Sheriff's Office. The owners of the acreage in the 5800 block of Quality Ridge Road had a burn permit for brush and were burning an area north of the vacant house on their land, which is about 1.5 miles west of Coggon. The owners contacted authorities after winds caused the fire to spread to the house. Emergency responders found the structure fully engulfed when they arrived. The house is considered a total loss. Coggon's fire chief reported there was nothing suspicious about the fire. The Nevada vs Iowa football game at Kinnick Stadium lasted longer than anyone could have imagined Saturday night. Because of three lightning delays, the game ended after seven hours — from the rainy 6:40 p.m. kickoff to 1:39 a.m. Sunday morning, when the Hawkeyes won the game 27-0, scoring three touchdowns on offense. –
There will be at least one debate between Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds and Democrat Deidre DeJear before the November election. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is ending its Eating Disorder Program's inpatient care this fall. Plus, as more states crack down on abortion, experts say Black Midwesterners are likely to be disproportionately affected.
In this episode, Dr. Clancy and his guests discuss the roles clinicians can play in the recognition of and intervention in situations of human trafficking. Gerard Clancy, MD Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Shannon Findlay, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Brittany McGraw, MSW LISW ACSW Social Worker University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics References/Resources: PEARR Tool HEALTrafficking.org HumanTraffickingHotline.org Iowa Victim Service Call Center Financial Disclosures: Dr. Gerard Clancy, his guests and the members of the planning committee for Rounding@IOWA have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. CME Credit Available: https://uiowa.cloud-cme.com/course/courseoverview?P=0&EID=48215 Accreditation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Credit Designation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: Effective March 18, 2020, Iowa nurses may use participation in ACCME-accredited education toward their CE requirement for licensure. A certificate of participation will be available after successful completion of the course. (Nurses from other states should confirm with their licensing boards that this activity meets their state's licensing requirements.) Other Health Care Providers: A certificate of completion will be available after successful completion of the course. (It is the responsibility of licensees to determine if this continuing education activity meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.) Date Recorded: 7/19/2022
Interview with Dr. Warren Kane. Dr. Warren Kane, MD is a board-certified concierge psychiatrist located in Las Vegas, NV. He is community faculty at the University of Las Vegas School of Medicine and is a specialist in Professional Burnout, Anxiety and Depression in High Achieving Professionals. Dr. Kane graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.In this podcast episode you will learn:✨ How to distinguish a psychologist from a psychiatrist✨ How to identify if you are suffering from burnout✨ Simple ways on how to invest in your mental health dailyEnjoy listening.With gratitude,Julia------SHOWNOTESConnect with Dr. Kane:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/warrenkane/Instagram: @doctorkaneMDFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorKaneMD/------
This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, August 22nd. Today in the Cedar Rapids area, we can expect patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, the National Weather Service forecast calls for sunny skies, with a high near 82. Winds will be calm, then coming from the north at about 5 mph. Tonight, it should be mostly clear, with a low around 59. A Central City man was seriously injured in a farm accident Saturday, according to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release. At about 3 p.m., 52-year-old James Weighton was operating a 1934 John Deere tractor with a plow in the 5800 block of Troy Mills Road to plow a field with other members of a local tractor club. While making a turn at the end of the field, his tractor struck a log that was covered by grass. Weighton was thrown from the tractor and dragged by the plow for approximately 40 yards before falling free, according to authorities. Emergency responders provided medical assistance at the scene and he was taken by helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment of serious injuries. Former Vice President Mike Pence offered scant details on his plans for 2024 at the Iowa State Fair, a trip that followed a talk in New Hampshire and fanned speculation of a presidential run. Pence rebuffed questions about any 2024 ambitions, saying his reason for coming to Iowa was to support Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is running for re-election and who took Pence on a tour of the fair Friday. Reiterating comments made Wednesday in New Hampshire, Pence on Friday criticized Republicans who are calling for the defunding of the FBI, but said he was “deeply troubled” that the agency executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's home. –
This week's episode features a great conversation with Dr. Karen Brust, the new hospital epidemiologist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She talks with Radha and Anya about disease prevention in the hospital setting, the importance of teamwork, changes in the field, and more! A transcript of this episode is available at https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/news-items/from-the-front-row-disease-prevention-and-hospital-epidemiology-with-dr-karen-brust/ Have an question for our podcast crew or an idea for an episode? You can email them at CPH-GradAmbassador@uiowa.edu
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Wednesday, August 17. We get one more sunny, uncomplicated day before a chance for rain will ramp up as the weekend approaches. According to the National Weather Service it will be sunny with a high near 82 degrees in the Cedar Rapids area on Wednesday. On Wednesday night it will be mostly clear, with a low of around 59 degrees. Before University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics erects a new tower for patients — a long-term project officials revealed earlier this year as part of a 10-year master plan for the main campus — it is looking to spend $95 million adding two floors onto its existing inpatient tower. The UI this week issued a request for proposals from prospective construction managers for a “vertical expansion of inpatient tower” project on which crews would start work next summer, according to a university timeline. The total project budget, according to the UI request, is $95 million with the construction portion accounting for $50.4 million. A summary of the project, spelled out in the request for qualifications from interested construction managers, indicated UIHC aims to add two floors to its existing eight-floor John Pappajohn Pavilion, increasing the tower to 10 stories by adding a total of 38,000 square feet. The budget also includes renovating floors seven and eight. An 8-year-old boy was hospitalized over the weekend after being attacked by two dogs in Springville. The child was attacked Friday afternoon by a “mastiff-pit bull mix” and another “pit bull” mix, according to Maj. Chad Colston of the Linn County Sheriff's Office. The child was treated at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids and transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. “The child was bitten in the head, face, arms and legs. Some pretty gruesome injuries,” Colston told The Gazette on Tuesday. Linn County doesn't have a breed-specific animal ordinance, but it does have a “vicious animal ordinance” for “rare” cases like these, Colston said. Both dogs have been seized and placed in quarantine, one at a veterinary clinic and the other at the Cedar Valley Humane Society. Colston said the dogs' owners have been cooperative. Owners have a couple of days after being served a notice to appeal the vicious animal label. The notice was served Monday. If there is no appeal, the two dogs will be euthanized. A Burlington contractor accused of taking thousands from four Linn County homeowners for derecho repairs but never finishing the work has agreed to plead guilty to first-degree theft charges, according to Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks. According to court documents, Ryan Richard Standard, 50, stole over $32,000 total from multiple Linn County homeowners. He did complete some of the work for a couple of the victims, whose homes were damaged in the August 2020 derecho, but largely kept the money for his own use without completing the work, according to the criminal complaint. Maybanks said that part of the plea agreement was intended to make sure the 4 victims received restitution from Standard, but these amounts will not be revealed until he is sentenced.
