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UI presents seminar on heart disease risk Feb. 24

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are co-sponsoring an outreach program "Heart Disease Risk: Facts and Myths" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the University Park Holiday Inn in West Des Moines.

Dr. Michael D. Winniford, a UI professor in the department of internal medicine, will give a presentation focusing on the latest advances in the prevention and detection of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death and disability in the United States.

The Wednesday evening program at the University Park Holiday Inn, 1800 50th St. in West Des Moines, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Staci Prochaska at the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294 or 1 (800) IOWALUM. Registration is available by phone or online at