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Release: July 28, 1999

UI features health care at Iowa State Fair booth

IOWA CITY, Iowa--Those who take in summer festivities at this year's Iowa State Fair in Des Moines from Aug. 12-22 can get a "checkup" as they check out the UI's booth, "Iowa's Health Care: Getting Back to Your Future." Featured activities include body fat testing, stress tests, behavioral health, burn prevention and fire safety, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, and healthy farmer screenings.

They also will be able to experience telemedicine technology and view highlights of UI news, sports and information. Athletic schedules and admissions information will be available at the booth, in addition to a variety of other information and publications. Admissions staff and alumni association members will be on hand to answer questions.

Coordinated by University Communications and Outreach (UCO), this year's participants are University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Health Iowa, College of Public Health, Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH), University Libraries, Engineering/Health Sciences, Telemedicine, University Hospital School, Hygienic Lab, Alumni Association, and Office of Admissions. The display was created by audiovisual graphics staff members: Jerry Best, design artist; Diana Brayton, Todd Erickson and Juanita Ridenour, graphics specialists; and undergraduate students, Ken King and Al Stroh, Jr. of Iowa City, and Christopher Larsen of Wellman.

The University of Iowa exhibit will be located in the Varied Industries Building. Fair hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. For more information, contact Jane Hoshi at 384-0017.