In today's episode, Psychiatrist Dr. Adam Woods is back for Part 2 of his five steps to well-being. During this episode, we cover steps #2 through #5 and dive into each step in detail. Dr. Adam provides many excellent resources for listeners to dive further into each step. He breaks these steps down and truly makes them feel achievable for anyone! Dr. Adam also discusses the pros and cons of medication for mental health needs and how his 5-steps can work alongside prescribed medication. Tune in today to learn more about how to shift your life through Therapy, Sleep, Exercise, Diet, and Meditation. In this episode: [0:52] Step 2: How sleep impacts your well-being. [3:28] Step 3: Keep your body active - what forms of “exercise” count. [5:30] Step 4: Good diet - eating less processed foods and the truths behind diets. [9:47] Step 5: Meditation and the different types available. [19:45] Wrapping up the five things to well-being and how they work together. [22:18] Breathing tips, how to breathe for anxiety. [24:25] How they all work together: Medication, Changing Lifestyle, and Anxiety. [32:15] The Rent Project. Key Takeaways: Our bodies do not know the difference between hardcore exercise and daily activities. Our ancestors did not do intentional workouts. They were just more active, which is what we need. Play with your kids, go for a walk, choose something you enjoy and move your body. Meditation can look different for everyone. For some people, it is sitting down and meditating; for others, it is doing a focused sport such as running, rock climbing, or another intense sport where an activity occupies the mind. No headphones in; just allow your mind to focus. So many of our health issues are tied to the amount of processed food we consume. Instead of following a specific diet, focus on eating closer to plants, whole foods, and things that give you energy. Health issues like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease didn't start until after WWII, when more heavily processed foods were introduced. Quotes: “If I could change nothing else about your picture except making you sleep better, you will get better. Now how much better I can't say, but I can promise you you will get better.” - Dr. Adam Woods “Why is meditation so powerful? #1 is when you think about it, meditation is therapy with yourself. The second big reason about meditation is that people's sleep tends to improve dramatically.” - Dr. Adam Woods “The point is not to clear your mind; the point is to accept your mind for how it is.” - Dr. Adam Woods Guest Bio: Dr. Adam Woods is a "Family Psychiatrist" (a term of his own invention, meaning he sees both children and adults) who practices in North Liberty, Iowa. Adam got a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and served as a Presbyterian Chaplain in the United States Air Force. During his time in the military, Adam fell in love with medicine, ultimately deciding to leave the Air Force and attend the prestigious Duke University School of Medicine, where he got his MD in 2012. Adam decided to return to Iowa and do his Psychiatry Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Adam currently lives in Coralville, Iowa with his wife, Laurie, and their 6 year old daughter, Mackenzie. Resources: Dr. Adam Woods Email Iowa Rent Project Nutrition Facts Esteem Dynamics Lesa Koski Website
In today's episode, we are joined by Psychiatrist Dr. Adam Woods to discuss the five steps to well-being. In this two-part episode, we learn about Dr. Adam's background and how he came to be a Psychiatrist. We discuss the importance of adding self-care to a routine, especially amid a divorce, loss, or a significant life change. During this episode, we focus on step 1 of his 5 step process, which is Therapy. Tune in today to learn more about how medicine is only a small portion of working through trauma and tips for finding the right therapist for you. In this episode: [3:40] Dr. Adam Woods's journey and story of how he became a psychiatrist. [17:25] What are the five steps of well-being? [21:22] Why Dr. Adam approaches treatment with wellbeing, not just medication. [24:37] The number one thing to help with well-being: Therapy. Key Takeaways: Medication is a tool that can be used to help through a difficult time, but it is not the only tool to use. Self-care and the five steps Dr. Adam goes through are necessary for healing. When we are not feeling well, mentally or physically, it is our body trying to talk to us. Don't just numb yourself; listen to what your body is telling you and work through the feelings. Therapy is different for every person, sometimes, it only takes a couple of sessions, and sometimes it takes years to work through what your mind needs. If therapy doesn't seem to be working, seek out another therapist. Quotes: “I tell people when they are in the process of divorce, or they've lost a job or a loved one has died, it's very much the same kind of loss. If you look at the physiological literature it's identical.” -Dr. Adam Woods “We forget in the midst of a crisis to do normal things to take care of ourselves, and here is the problem: our body can't talk to us, so all it can do is make us feel bad. When our body makes us feel bad, it hopes we'll pay attention.” -Dr. Adam Woods Guest Bio: Dr. Adam Woods is a "Family Psychiatrist" (a term of his own invention, meaning he sees both children and adults) who practices in North Liberty, Iowa. Touting a somewhat unusual resume, Adam attended Drake University for undergraduate school and obtained his BFA in Acting & Playwriting before embarking on a career as a professional actor and singer in various venues all over the world. After deciding the world of theater was an avocation and not a vocation, Adam got a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and served as a Presbyterian Chaplain in the United States Air Force. During his time in the military, Adam found himself doing hospital chaplain work and absolutely fell in love with medicine, ultimately deciding to leave the Air Force and attend the prestigious Duke University School of Medicine, where he got his MD in 2012. A proud Iowa native with deep family roots, Adam decided to return to his home State and do his Psychiatry Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Adam currently lives in Coralville, Iowa with his wife, Laurie, and their 6 year old daughter, Mackenzie. Dr. Adam Woods is the executive producer of an AWESOME theater project which will be happening in December to raise money for some amazing non-profits. It's called the Iowa RENT Project. Resources: Dr. Adam Woods Email Lesa Koski Website Iowa RENT Project
Investing is so much more than just numbers and trends. It's about psychology and temperament. While risk management and market volatility both play an important role in investor success, the investor's overall attitude towards investing is just as important. Though financial advisors are highly regarded for their investment recommendations, what are the best ways for investors to remain invested during uncertain economic times? In this episode, Rusty and Robyn are joined by Thomas Forsha, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for River Road Asset Management's Dividend All-Cap Value and Focused Absolute Value® Portfolios. Prior to joining River Road in 2005, Thomas served as Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager for ABN AMRO Asset Management USA. At River Road, Thomas and his investment team aim to provide attractive total returns and capture the strong downside they typically expect with dividends. Thomas talks with Rusty and Robyn about value investing, market risks, and River Road Asset Management's strategies for creating portfolios that generate attractive total returns. Key Takeaways [04:56] - What drew Thomas to the investment industry. [05:59] - Thomas' role at River Road Asset Management. [06:47] - River Road Asset Management's value investment philosophy. [11:25] - What River Road Asset Management sees as the market's future. [13:58] - Today's biggest market risk. [16:48] - Thom's outlook on value investing. [20:27] - How River Road Asset Management creates portfolios in today's market. [22:41] - Thom's perspective on the financial and technology sectors. [25:45] - Thom's personal investment strategy. [26:36] - How Thomas maintains his physical and mental well-being to perform at his best. [29:37] - River Road Asset Management's Reading Recommendations. Quotes [07:08] - "Value is in the eye of the beholder. Two value managers can look at the same stock and have two very different opinions on how attractive it is." - Thomas Forsha [08:51] - "If you go too much in the deep value, you're going to sacrifice some of that downside protection as those types of companies typically don't do particularly well when credit markets tighten up and markets get quite volatile." - Thomas Forsha [11:33] - "We have a simple, consistent framework that we've been using to look at the market forward-looking over the years. And it's based upon five key factors: valuation, monetary policy/credit markets, fiscal policy, regulation sentiment, and then what we call a wild card." - Thomas Forsha Links Thomas Forsha on LinkedIn River Road Asset Management Daniel Crosby Orion Advisor Solutions I'm Still Standing by John Elton The Ohio State University University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics The University of Chicago Andrew MacIntosh Connect with our hosts Rusty Vanneman Robyn Murray Subscribe and stay in touch Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts 1208-OPS-7/11/2022
This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, August 8th. Today in the Cedar Rapids area, according to the National Weather Service, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. It should be a partly sunny day, with a high near 80. And winds from the north, 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Then tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Authorities said a Coralville man drowned Friday evening while helping efforts to rescue an 8-year-old child who was struggling in the currents of the Iowa River near Lone Tree. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office reported a call came in shortly after 6 p.m. about a possible drowning at River Junction Access in southern Johnson County. Authorities said the child entered the river and began to struggle, so the man went in to help save him. But the man submerged, and a passing kayaker and another person tried to find him but could not. The kayaker rescued the child from the water. Bystanders performed CPR and the child was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The body of 42-year-old Wegayewu Faris was found about 7:10 p.m. Authorities said he is not related to the child, but like the child he had come with others to fish at the river. The sheriff's office said Faris and the bystander were instrumental in saving the child's life. A woman was seriously injured by multiple gunshots in an alley outside an Iowa City bar early Sunday, according to an Iowa City Police Department news release. At 2:24 a.m., police responded to the H-Bar, at 220 S. Van Buren St., for a report of multiple shots fired and found the woman in the adjacent alley with multiple gunshot wounds. Investigating officers determined multiple people were in the alley when the shots were fired. The woman was treated on scene by emergency medical responders and transported to a hospital for serious injuries. Iowa City police said the suspected shooter was last seen fleeing the area in a vehicle. They are asking the public for assistance by sharing any related information or security camera footage. –
This is Zack Kucharski with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Tuesday, August 2nd. According to the National Weather Service, we will see gradual clearing in the Cedar Rapids area today after a cloudy start through mid-morning. It will be hot, with a high near 94. Winds from the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Then tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 80. ++++ A former softball coach at Solon High School and Clear Creek Amana High School, made an initial appearance in Johnson County District Court Monday accused of sexually abusing a student 15 years ago. James White, 58, of North Liberty, faces two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. He is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $40,000 bond. A woman, who was student of his during the 2006-07 school year and was coached by him on the softball team, went to police in March to report the abuse, according to criminal complaints. The woman, who was 15 when White was her teacher and coach, told police she was groomed by White and they had a sexual relationship. White, then 43, is accused of calling the then 15-year-old and asking her to meet him on a gravel road in rural Johnson County, according to the complaints. He reportedly gave her directions and asked her not to hang up the phone the whole time she was on her way there. In another instance, White reportedly invited her over to his house while his wife, who also was a high school softball coach, was out of town coaching in a state softball tournament. White was ordered to have no contact with his accuser. He posted a $40,000 surety bond and was released from jail Monday, court records show. White worked as a teacher and softball coach at CCA for several years before he left in 2012 to coach at Solon High School. He coached softball at Solon until 2017, then returned as an assistant baseball coach for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. His contract at Solon ended earlier this summer, according to Solon School District Superintendent Davis Eidahl. https://www.thegazette.com/iowa-prep-sports/jim-white-named-national-coach-of-the-year/ (In 2017, White was named the National) https://www.thegazette.com/iowa-prep-sports/jim-white-named-national-coach-of-the-year/ (High School Coaches Association coach of the year.) White also coached various sports at CCA High School and CCA Middle School during the last few years. He resigned from CCA in June, according to the school district. ++++ The driver who exchanged gunfire with two Cedar Rapids Police officers early Saturday after being pulled over for erratic driving has been identified as 23-year-old Brandon Lee Nelson of Cedar Rapids, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Monday. Investigators say Nelson was westbound on Glass Road in Cedar Rapids just before 4 a.m. Saturday when police tried to pull him over. Nelson and two Cedar Rapids police officers exchanged gunfire. The officers, who were not injured, have not yet been identified, but are on leave pending the outcome of the DCI's investigation. Nelson was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following the shooting but is expected to be released soon. Nelson has multiple prior convictions for eluding police in Linn County, online court records show. ++++ A https://apnews.com/article/ayman-al-zawahri-al-qaida-terrorism-biden-36e5f10256c9bc9972b252849eda91f2 (U.S. drone) https://apnews.com/article/ayman-al-zawahri-al-qaida-terrorism-biden-36e5f10256c9bc9972b252849eda91f2 (strike) in Afghanistan this weekend killed https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-al-qaida-ayman-zawahri-cairo-united-states-0baac649ad46ff1595c7ab7077b213dc (Ayman) https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-al-qaida-ayman-zawahri-cairo-united-states-0baac649ad46ff1595c7ab7077b213dc (al-Zawahri), who helped Osama bin...
