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Release: Sept. 23, 2002

Public invited to seminar on hormone replacement therapy Oct. 15

Area residents are invited to hear a University of Iowa Health Care expert discuss hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at a free community seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

This program is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by UI Health Care.

Susan R. Johnson, M.D., UI professor of obstetrics and gynecology, will present a comprehensive overview of hormone replacement therapy. The program will include discussion of the recent findings of the Women's Health Initiative study concerning postmenopausal women who are taking a combination of estrogen and progesterone for hormone replacement therapy.

Discussion will also include:

-- When hormones are still okay;

-- When hormones should not be used;

-- Current thoughts on hot flashes, heart disease and osteoporosis.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

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

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and 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.