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Release: March 16, 2000

Perry residents offered a seminar on how to build stronger student athletes

PERRY, Iowa -- Heartland Family Health Associates, an affiliate of University of Iowa Health Care, will hold a free community health education seminar on nutrition, conditioning, and injury prevention for student athletes from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the McCreary Community Building, 1800 Pattee St.

Area residents are invited to attend the informational program entitled "Nutrition, Conditioning and Injury Prevention: An Overview for the Student-Athlete and Parent." Bill Durbin, M.D., at Heartland Family Health Associates; Tom Lowe, MSCS, with Champion Performance; and Julie Gallagher, RD, with UI Student Health Services, will provide information on the importance of proper conditioning, nutrition and injury prevention for student athletes. Free refreshments will be served, and participants may register to win a door prize.

Registration for this free seminar is encouraged. For more information or to register, call Heartland Family Health Associates at (515) 465-3553. The seminar is sponsored in conjunction with Dallas County Hospital. Heartland Family Health Associates is located at 616 10th St., Perry.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between UI College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education, and research programs and services they provide.