This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, August 1st. According to the National Weather Service, it will be sunny in the Cedar Rapids area today, with a high near 86. Winds from the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Then tonight, we have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 a.m., with a low around 65. Two Cedar Rapids police officers exchanged gunfire with a driver they pulled over early Saturday, injuring the driver, authorities said. The officers, whose names were not released, were not injured. The Iowa Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Investigation said it had been asked by the city to help investigate the officer-involved shooting. The DCI said that shortly before 4 a.m., the officers pulled over a car for erratic driving in the 2200 block on Glass Road NE, just west of Interstate 380. “The driver of the vehicle brandished a firearm and gunfire was exchanged between the driver and two Cedar Rapids police officers,” the division said. The driver, whose name also was not released, suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A condition was not released. The Democratic National Committee has delayed a decision on the presidential nominating calendar, leaving Iowa Democrats to wait three months until after the November midterm elections to find out the fate of the Iowa caucuses. Iowa is among 16 states and Puerto Rico vying to be included in Democrats' early presidential nominating window ahead of Super Tuesday in early March 2024. The DNC rules committee voted in April to reopen the presidential nominating window, forcing all interested states — including the current early-nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina — to apply for a spot. –
In this episode, Dr. Austin interviews Dr. Gende, a former nurse, now a physician with a varied career in both emergency medicine and sports medicine. We discuss her path from nursing to medicine, and insights on interactions between nurses and doctors. We discuss her strategies for staying fulfilled in medicine and being healthy.Alecia Gende, DO, CAQSM is currently working at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. She is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, and splits her time evenly between Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine. She is the head team physician for Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN, Team physician for US Ski and Snowboard.She completed medical school at Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then went on to Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and was Chief Resident. She completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is professionally interested in US guided procedures, specifically MSK procedures, sideline medicine, education and culture change and leadership (AAWEP involvement)She served in the US Navy Nurse Corps officer from 2004-2008. She deployed to Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa, and Al Asad, Iraq in support of OIF/OEF, and served in Al Asad as the lead flight nurse. Her hometown is Princeton, WI, where she is still connected to the VFW post. She serves as race director for VFW Run for Sam 10K which she created in honor of our former post commander. Run for Sam benefits a scholarship for local students pursuing an education in healthcare. They have awarded over $12K. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, family overall, sitting and chatting, coffee, CrossFit, weight-lifting, running, hunting, hiking, and farming!
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Tuesday, July 12. It will be a sunny, pleasant day on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service it will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees. A northwest wind of 5 to 10 mph will gust as high as 20 mph. On Tuesday night it will be mostly clear, with a low of around 64 degrees. School resource officers will no longer patrol Cedar Rapids middle schools after the school board voted Monday to decrease the number of police in schools from seven to five and reduce the cost of the contract proportionally. The amended contract with the Cedar Rapids Police Department removing the two officers was approved 5-2, with members Jennifer Neumann and Marcy Roundtree in opposition. The revised contract is in effect until June 30, 2023. School resource officers will be based at Jefferson, Kennedy, Washington and Metro high schools and Polk Alternative Education Center. Ten speakers spoke during public comment ahead of the vote Monday, with the majority advocating to remove or reduce the number of police officers in schools. The state agreed Monday to a $7.5 million medical malpractice settlement after a 41-year-old Davenport man suffered severe life-limiting impairments following care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for a bleeding brain tumor. According to the new settlement, Christopher Dolan — now 47 — is in a wheelchair and requires 24-hour care. “His speech, motor, bowel and bladder functions are compromised, and his right leg and arm are spastic and paralyzed,” the settlement reported. Dolan was referred to UIHC in late December of 2016. After a pituitary tumor was discovered on three different occasions he was discharged from the hospital instead of being treated. By the time Dolan was treated and the tumor removed a few days later, it was determined that his brain had been damaged while the tumor had remained in his head, leading to a variety of complications. NASA is scheduled to release the first images taken by the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope on Tuesday after giving an impressive preview image Monday night. It'll mark the beginning of the next era in astronomy as the largest space telescope ever built begins collecting scientific data, helping to answer questions about some of the universe's earliest moments. On Tuesday, NASA is set to reveal the rest of the JWST's first images at 9:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. You can watch the announcement live on NASA TV starting at 8:45 a.m.
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3. Your 4th of July weekend forecast will start sunny on Saturday with a chance for rain and high temperatures increasing as the week goes on. According to the National Weather Service, on Saturday it is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees in the Cedar Rapids area. On Sunday there will be around a 20 percent chance of rain, but it will be mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees. On Independence Day Monday the chance for rain will climb to 50 percent, but it is again predicted to be otherwise partly sunny, with a high near 90 degrees. Most years, Iowa corn is far taller than “knee high by the Fourth of July,” but this year's crop — set back by late planting and too little rain — fits the adage. The “knee high” phrase may be as old as Iowa, founded in 1846. One of the earliest times the phrase appeared in an Eastern Iowa newspaper was on July 3, 1884, when the Sumner Gazette said “It has been considered that if corn was knee high by the Fourth of July that the crop will be sure and safe.” But with advanced corn breeding and fertilizer, corn today often reaches 8 feet by midsummer. But that's under good growing conditions. Iowa's cold, wet spring https://www.thegazette.com/agriculture/spring-planting-has-sprung-in-eastern-iowa/ (delayed corn planting statewide) by two weeks and set soybean planting back 12 days, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship reported in May. That wait contributed to 4 percent fewer corn acres planted nationwide this year. Farmers then have had to deal with dry conditions in the last few months, along with high nitrogen fertilizer costs due to Russia's war with Ukraine and COVID-19 supply chain issues. A former mental health therapist and licensed independent social worker with a Cedar Rapids school who pursued a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in federal prison. 46-year-old Miranda Bohlken Breeden, of Monticello, pleaded guilty last year to one count of enticement of a minor. During the plea hearing, Breeden admitted she used text messages to entice the 14-year-old boy to engage in illegal sex acts between November 2019 and January 2020. She also admitted that based on this she would have been charged with third-degree sexual abuse in state court. According to court documents, Breeden was placed on leave from Polk Alternative Education Center when Cedar Rapids Community School District officials found out about the criminal investigation. The investigation revealed that Breeden had sex with the 14-year-old while in hotel rooms, inside her personal vehicle and during school hours in her locked office. The https://www.thegazette.com/health-care-medicine/first-covid-19-shots-given-to-iowa-kids-6-months-to-5-years/ (first pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine) were administered to babies, toddlers and preschoolers across Eastern Iowa this past week after federal health officials approved the shots for children 6 months to 5 years. Approximately 195,000 children aged less than 5 live in the state, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Two vaccines were approved for use: the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years, and the Moderna vaccine for kids ages 6 months through 5 years old. Health care clinics and pharmacies https://www.thegazette.com/health-care-medicine/first-covid-19-shots-given-to-iowa-kids-6-months-to-5-years/ (began offering the first shots to young Iowans) last week after the state delivered 23,500 pediatric doses in the first round of vaccine distribution. Demand for shots at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the state's largest health system, was “initially very high,” said UIHC Chief Pharmacy Officer Mike Brownlee. When the system opened up the first appointments June 22, 250 slots filled “almost...
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This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Thursday, April 28. Thursday begins a run of days where it looks like there will be at least a chance for showers every day for the next week. In the case of Thursday, the chance is not very high. According to the National Weather Service there will be a chance for rain showers all day on Thursday, although the chance for precipitation never will exceed 50 percent all day. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 57 degrees. West Des Moines-based retailer Hy-Vee said Wednesday it will ask “up to 500 additional employees” to move from corporate-level jobs to retail positions at its stores, effectively laying them off. Hy-Vee in March https://www.thegazette.com/business/hy-vee-changes-aisles-online-sites-in-cedar-rapids/ (eliminated 121 corporate-level positions), with 102 of those employees offered retail positions at its stores. In addition to eliminating the corporate jobs, the company said it will be “pausing several projects — such as the new warehouse in Cumming, Iowa — to be resumed at a later date.” The company cited the current challenging business climate as a reason for the change.Hy-Vee said business is being challenged by rising inflation, increasing fuel and construction costs, and supply chain disruptions. An 18-year-old man is accused of strangling a woman on the University of Iowa campus until she lost consciousness and then stealing her earrings, valued at $20,000. Ali Alfred Younes of Iowa City was arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree theft. A criminal complaint states that Younes was seen on video Monday night walking in the opposite direction from the woman on the Iowa Memorial Union footbridge. He turned around and jogged to catch up with the woman as she headed toward the Art Building West. He grabbed her from behind and tackled her to the ground. He rolled her over and strangled her until she passed out, then forcibly removed her earrings, according to the complaint. Younes was located by police using a combination of security camera footage and a description of the assailant given by the woman. He was arrested at his girlfriend's house, where police conducted a search warrant and found the stolen earrings. The complaint states Younes admitted to police he stole the earrings because he believed the woman was dead. New COVID-19 cases and virus-related hospitalizations continued their upward momentum this week in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 1,716 new coronavirus infections in the past seven days. That's an increase from the 1,063 new cases reported last week. That also compares to the 478 cases reported four weeks ago. Johnson County had the highest seven-day positivity rate in the state in the past week — 247 positive tests per 100,000 residents. COVID-19 cases have increased across Iowa in recent weeks as a result of a new strain of the coronavirus that has arrived in force across the United States. Called BA. 2, it's a new subvariant of omicron that has a short incubation period and a high rate of transmission, according to Dr. Dan Diekema, epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Fortunately, he said, the rate of increase in the community is not as steep as it was during the omicron surge, which peaked in mid-January.
