CONTACT: ZLATKO ANGUELOV
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Release: June 23, 2000
UI Health Care specialists to lead online chats on childhood and adolescent
obesity management and gynecomastia
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ann Tabor, a nutritionist, and Albert E. Cram, M.D.,
a plastic surgeon, both with University of Iowa Health Care, will each lead
separate hour-long, online question-and-answer discussions in the areas of
their specialization with a nationwide audience on Tuesday, June 27.
Tabor, a nutrition supervisor at University Hospital School, will discuss
childhood and adolescent obesity management from 1 to 2 p.m. Cram, UI professor
of surgery, otolaryngology and orthopedics, will discuss gynecomastia from
7 to 8 p.m.
The online chats will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering the www.AmericasDoctor.com
home page under "Upcoming Events."
The number of overweight or obese children and teens in the United States
is increasing dramatically. Overweight children also often have higher blood
pressure and/or blood cholesterol levels and are likely to suffer social and
psychological stresses. The greatest risk, however, comes if children remain
overweight into adulthood. Tabor will discuss parents' role in preventing
obesity in childhood and adolescence.
Tabor holds a bachelor's degree in dietetics and community nutrition from
Iowa State University and a master's degree in public health nutrition from
the University of Minnesota. She joined UI Health Care in 1992. Tabor is a
member of the UI Child and Adolescent Obesity Task Force, the American Dietetics
Association Commission on Dietetic Registration, the Association of State
and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors, and the Iowa Dietetic Association.
Gynecomastia, or large breasts in men, is common in young men around puberty
or men over age 50. Regardless of the underlying cause, gynecomastia can be
successfully treated with plastic surgery, and Cram will discuss all issues
surrounding this treatment option.
Cram's medical degree is from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.
He completed his residency in surgery at the UI Hospitals and Clinics and
his fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
He joined UI Health Care in 1974 and is now chief of the Plastic Surgery section.
Cram is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the
American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic
Surgery, and the Liposuction Society. Cram's clinical expertise is in plastic
surgery, including both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com
and clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com
logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is part of an increasing
trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet.
According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm
that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide
Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects
that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College
of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical
education and research programs and services they provide.