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Release: Sept. 14, 2001

Community invited to UI seminar on arthritis Sept. 27

Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts discuss arthritis and joint pain at a free community seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Radisson Hotel, 2525 North Dodge St., in Iowa City.

Paul Peloso, M.D., and Dan Coons, a physician assistant, will present an overview of arthritis and join pain. This program is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by University of Iowa Health Care.

This presentation will include discussion of:

-- Causes and symptoms of arthritis and joint pain

-- Treatment options, including medicine, exercise and surgery options

-- What’s new in arthritis research

The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Peloso is an associate professor in the UI department of rheumatology. Peloso's specialties include rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthritis, spinal pain and osteoarthritis.

Coons is a physician assistant in the UI department of orthopaedic surgery. He has worked with UI orthopaedic surgeons in the areas of adult hip and knee reconstruction surgery.

Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free at (800) 777-8444.

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.