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Wednesday, April 27. Wednesday will begin with what should be the last round of frost for the week before becoming another crisp day, with warmer weather and rain on the horizon. According to the National Weather Service, the frost will melt early in the Cedar Rapids area and the high will creep up to 54 degrees during the day. It will become increasingly cloudy and windy as the day moves on, with wind gusts of up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph Wednesday night. Over $17,000 in donations and gifts meant for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics patients — largely for those diagnosed with cancer — and families were unaccounted for, improperly used, unsupported or missing, the state auditor said in a report released Tuesday. Questions around former administrative specialist Anna Maria Hernandez's handling of donations, gift cards and purchases prompted hospital officials to call on the auditor to investigate the UIHC Care Coordination Division in February 2021 Hernandez, 41, of Iowa City, had been the division's administrative services specialist since July 1, 2018, but assumed many titles since starting there in 2006. An investigation into $1,350 in missing gift cards eventually led to administrators calling university police, and Hernandez was put on paid leave in November of 2020. She resigned that month, and the state launched an audit into the possible misuse of funds from 2012 to the end of 2020. One month after Hernandez resigned her position at UIHC, she was arrested on suspicion of misappropriating nearly $75,000 from the Fox Hallow Condominium Owner's Association, for which she was the lone board member. According to a police report, she withdrew cash, wrote checks to herself, made wire transfers and linked her Venmo, CashApp, and PayPal accounts to the association's bank account. More charges will be filed against a man accused of murder in a shooting at a Cedar Rapids nightclub, police said Tuesday. Timothy Rush, 32, is one of two suspects who have been arrested in relation to the shooting, which happened at Taboo nightclub on April 10. Rush originally received several charges in the shooting death of Nicole Owens, who was his girlfriend and the mother of his 1-year-old child. On Tuesday police charged him in connection with 5 of the 10 people who were injured during the shooting. One of these men who was injured, Marvin Cox, is still in the hospital in serious condition after being shot in the head. Another man was arrested near Chicago on April 18 in relation to the shooting. Dimione Walker, 29, was arrested by federal marshals and is being held in jail in Illinois until he can be extradited back to Iowa. He is being accused in the death of Michael Valentine. Iowa will become just the fourth state with 16 weeks or fewer of state unemployment benefits under legislation that needs only Gov. Kim Reynolds' signature to become law. The reduction in state unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 16 was approved Tuesday by majority Republicans in the Iowa Legislature. Reynolds made a similar proposal earlier this year, and is likely to sign it into law. “I just think we need to be doing everything we can to encourage people to stay in the workforce and to stay in the game,” Reynolds said Tuesday. “ The legislation also changes the requirements for receiving unemployment payments while looking for work. Before the change, unemployed Iowans had six weeks that they could turn down jobs that paid less than their previous position while still receiving unemployment payments. With the new change, the job applicant would have to accept a job at 90 percent of their former pay at week 1, with this dropping 60 percent of their former pay by week 8. This is intended to pressure unemployed workers to either accept lesser paying jobs or to be cut off from unemployment payments. The bill passed on Tuesday with
Join Dr. Clancy and his guests for a discussion about the role that an interprofessional pediatric palliative care team plays in supporting and guiding parents of children with serious illness and/or those who are at end of life. Gerard Clancy, MD Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Rebecca Benson, MD PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Medical Director of the Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program Director of the Ethics Consult Service University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Stead Family Children's Hospital and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Janine Petitgout, DNP ARNP CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Stead Family Children's Hospital Resources: Courageous Parents Network - https://courageousparentsnetwork.org/ VitalTalk - https://www.vitaltalk.org/ Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) - https://www.capc.org/ Get Palliative Care (CAPC) - https://getpalliativecare.org/ American Academy of Pediatrics: "Resilience Curriculum: Resilience in the face of grief and loss" - https://www.aap.org/en/learning/resilience-curriculum-resilience-in-the-face-of-grief-and-loss/ Voicing My Choices "Planning Form for Adolescents and Young Adults" (nominal fee) - https://store.fivewishes.org/ShopLocal/en/p/VC-MASTER-000/voicing-my-choices Financial Disclosures: Dr. Gerard Clancy, his guests and the members of the planning committee for Rounding@IOWA have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. CME Credit Available: https://uiowa.cloud-cme.com/course/courseoverview?P=0&EID=48041 Accreditation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Credit Designation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: Effective March 18, 2020, Iowa nurses may use participation in ACCME-accredited education toward their CE requirement for licensure. A certificate of participation will be available after successful completion of the course. (Nurses from other states should confirm with their licensing boards that this activity meets their state's licensing requirements.) Other Health Care Providers: A certificate of completion will be available after successful completion of the course. (It is the responsibility of licensees to determine if this continuing education activity meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.) Date Recorded: 3/17/2022
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Friday, April 22. We will be getting the wet part of spring some more on Friday, but at least now it will be joined by the warm part of spring. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm will visit the Cedar Rapids area, mainly before noon, then there will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high temperature is expected to be 71 degrees, with a low clocking in at a balmy 61 degrees. Sixty-four years after joining the prestigious Association of American Universities — an invitation-only member group of North America's most elite comprehensive research universities — Iowa State University announced Thursday it's leaving the group. “The decision to end AAU membership is driven by Iowa State's commitment to its mission, strengths and impact,” according to the ISU Provost Office. “While the university's core values have not changed since joining the association in 1958, the indicators used by AAU to rank its members have begun to favor institutions with medical schools and associated medical research funding.” Iowa's Board of Regents, lawmakers and university executives — in appealing for state appropriations — have for years touted the state's position of having two AAU research universities, considering its modest population, at ISU and the University of Iowa. In pleading for legislative funding, regents, UI and ISU have in the past warned of the threat of losing AAU status — which comes with international prestige, helpful in recruiting both faculty and students, and access to AAU grants and funding. Cities will have fewer options to regulate where fireworks can be sold under legislation signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kim Reynolds, who approved more than two dozen measures. Under the new law, cities including Cedar Rapids and Iowa City will no longer be able to restrict firework sales to only certain zoning categories, like industrial, a regulation the cities made in response to citizen complaints and a rise in injuries. Republicans who called for the new measure said it stops cities from attempting to, in effect, ban fireworks sales. City officials said the law will make it more difficult to prevent fireworks from being sold in potentially dangerous locations. With COVID-19 activity on the rise in Eastern Iowa as a result of a new coronavirus subvariant, a local public health expert is again emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and other safety measures to protect others. Johnson County has seen elevated transmission rates and growing case counts in recent weeks as a result of BA.2, a subvariant of omicron that is rapidly spreading across the United States, according to Dr. Dan Diekema, epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Fortunately, Diekema said, the rate of increase in the community is not as steep as it was during the omicron surge, which peaked in mid-January. “I don't think anyone expects it to reach anywhere near the level's of the (omicron) surge we saw back in January, and in part, that's because the immune response from infection or from vaccination seems to be cross-protective between (omicron) and BA.2,” Diekema said. He added, “So we are seeing an increase, but it's not exponential. It's of concern, but not at the same rate that we saw with (omicron).”
