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University of Iowa News Release

March 6, 2003

Program To Focus On Complementary, Alternative Medicine

Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts discuss complementary and alternative medicine at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

Nicole Nisly, M.D., UI associate professor (clinical) of internal medicine and director of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinic at UI Hospitals and Clinics, and Jose Ness, M.D., UI assistant professor (clinical) of internal medicine, will present "Therapeutic Healing: Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

The presenters will discuss a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches and therapies that are part of complementary and alternative medicine. Particular attention will be given to herbal medicine and dietary supplements, focusing on women's health and the use of herbals by seniors.

Part of the Health For Your Lifetime series presented by UI Health Care, the program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged.

To register, or for more information, call UI Health Access at (319) 384-8442 or toll-free at (800) 777-8442.

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): Media: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu. Program: Tom Walljasper, 319-384-7353, tom-walljasper@uiowa.edu.