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Release: Oct. 29, 2002
(Photo: Spanheimer, left; Schlechte, right)
Public invited to Nov. 21 seminar on thyroid disorders
residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts discuss
thyroid disorders at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Holiday Inn Conference
Center, 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.
Janet Schlechte, M.D., professor, and Robert Spanheimer, M.D., associate
professor, both from the UI Department of Internal Medicine, will present,
"Understanding Thyroid Disorders." This free community program is
part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by UI Health
Thyroid disorders affect more than 10 million Americans, while another 13
million are estimated to have undiagnosed thyroid problems. These disorders
can range from a small, harmless goiter to life-threatening cancer. Symptoms
of thyroid disorders can include fatigue, weight loss, heat or cold intolerance,
and rapid pulse.
Most thyroid disorders can be managed well if properly diagnosed and treated.
This program will include discussion of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism,
as well as some of the advances in both research and treatment of thyroid
disorders. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. For more information or
to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free at (800) 777-8442.