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Thursday, March 31. Snow is likely Thursday morning. And if that has you feeling down I can report that this will be the coldest day of the week, so it's all up from here. According to the National Weather Service overnight rain could become snow after 4 a.m. on Thursday in the Cedar Rapids area and this should continue into the afternoon. It will be cloudy with a high near 39 degrees. The total chance of precipitation is 70 percent, with less than a half inch of snow possible. It will be windy during the day with wind gusts as high as 30 mph, before calming down Thursday night. A federal judge has ruled the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics not only violated wage laws by paying workers late, but it did so intentionally and must pay “liquidated damages” to over https://www.thegazette.com/higher-education/judge-certifies-class-action-suit-for-ui-hospital-workers-alleging-unfair-pay-practices/ (8,000 current and former UIHC employees.) The lawsuit contended UIHC was compensating employees for overtime or extra time hours later than the Iowa wage law allows. Although attorneys for the state argued that UIHC shouldn't have to pay affected employees additional damages because it eventually paid them what they earned, U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose wrote in her ruling Tuesday that UIHC must be penalized to stop future infractions. Several UIHC employees filed the initial lawsuit in 2019, and Judge Rose last year certified it as class-action, granting class status to three groups — including employees who worked for UIHC since fall 2017 and weren't paid until more than 12 days after the end of the period in which they earned their wages, as required by state law. For the first time since the pandemic began in Iowa two years ago, area hospitals are reporting having zero COVID-19 patients on certain days as the latest coronavirus surge continues to wind down in Iowa. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state ticked up to 74 people in the past week, up from the previous week's total of 67, according to federal data. That compares to the seven-day peak of 991 hospitalizations reported Jan. 19 during the height of the omicron surge. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care also ticked up to 15 in the past seven days, compared to 11 in the previous week. But reaching zero COVID-19 patients, even for one day, marks a major milestone for health care providers who have been on the front lines of the pandemic for the past two years. The state of Iowa is trying to do its part as Ukraine continues to resist an invasion from Russia, announcing Wednesday it is shipping unused protective helmets and vests from state and local law enforcement agencies to the embattled country, where they will be donated with the hope of helping Ukrainian military forces and citizens. During a news conference at Camp Dodge, where Slyvka spoke, Iowa officials said the state public safety department oversaw the collection of donated gear from its own reserves as well as 18 local law enforcement agencies around the state, and will send 146 protective helmets and 714 ballistic vests to Ukraine. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said the state stands ready to accept Ukrainian refugees and has notified the federal government. She said she does not have a projected timeline for when the federal government might ask Iowa to house Ukrainian refugees. Support for this news update was provided by New Pioneer Food Co-op. Celebrating 50 years as Eastern Iowa's destination for locally and responsibly sourced groceries with stores in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids; and you can order online through Co-op Cart athttp://www.newpi.coop/ ( newpi.coop).
This episode is by far the most most meaningful RockneCast episode to me. I interviewed Dr. Lillian Erdahl about her dad, Clemens Erdahl. Clemens passed away suddenly at the age of 71 on October 2, 2019. He wore many hats: a lawyer, a traveler, a dad, a mentor, a husband, an Iowa City councilor and a colorful story teller. In life, I knew only Clemens. He focused primarily on state and federal criminal defense at all levels: trial, appeals and post-convictions. We worked on several cases together, and he taught me a lot about the practice of law. When he died, I met his family members, and have been piecing together parts of his incredible life ever since. His daughter, Dr. Lillian Erdahl, a successful oncology surgeon at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, graciously accepted my invitation to be interviewed about her dad, Clemens. We discussed his incredible life, his love of poetry, his philosophy, and what it was like growing up with Clemens as her dad. Clemens was in many respects like a real life Atticus Finch, and it was such an honor to practice law with him. He left us far too early. Clemens' early and sudden death impacted me greatly and was one of the major reasons I decided to start the RockneCast. Life is short. We must seize every moment that we have because we all have only so much time. We never know when our number will be called. Clemens left such a wonderful and inspiring legacy to every single life that he impacted. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know Clemens and that Dr. Erdahl took the time to be interviewed. I would love to do another one with just her. She is just as amazing and inspiring as her father! This was a very rewarding interview. You'll love this one!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rockne-cole/support
This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, Feb. 21st - Presidents Day. According to the National Weather Service, we'll have a mostly cloudy day in the Cedar Rapids area, with a high near 45. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. And a chance of drizzle after 4 p.m. Then tonight, a chance of drizzle before 7 p.m., then rain between 7 and 2 a.m., followed by freezing rain. The low is expected to be around 27. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Fire crews battled a large apartment fire in downtown Cedar Rapids into early Sunday morning. Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to the fire at the Geneva Tower just after midnight. The building primarily houses elderly and disabled residents. Firefighters arrived as heavy smoke and flames were visible from the ninth floor and spreading to the 10th, according to the fire department. The fire also damaged the 11th and 12th floors. All residents in the building were evacuated as the department used high-rise ladders and fire suppression systems. The firefighting operations were stopped around 3 a.m. One resident of the senior-housing building was transported to a specialty treatment center for smoke inhalation and possible heat-related injuries, according to a news release. A number of other residents were taken to hospitals for smoke exposure and other medical issues. No injuries to firefighters were reported, and multiple area departments helped put out the fire. A man was killed in a head-on crash early Saturday morning when a pickup crossed the centerline and collided with his car south of Hazleton, according to a Buchanan County Sheriff's Office news release. At 2:35 a.m., 31-year-old Ronald Landals, of Perry, was driving a northbound Pontiac G5 on Highway 150 near 140th Street when a southbound Chevrolet Silverado driven by 27-year-old Brian Goedken, of Independence, crossed the centerline and collided with the car, according to crash investigators. After striking the Pontiac, the pickup collided with a northbound Ford Police Interceptor driven by Mitchell Franck, 26, of Fairbank, an off-duty Buchanan County sheriff's deputy who was traveling behind Landals' vehicle. Landals was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger in the car was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with serious injuries. Goedken and a passenger in the pickup were transported to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids with non-life-threatening injuries. Franck was transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence with minor injuries. Support for this podcast provided by New Pioneer Food Co-op. Celebrating 50 years as Eastern Iowa's source for locally and responsibly sourced groceries with stores in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids; and online through Co-op Cart at https://www.newpi.coop/ (newpi.coop). —
Join me this week as I interview the brilliant, hilarious, and empowering, Dr. Mary Hausler. Dr. Mary Hausler (she/her/hers) is a certified Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She graduated from the University of Iowa Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and immediately entered into the pelvic health world serving all genders. She is passionate about eliminating shame and upholding the dignity of patients currently living with pelvic floor issues including incontinence, pelvic pain, bowel issues, pain with sex, postpartum recovery and many more! Mary is adamant about creating a safe space in her clinic for all bodies and is additionally fighting the "lose weight" response most experience in medicine and specifically the physical therapy realm. In this episode we discuss... - what the pelvic floor is and all about it's role and function is in the body - the connection between the pelvic floor and mental health - what a pelvic floor exam looks like - what can cause leaking - how we know if our pelvic floor is relaxed - Mary's experience as a plus sized PT and how it has impacted the way she practices - weight and pain - so much more! To learn more about Mary and schedule an appointment with her visit uihc.org/mary-hausler. Follow GTB on Instagram @giveemthebirdpodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Some school districts have stopped requiring masks in response to an appeals court ruling on Iowa's ban on school mask mandates. But attorneys for the families that challenged the law say that's the wrong response. Iowa House Republicans have released their tax cut plan that mirrors Governor Kim Reynolds' call for phasing in a 4% flat personal income tax. Plus, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has named Kimberly Hunter to be its interim CEO.
We continue our winter series by talking about falls on ice, a common hazard on the farm in the winter. In this episode, an Iowa rancher shares a story about falling on ice and hitting her head and lists the things she always does now to try and prevent it from happening again. We also talk to Kathy Lee, RN, MSN, who works for the trauma program at the University of Iowa Hospitals about health outcomes associated with falls and strategies for preventing falls on ice. Episode resources are available at https://gpcah.public-health.uiowa.edu/farmsafe/
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23. Another cold weekend with some snow is on the way. According to a forecast from the National Weather Service, there will be a chance for snow in the morning on Saturday and a chance for snow in the evening on Saturday. The morning snowfall will likely be less than a half inch, while the evening snowfall could be as much as 2 inches. Expect temperatures in the teens for most of Saturday. On Sunday it will calm down a bit, with an increasingly tranquil wind, sunny skies, and a high near 18 degrees. A Cedar Rapids police reserve officer who fired three shots at a vehicle being driven at him last December will not face charges, the Linn County Attorney's office announced Friday. Reserve Officer Scott Fruehling, who has been employed with the department since September 1994, https://www.thegazette.com/crime-courts/cedar-rapids-police-officer-hit-with-car-after-chase-suspect-at-large/ (tried to stop a vehicle) at 8:36 p.m. Dec. 17 on 32nd Street NE. A short chase ensued to the 1600 block of Center Street NE, where the car finally stopped, blocked by road construction. When Officer Fruehling got out of his vehicle to speak with the driver, the driver turned the car 180 degrees and drove at him, knocking Fruehling to the ground. The driver was eventually identified as 26-year-old Eddie Ayers III. Ayers was arrested on multiple charges on January 14. Lance Cpl. Gabe Heefner has “progressed a lot” since arriving two months ago at a rehabilitation hospital in Chicago, his father told the Gazette this week, after the Marine was shot in a bizarre incident last year while driving along an Iowa City street. Nile Heefner said his son's healing progress over time had likely plateaued, but a https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/cranioplasty#:~:text=Cranioplasty%20is%20the%20surgical%20repair,a%20previous%20operation%20or%20injury. (cranioplasty surgery) Thursday may “jumpstart his recovery.” Doctors have told the family that after an artificial skull plate is put in, there can be significant improvement in the patient. Last October, the 20-year-old Marine was shot in the head while driving on Highway 6 near Sycamore Street. Police said the round was fired by a man who was shooting a pellet gun at a squirrel in his yard, but missed and hit Gabe instead. Gabe crashed his car after being shot and was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where his family said he was https://www.thegazette.com/crashes/iowa-city-native-fighting-for-his-life-after-being-shot-as-he-drove/ (“fighting for his life.”) Gabe, the oldest of three children, was in town visiting his grandparents when he was injured. Iowa City resident Philip Olson is https://www.thegazette.com/crime-courts/non-jury-trial-set-for-iowa-city-man-accused-of-aiming-at-squirrel-but-wounding-marine/ (accused of violating city code) by discharging a pellet gun within city limits. Iowa City police said that three days after the shooting, Olson came to the department to say he had heard about the incident and “admitted to shooting from inside his house at the squirrel and missing” at that time. Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness https://www.thegazette.com/crime-courts/iowa-city-marine-shooting-brings-scrutiny-of-iowa-air-rifle-regulations/ (previously told The Gazette) she wanted to charge Olson with reckless use of a firearm but a “loophole in the law” prevented the more serious charge. An air rifle or similar gun is not considered a firearm or dangerous weapon in Iowa, which makes it hard to prosecute, Lyness said. A Marion nursing home has been cited for more than two dozen health care violations and is accused of being so short-staffed the residents have not received food or medicine as scheduled. One resident of the Silver Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marion died at the home after a...
