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CONTACT: TOM WALLJASPER
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-7353
e-mail: tom-walljasper@uiowa.edu

Release: Feb. 7, 2001

Public invited to UI Health Care seminar on heart disease Feb. 20

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care cardiologist Brian Olshansky, M.D., will present "Advances and Alternatives: For Your Heart's Sake" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.

Olshansky will highlight advances that have been made in the detection, treatment and prevention of heart disease. He also will discuss how various alternative medicine treatments can be useful in preventing heart disease and preventing further damage from heart disease. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Olshansky is board-certified in internal medicine with subspecialties in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology. Part of the UI Heart Care team, Olshansky is a professor in the cardiology division of the UI department of internal medicine.

The presentation is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by University of Iowa Health Care as part of February's designation as American Heart Month.

Free non-fasting cholesterol screenings will be offered prior to the program starting at 6 p.m., provided by Iowa CHAMPS (Cardiovascular Health Assessment, Management and Prevention Services).

Pre-registration is encouraged for this free program. For more information or to register, call (319) 384-8442 or (800) 777-8442.

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.