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Aug. 31, 2007

UI Children's Hospital offers weight management for teens

Specialists with University of Iowa Children's Hospital continue to enroll participants in a new weight management program for teenagers and their families.

SHAPEDOWN: Just for Teens is an adolescent weight management program specifically designed to help overweight adolescents. Parents and their teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to join.

SHAPEDOWN: Just for Teens will be offered on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 25. The program consists of 10 weekly sessions. Health screenings and a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $180 are required prior to beginning the program. For more information, go online to http://www.uihealthcare.com/healthyweight or call 319-384-7900.

UI Children's Hospital serves children and their families at its main campus in Iowa City and satellite clinics in communities throughout the region. A 165-bed "hospital within a hospital," UI Children's Hospital benefits from the sophisticated services and comprehensive resources of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Child magazine ranks UI Children's Hospital among the top 20 children's hospitals in the nation.

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, UI Health Care, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.