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Wednesday, January 19th. Wednesday will unfortunately begin the very cold portion of the week. According to a forecast from the National Weather Service, it will be mostly sunny and cold in the Cedar Rapids area with the temperature falling to 4 degrees by 11 a.m. Wind chill values will be as low as -15, with a wind of 15 to 25 mph gusting as high as 35 mph. If that wasn't bad enough, it will drop down to -8 degrees Wednesday night. UIHC needs to find itself a new CEO. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Chief Executive Officer Suresh Gunasekaran — just three years after arriving to lead the state's largest teaching hospital — is leaving to head the No. 9-ranked University of California San Francisco Academic Health System. His departure was announced by the university on Tuesday evening. Gunasekaran will be leaving at the end of February to start March 1 as CEO of the UCSF Academic Health System. Gunasekaran started at UIHC on Nov. 19, 2018, following a national search to replace UIHC CEO Ken Kates, who had retired. Before joining UIHC, Gunasekaran was chief operations officer for the University of Texas Southwestern Health System in Dallas. We don't know what the Democratic campaigns for governor have raised, yet, but we know now that if they want to raise more than their Republican rival, Kim Reynolds, they will have to set a record. Gov. Reynolds' campaign announced it raised nearly $3.8 million in 2021 and finished the year with nearly $4.8 million in its account. The campaign said both would be state records: the former being the most raised in a year preceding an election, and the latter the most ever for a statewide campaign. Reynolds has not yet officially declared her campaign for re-election, although she is widely expected to run for another four-year term. Democrats running to face Reynolds include two candidates from Des Moines: businesswoman Deidre DeJear and lawyer Kim West. A Tama County grand jury Monday did not indict a Tama County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a Chelsea man after the man fired his handgun during an October standoff, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. According to an account from authorities, the Tama County Sheriff's Office received calls at about 7:27 p.m. Oct. 28 reporting https://www.thegazette.com/crime-courts/man-dies-after-being-shot-by-deputy-in-tama-county/ (gunshots being fired near 1001 Station St. in Chelsea). When officers arrived, they found Dewey Dale Wilfong III, 28, displaying a handgun toward others in a “threatening manner.” Several law enforcement agencies from the surrounding area responded to the scene, and a standoff escalated to the point where Wilfong discharged his handgun. A Tama County sheriff's deputy, who is not identified in the news release, fired one round, striking Wilfong in the upper torso. Wilfong was taken to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, where he was pronounced dead. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation conducted an independent investigation into the shooting and a case was presented to a grand jury for possible charges, which they then indicated did not merit going to a jury trial. Support for this podcast provided by New Pioneer Food Co-op. Celebrating 50 years as Eastern Iowa's source for locally and responsibly sourced groceries with stores in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids; and online through Co-op Cart at http://www.newpi.coop/ (newpi.coop).
This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, Jan. 10th. Support for this podcast provided by New Pioneer Food Co-op. Celebrating 50 years as Eastern Iowa's source for locally and responsibly sourced groceries with stores in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids; and online through Co-op Cart at newpi.coop. According to the National Weather Service, we can expect a sunny day in the Cedar Rapids area, with a high near 13. Wind chill values could be as low as -15. Winds from the north, 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Then tonight, clear, with a low around -4. A correctional officer was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after he was assaulted by an inmate Friday evening at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, according to an Iowa Department of Corrections news release. The inmate approached the officer at his post and, soon after, the inmate began assaulting the officer. Nearby staff responded to an alert and restrained the inmate. The officer was taken by a department vehicle to a hospital and later was transferred to UIHC in Iowa City for examination and observation. According to the release, the inmate was not injured. The penitentiary has been placed on modified restricted movement, and the Department of Corrections is continuing to investigate the incident. In women's basketball, the 22nd-ranked Hawkeyes defeated Nebraska, 95-86, in a fast-paced Big Ten women's basketball game in Lincoln Sunday afternoon. Iowa entered the game shooting 29 percent from 3-point range this season. But McKenna Warnock spearheaded an 11-for-19 long-distance barrage Sunday. The Hawkeyes led for virtually the entire game. The Hawkeyes play at Purdue on Thursday, then meet Nebraska again next Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. —
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This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Tuesday, December 28th. Cedar Rapids should see some snow, some wintry mix, and some rain Tuesday morning into the afternoon. According to a forecast from the National Weather Service, the precipitation should start early Tuesday in the Cedar Rapids area. It should start as snow, with a chance of 1 to 3 inches of precipitation, then turn entirely to rain after 2 p.m. There will be a high of 36 degrees during the day, before it becomes mostly cloudy with no precipitation Tuesday night and a low around 15 degrees. The Atkins City Council voted last week to censure a council member who opposed hiring a city administrator for $92,000, but another council member says those things are not related. The six-member council http://www.cityofatkins.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021-12-21-Agenda-Special-Council-Update-12-20-2021-1.pdf (voted Dec. 21) on a resolution for a public censure of Julie DeMeulenaere, who has been on the council since March. The resolution was not included with the online meeting agenda and Mayor Bruce Visser declined Monday to answer questions about what caused the censure. City Attorney Ryan Tang stated at last week's meeting the censure was related to litigation. DeMeulenaere told the Gazette she feels the council's action was retribution for her opposition to the hiring of a city administrator. Council member Joey Svejda denied this charge, saying it was related to legal matters he can't discuss further. An Iowa City man has been charged with arson following a fire near a Hy-Vee loading dock Saturday. According to an Iowa City Police Department criminal complaint, Hy-Vee management called about 8 p.m. to report a fire by the loading dock at the 1720 Waterfront Dr. store. Firefighters told officers an accelerant was put on the fire. Surveillance video showed a man — later identified as 56-year-old https://www.thegazette.com/higher-education/iowa-city-man-accused-of-assaulting-at-random-two-university-of-iowa-employees/ (Douglas H. Johnson) — walking in front of the Hy-Vee and then toward the loading dock. A few minutes later, around 5:45 p.m., Johnson was seen quickly walking away from the area of the loading dock, according to the complaint. Police said when they located Johnson, he smelled of an accelerant and admitted to being in the area of the fire. A third man has been arrested in connection with a shooting earlier this month at the Old Capitol Town Center parking ramp. DeMarcus D. Robertson Ray, 18, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested by Iowa City police Wednesday after he was released from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Police responded at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 5 to a report of multiple shots fired at the ramp at 220 S. Capitol St. Officers found evidence that multiple shots were fired. When officers arrived, they saw several people running from the scene, as well as Robertson Ray with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Robertson Ray was hospitalized for treatment and ordered to be taken into custody when discharged, according to court records. Earlier this month,https://www.thegazette.com/crime-courts/iowa-city-police-investigating-downtown-shooting-that-injured-man-at-old-capitol-mall-parking-ramp/ ( police arrested) Darnell F. Martin Jr., 21, of Coralville and Mason D. Ward, 18, of Cedar Rapids. Martin and Ward each face a charge of reckless use of a firearm causing property damage. Looking to find something new to eat? Never miss a bite of the tastiest local food news by signing up for our free text alerts. Text CHEW to (319) 257-2674 for inside scoops from Gazette food writer Elijah Decious. Be sure to subscribe to The Gazette Daily news podcast, or just tell your Amazon Alexa enabled device to “enable The Gazette Daily News skill" so you can get your daily briefing by simply saying “Alexa, what's the news? If you prefer podcasts, you can also find us on iTunes or wherever else... Support this podcast
