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Release: Feb. 23, 2000

Health fair set for March 1 at the UI Field House

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Health Fair 2000" will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, on the Main Deck of the University of Iowa Field House.

A free event held biannually at the UI since 1993, the fair gives campus and community members the opportunity to gain information on a variety of current health-related issues. This year's theme is "Health: Your Final Answer." The event is sponsored by Health Iowa/UI Student Health Service and the UI Department of Sport, Health, Leisure and Physical Studies (SHLPS).

The health fair will feature booths from the SHLPS program, Health Iowa and the UI Hospitals and Clinics. "Safe Spring Break" kits, body fat testing and fitness assessments will be available. A local massage therapist and representatives from Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society also will be at the event. A blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the fair.

For additional information, contact Amy Fletcher or Sarah Hansen at Health Iowa at (319) 335-8392.

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.