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Release: April 21, 2003

UI Health Care Launches E-Mail Health Newsletter

University of Iowa Health Care is now sending health information directly to consumers online in its newly launched "health-e-newsletter."

The initial issue April 19 covered topics such as irritable bowel syndrome, seasonal allergies and alternative medicine. Faculty and staff of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers serve as resources for the newsletter.

"We view the 'health-e-newsletter' as an important public service," said Michael Kienzle, M.D., associate director of technology and new business development at UI Hospitals and Clinics and associate dean for clinic affairs and biomedical communications in the UI Roy J. and Lucille J. Carver College of Medicine. "It places health care information directly in the hands of patients and families and empowers them to become even more involved in enhancing and maintaining their health."

University of Iowa Health Care will publish "health-e-newsletter" on a regular basis. Preliminary plans call for issuing the newsletter monthly. The Web site address for the "health-e-newsletter" is http://www.uihealthcare.com/news/healthe/index.html. People with access to the Internet can subscribe to the electronic publication online.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa 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 http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

CONTACT(S): Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.