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Tuesday, December 14th. Tuesday's weather is going to make for a pleasant, unusually warm December day before Wednesday goes off the rails with some springlike weather. On Tuesday it will be partly sunny, with a high near 53 degrees. A southeast wind will blow at 10 to 15 mph. On Tuesday night it will be mostly cloudy, but the overnight low will actually be warmer than the previous day's high, at 56 degrees. This will pave the way for a Wednesday that has a predicted high temperature in the low 70s, with breezy conditions and a chance for rain. An Iowa City man accused of violating city code in October by discharging a pellet gun within city limits — inadvertently shooting and severely wounding a Marine who was driving by at the time — has pleaded not guilty in an initial court appearance. A non-jury trial for Philip Olson, 69, is set for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Johnson County Courthouse, according to court documents filed last week. Olson declined to comment when reached Monday by The Gazette. He is accused of violating City Code 8-7-3: Toy Guns and Slingshots, which prohibits discharging “any air rifle, toy pistol, toy gun or other toy arms or slingshot” within city limits. The minimum fine is $105 and the maximum is $855. Iowa City police said last month that on Oct. 17, Olson was inside his house and shooting at a squirrel in his yard with an air rifle but missed and instead hit Lance Cpl. Gabe Heefner, 20, as he was driving by on Highway 6 near Sycamore Street. The Marine, who crashed after being shot, was severely injured. Heefner was at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for about a month before being transferred to a rehabilitation hospital in Chicago. Police say the toy gun ordinance charge came after Olson came forward and admitted to shooting out his window around the time that Heefner had been driving by. Paraeducators in Cedar Rapids schools will get over a $3 an hour pay increase beginning in January after an agreement was reached in negotiations between the school district and Cedar Rapids Organization of Teacher Associates. Wages for current Cedar Rapids paraeducators in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will be increased to $15.50 an hour or 3 percent — whichever results in a higher hourly rate for the employee — beginning Jan. 8, 2022. Starting wages are also being increased to $15 an hour from $12.28 an hour. There will be no additional changes to the base wages for the 2022-23 school year. Superintendent Noreen Bush said there was a “sense of urgency” and workforce needs accelerated this conversation to increase wages for paraeducators. As of Monday, there were 67 job openings in Cedar Rapids schools for paraeducators. Betting an average of $9.6 million a day on sports, Iowa gamblers and sportsbooks operators were giving thanks for legalized sports betting in November, posting yet another monthly record with wagering topping $287 million and revenue for the rapidly growing industry approaching $20 million, state data shows. Last month's continued betting frenzy on professional and college sports — an activity that became legal in Iowa in August 2019 — pushed the wagering handle above $975 million for the current fiscal year that began July 1 and put Iowa within reach of $2 billion in betting for the calendar year if there's another strong showing in December, financial reports issued by the state Racing and Gaming Commission indicate. Are you a fan of trying new restaurants? Get the latest restaurant openings & closings and more chewy tips from The Gazette's Chew On this newsletter. Sign up at http://thegazette.com/ (thegazette.com) slash chew Be sure to subscribe to The Gazette Daily news podcast, or just tell your Amazon Alexa enabled device to “enable The Gazette Daily News skill" so you can get your daily briefing by simply saying “Alexa, what's the news? If... Support this podcast
It's often challenging for pregnant people who are using substances to receive the proper care they need. In today's episode we'll talk with three providers of the Maternal Substance Use Disorder Clinic at UIHC. We'll learn more about creating a trusting environment to care for these patients. Gerard Clancy, MD, Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Sarah Hambright, BA, Social Worker, Maternal Substance Use Disorders Clinic, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Abbey Hardy-Fairbanks, MD, Medical Director for UI Women's Health and Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Meagan Thompson, DNP, ARNP, IBCLC, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Financial Disclosures: Dr. Gerard Clancy, guests, and the members of the planning committee for Rounding@IOWA have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. CME Credit Available: https://uiowa.cloud-cme.com/course/courseoverview?P=0&EID=45230 Accreditation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Credit Designation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: Effective March 18, 2020, Iowa nurses may use participation in ACCME-accredited education toward their CE requirement for licensure. A certificate of participation will be available after successful completion of the course. (Nurses from other states should confirm with their licensing boards that this activity meets their state's licensing requirements.) Other Health Care Providers: A certificate of completion will be available after successful completion of the course. (It is the responsibility of licensees to determine if this continuing education activity meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.) References: Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City (book) Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town (book) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma (book) Words Matter - Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach Changing the Language of Addiction | Psychiatry and Behavioral Health | JAMA | JAMA Network
Happy Thanksgiving! This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Thursday, November 25th. Thursday's weather will be perfect for people who need to use their porches for extra refrigerator space. According to the National Weather Service the day will start off mostly cloudy and then clear in the Cedar Rapids area, with a high near 30 degrees. A blustery northwest wind during the day will calm by the end of Thursday night, but it will still be cold, with a low around 15 degrees. Iowa continues to see increases in new COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations, with virus transmission rates still at the highest levels in almost every county, as the Thanksgiving weekend that traditionally goes hand in hand with spreading viruses is upon us. Iowa reported 10,643 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health's weekly report, making it the fifth week in a row for increases in new infections. The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased for the third week in a row, jumping to 623 from last week's 544. A Colorado woman accused of forging documents from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to show she had COVID-19 — as an excuse to get out of a court hearing — is facing formal charges out of Colorado related to the Iowa allegations. Emily Elizabeth Cohen, 41, of Boulder, faces three new counts of forgery and three new counts of attempting to influence a public servant for purporting to be COVID-19 positive — and faking UIHC documents to prove it — dating to July, according to an arrest affidavit filed this week. The affidavit information showed that investigators looked into Cohen's claims after she had used COVID-19 as an excuse to get out of an earlier court date this summer, also using a supposed UIHC test as the justification. Upon following up on the tests, they appear to have never taken place. Cohen, a Boulder immigration lawyer, is facing theft charges in Colorado for allegedly collecting fees from immigrant families before losing contact with them without producing visas or work permits, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. She is set for a 10-day trial in Boulder County starting Dec. 6 for 11 felonies. An Iowa Court of Appeals panel ruled this week that residents of the Rompot neighborhood were wrongly denied a hearing in district court when they challenged Cargill's construction of a rail yard in southeast Cedar Rapids. Work on the $6.5 million rail yard https://www.thegazette.com/article/cargill-starts-work-at-site-of-contentious-rail-yard-in-cedar-rapids/ (began this summer), so the Tuesday ruling may have little impact on construction. The appeals court did not rule on the merits of the Rompot neighborhood lawsuits, simply saying the arguments should have been heard in district court under state civil procedure rules. The rail yard being built on Stewart Road SE, between the Rompot neighborhood and Prairie Park Fishery, has riled neighbors who fear it will create noise and air pollution, harm the environment, erode property values and pose safety risks. Are you a fan of trying new restaurants? Get the latest restaurant openings & closings and more chewy tips from The Gazette's Chew On this newsletter. Sign up at http://thegazette.com/ (thegazette.com) slash chew Be sure to subscribe to The Gazette Daily news podcast, or just tell your Amazon Alexa enabled device to “enable The Gazette Daily News skill" so you can get your daily briefing by simply saying “Alexa, what's the news? If you prefer podcasts, you can also find us on iTunes or wherever else you find your Podcasts. Support this podcast
The Iowa Legislature reconvenes on Thursday in a special session to vote on new maps that change the boundaries for Iowa congressional and legislative districts. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics experts say young Iowa children could start getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as next Thursday. Plus, a look at the competitive Cedar Rapids race for mayor.
