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Oct. 6, 2006

UI Sports Medicine Center Offers Women's Fitness Seminar

Specialists with the UI Sports Medicine Center will present a special, free community seminar on fitness for women and preventing problems that are common among female athletes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Larson Conference Room on the lower level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Some young women find it difficult to balance sports and the needs of their bodies, which can lead to the female athlete triad -- disordered eating, osteoporosis and loss of their menstrual period.

UI Sports Medicine specialists George Phillips, M.D., Andrea Wilson, physician assistant, and Kathy Mellen, research dietician, will help women learn how to avoid the female athlete triad. The panel will cover topics such as:

--Defining the female athlete triad.

--Common injuries in female athletes.

--Fueling the female athlete.

The panel also will hold a questions-and-answers session with participants.

Call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 or toll free 800-777-8442 to register for this free seminar and receive directions. A light snack will be provided.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.