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8790 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-7353
e-mail: tom-walljasper@uiowa.edu

Release: July 16, 2001

UI Health Care to offer free cholesterol screenings July 23 at Johnson County Fair

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care will offer free non-fasting cholesterol screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 23 at the Johnson County Fair.

The CHAMPS (Cardiovascular Health Assessment Management and Prevention Services) Program will offer the 10-minute screenings that include a discussion of the results with a CHAMPS staff member. Fasting is not required.

Appointments are not necessary. Screenings will be done on a drop-in, first-come, first-served basis.

UI Health Care's display will be in the Community Theatre Building on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. For more information, please call (319) 384-7903.

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. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.