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Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Dec. 5, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on holiday
stress Dec. 7
IOWA CITY, Iowa Nancee S. Blum, a social worker
and adjunct instructor with University of Iowa Health Care, will lead an hour-long,
online question-and-answer discussion on holiday stress with a nationwide
audience from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com
and can be accessed by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page
under "Upcoming Events."
After receiving her bachelor's degree from the UI,
Blum completed a certificate in aging studies and a master's degree in social
work at the UI. She joined UI Health Care in 1986.
Blum's clinical expertise is in personality disorders,
anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders and sexual health for older
adults. She sits on the scientific advisory board for the Treatment and Research
Advancements Association for Personality Disorders and the scientific advisory
board of the National Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. Blum also is a member
of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care
professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to
and clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com
is part of an increasing trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services
through the Internet. According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue,
a New York firm that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22
million World Wide Web users seeking health information over the Internet.
Cyber Dialogue projects that number to increase to 33 million over the next
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.