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CONTACT: SHARI LEMKE
University of Iowa
Community Medical Services Inc.
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 626-5680

Release: Immediate

UI Family Care Center, North Liberty sponsors seminar on osteoporosis

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa -- Area residents are invited to a free health education seminar on the topic of osteoporosis from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Coral Ridge Mall Community Conference Center.

The seminar, entitled Preventing Osteoporosis: Building Stronger Bones, is sponsored by University of Iowa Family Care Center in North Liberty. Featured speakers are Dr. Kyra Geraghty, an obstetrician and gynecologist at the UI Family Care Center; Lynette Pattison, a registered nurse; and Ellen Swanson, a registered dietitian.

Geraghty will discuss various medications and their impact on osteoporosis, while Pattison will describe how exercise can help prevent bone loss. Swanson will explain the benefits of a healthy diet.

The Coral Ridge Mall Community Conference Center is located behind the food court and can be accessed by entering through the southeast doors by the ice arena. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call the UI Family Care Center, North Liberty at (319) 626-5680.

10/9/98