SIDS, Royal Chins and Anthropology with Dr. Kevin Boyd In this episode, we go beyond the workplace and look into something that impacts us on a profound level: the death of an infant. October is PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS AWARENESS month and we're focusing on SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome—or what we used to call Crib Death. Each year, there are about 3,400 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) in the United States. In 2019, about 1,250 deaths of those 3,400 deaths were due to SIDS itself. But here's the thing: what does that really tell us? After all, a syndrome according to Merriam Webster is “a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition”. So SIDS helps us know what happened: tragically, an infant died suddenly and unexpectedly. But the term SIDS doesn't tell us WHY. And there's a reason for that: It's because we don't know why. That's what makes me so grateful for the ongoing work of pioneering researchers in the fields of sleep medicine and airway health. With each new discovery, we take another step forward toward understanding the WHY of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome—and each step forward brings us closer to the the ultimate goal of preventing it. Today on The Counterfeit Sleep® Podcast, we have the privilege of hearing from one of these pioneers in the field, Dr. Kevin Boyd. Let's listen in. Listen and get answers to these questions: How anthropology and royal chins give us a new window into overall health Why the novel “Airway Health” perspective is the backbone of health, from infancy through adulthood What we can we do—even before our babies are born— to give our them the best chance of a healthy life Get a copy of my parent guide "Is It Bad If My Baby Keeps His Mouth Open? DR. KEVIN BOYD'S BIO: Kevin Boyd is a board-certified pediatric dentist with over 20 years' experience delivering outstanding dental healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities, and other special needs. After graduating from Loyola University's Chicago College of Dentistry in 1986, he attended the University of Iowa for his advanced residency training in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Boyd also holds an advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University where he participated in research projects related to unhealthy eating and how it contributes to tooth decay, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. His strong academic background in nutritional biochemistry has been instrumental in motivating the importance he places on nutrition as being a key component of each child's dental health plan. He has received specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and further advanced continuing education and clinical training by Gnathos, a prestigious institute of advanced education in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics for growing children. He is recognized as a leading clinician in the Chicago area for diagnosing and treating interferences to normal growth of the teeth, jaws and face. CONTACT: Dentistry for Families and Children Phone: 312-988-9855 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Email: email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When you're ready to harness the benefits of high performance sleep™, clink the link below. You take the first step, and we'll take care of the rest! Sleep Performance For you: Find out your risk of Counterfeit Sleep®. Take the screening here: www.counterfeitsleep.com For your workplace: Bring the benefits of High Performance Sleep to your workplace! Learn more about high performance sleep and our sleep performance assessment in your workplace. Visit www.hipersleep.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This podcast is about big ideas on how technology is making life better for people with vision loss. Today's big idea is: How will remote diagnostic tests change ophthalmology and vision care? It might be a foreign concept for some, but the specialists in today's episode, Dr. Peter Pham and Dr. Sean Ianchulev, founders of (Keep Your Sight, a nonprofit focused on remote diagnostic vision tests) share how they can conduct more reliable perimetry tests that help detect macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other conditions that lead to vision loss and eventually blindness — remotely, while patients stay home. Developments like these in remote diagnostics are a stepping stone for the ways machine learning will impact the field of ophthalmology in the future. This episode also features Dr. Einar Stefansson and Dr. Arna Gudmundsdottir, developers of the app, Retina Risk, which helps with remote risk assessment of diabetic eye disease for people with diabetes, as well as Sherrill Jones, who lost her vision due to glaucoma. The Big Takeaways: Retina Risk was created to help people with diabetes assess in real-time their individualized risk for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. The app was created back in 2009 and the concept of using technology and algorithms to calculate risk was still quite foreign to most people. What goes into taking a regular perimetry test today? Patients have to come into the office, wait, register, wait some more, get taken to a dark room to be positioned correctly, and after 20-30 minutes, you get a result. Now, there's an easier way: patients can take these tests at home. Why is telescreening so important? Dr. Pham and Dr. Ianchulev noticed it could take months for patients to be scheduled in for routine visual field tests. By that time, the glaucoma may have advanced, and in some cases, rapidly. There was an unmet need here and there was a better way to serve people quicker and more efficiently, especially people from rural communities who did not have readily available access to healthcare. Medicare did not allow for doctors to reimburse their services unless it was conducted within the physician's office. This led to a lot of roadblocks in telemedicine, despite the technology being available for the last 15-plus years. Thankfully, in December of 2020, policies were changed so that doctors would be reimbursed for remote patient monitoring. Tweetables: “We know that our blindspot is 15 degrees away from fixation and, with simple trigonometry, you can now use that blindspot to help position patients correctly in front of the computer monitor. We can now use online technology to perform visual field tests.” — Dr. Peter Pham “It was our goal to do a hardware-free digital/virtual device. We felt in ophthalmology, we're kind of lucky. We are looking at a visual function. So perimetry lends itself to a fully virtual software as a service device.” — Dr. Sean Ianchulev “I think technology will help us get to the next level. Technology has been around for this, but it hasn't been applied for this.” — Dr. Sean Ianchulev Contact Us: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your innovative new technology ideas for people with vision loss. Pertinent Links: Lighthouse Guild Retina Risk Keep Your Sight.org Guest Bios: Dr. Peter Pham & Dr. Sean Ianchulev are both the Co-Founders of Keep Your Sight. Dr. Pham is a boarded certified ophthalmologist who has devoted his professional life to restoring sight and helping patients keep their vision. As a surgeon and clinician, Dr. Pham treats conditions such as glaucoma, cataract, and macular degeneration, all of which can cause blindness. As a researcher, he worked on the development of a novel delivery system for introducing large-sized molecular compounds into thousands of living cells simultaneously. Realizing the importance of technology and innovation for screening and prevention, Dr. Pham teamed up with Dr. Ianchulev to develop the KYS telemedicine system for vision health. Dr. Ianchulev has been on the cutting edge of innovation, making an impact in the treatment of major eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. He was instrumental in the development of many new therapies and advances, such as Lucentis for AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy, intraoperative aberrometry for high-precision cataract surgery, micro-stent technology for glaucoma, the miLOOP interventional technology for cataract surgery, and others. Dr. Einar Stefansson & Dr. Arna Gudmundsdottir are both the Co-Founders of Retina Risk. Dr. Stefansson is a leader in the field of diabetic eye disease and diabetic screening and head supervisor for product development and clinical science. Dr. Stefansson graduated from the University of Iceland Medical School in 1978 with honors. He received a PhD degree in physiology from Duke University in 1981 followed by a residency at Duke. Dr. Gudmundsdottir takes an active role in all product development and clinical testing. Her expertise gives valuable insight into practical usage of products and medical approaches. Dr. Gudmundsdottir graduated from the University of Iceland Medical School in '92. She undertook a fellowship program in endocrinology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Sherrill Jones lives in New York City and volunteers administrative services in Lighthouse Guild's Volunteer Services department. Host Bio: Dr. Calvin W. Roberts Calvin W. Roberts, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse Guild, the leading organization dedicated to providing exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals. Dr. Roberts has a unique blend of academic, clinical, business, and hands-on product development experience. Dr. Roberts is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Eye Care, at Bausch Health Companies where he coordinated global development and research efforts across their vision care, pharmaceutical, and surgical business units. As a practicing ophthalmologist from 1982 to 2008, he performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries as well as 5,000 refractive and other corneal surgeries. He is credited with developing surgical therapies, over-the-counter products for vision care, prescription ocular therapeutics, and innovative treatment regimens. He also holds patents on the wide-field specular microscope and has done extensive research on ophthalmic non-steroidals and postoperative cystoid macular edema. Dr. Roberts has co-founded a specialty pharmaceutical company and is a frequent industry lecturer and author. He currently serves as an Independent Director on multiple corporate boards and has served as a consultant to Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, and Novartis. A graduate of Princeton University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Dr. Roberts completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He also completed cornea fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston.
In this episode Dr. Clancy is joined by Dr. Alison Lynch, Director of the Opioid Addiction Clinic and the Addiction Medicine Program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and special guest Spencer, an individual with lived experience with addiction, treatment and recovery. They will discuss the pandemic's effect on addiction patterns, and the latest in treatment and recovery programs. Gerard Clancy, MD, Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Alison Lynch, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Financial Disclosures Dr. Gerard Clancy, Dr. Alison Lynch, special guest Spencer, and the members of the planning committee for Rounding@IOWA have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. CME Credit Available: https://uiowa.cloud-cme.com/course/courseoverview?P=0&EID=43515 Accreditation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Credit Designation: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: Effective March 18, 2020, Iowa nurses may use participation in ACCME-accredited education toward their CE requirement for licensure. A certificate of participation will be available after successful completion of the course. (Nurses from other states should confirm with their licensing boards that this activity meets their state's licensing requirements.) Other Health Care Providers: A certificate of completion will be available after successful completion of the course. (It is the responsibility of licensees to determine if this continuing education activity meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.) Date Recorded: 7/9/2021
We need to laugh more. Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs are under tremendous stress. This episode is about two amazing Healthcare Providers who are also professional comedians. Listen, laugh, and share. Dr. Will Flanary is an ophthalmologist, writer, and comedian who moonlights in his free time as “Dr. Glaucomflecken,” a top hat wearing, mustachioed cartoon ophthalmoscope who has become a leading voice in ophthalmology and healthcare on social media. Effortlessly blending humor with education, Dr. Glaucomflecken has spent the last 5 years informing audiences on a wide range of topics, from navigating the confusing world of over-the-counter eyedrops to his own experiences as a patient in the healthcare system, all with his characteristic acerbic wit. Connect w/ Dr. Glaucomflecken Twitter: https://twitter.com/DGlaucomflecken TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drglaucomflecken Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drgcomedy/?hl=en Dr. Maurice Shaw is a stand-up comedian from Chicago, IL. Dr. Shaw attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergrad then went on to earn his doctorate of pharmacy from Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. If that wasn't enough, Dr. Shaw completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency with the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. It was his ability to make his patients laugh on a daily basis that made him decide that maybe stand-up comedy was his calling. Maurice is a clinical pharmacist AND a professional stand-up comedian has been making his audiences feel good with his hilarious too-funny-not-to-be-true, clean comedy material. Dr. Shaw has been rocking audiences in major comedy clubs throughout the Midwest routinely featuring and headlining at Zanies, Laugh Factory Chicago, Donnie B's and the Comedy Shrine. He has been features in the PharmacyTimes and the NewYork Times articles and also performs at conventions and pharmaceutical events as well. His hilarious YouTube channel RXComedy has over 1.5 million views and his videos are watched in several different countries across the world Maurice's experiences of being a pharmacist and a pharmacy manager in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, being a retail pharmacist during Covid and helping with the vaccination efforts at Long Term Care facilities makes his comedy routine very unique and must see comedy. Website: https://www.mauriceshaw.com/ Twitter:(@FunnyRPhShaw) | Twitter YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxgBb1L7sUcwLwZdsyimtg/videos See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices