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Oct. 4, 2007

Pharmacy students invite public participation during American Pharmacists Month

The public is invited to participate in free health events, including diabetes screenings, influenza vaccinations, overall health screenings, and a blood drive, thanks to University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students who are celebrating American Pharmacists Month during October. The month-long effort will culminate in a health fair on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville.

Influenza immunizations will be offered at four different sites and times in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and North Liberty:

--From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at CVS Pharmacy, 2711 Mount Vernon Road SE, Cedar Rapids.
--From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Liberty Pharmacy, 555 W. Cherry St., North Liberty.
--From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at CVS Pharmacy, 4116 Center Point Road NE, Cedar Rapids.
--From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at CVS Pharmacy, 2425 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City.

Three diabetes screenings will be held in Iowa City and Coralville:

--From 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Hartig Drug, 701 Mormon Trek Blvd., Iowa City.
--From 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Walgreens, 102 2nd St., Coralville.
--From 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Walgreens, 102 2nd St., Coralville.

Heartburn and bone density screenings, as well as the flu vaccines, will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Liberty Pharmacy, 555 W. Cherry St., North Liberty.

A blood drive will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Banker Student Center in the UI College of Pharmacy.

The public is also welcome to the pharmacy student-led health fair, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville. The event will feature glucose, cholesterol and hypertension (blood pressure) screenings, heartburn awareness education, and poison prevention education.

For more information about events, contact Barb Kelley a 319-335-7301 or barbara-kelley@uiowa.edu. For more information on American Pharmacists Month, visit the American Pharmacists Association Web site at http://www.pharmacist.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACTS: Barb Kelley, 319-335-7301, College of Pharmacy, barbara-kelley@uiowa.edu; Becky Soglin, Health Science Relations, 319-335-6660, becky-soglin@uiowa.edu