CONTACT: TIM FESS
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Release: May 22, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on hair removal
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Albert E. Cram, M.D., University of Iowa professor of
surgery, otolaryngology, and orthopaedic surgery, and a plastic surgeon with
UI Health Care, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion
on hair removal with a nationwide audience from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page under "Upcoming
Each year thousands of Americans elect to have laser hair removal for a smoother
face or body. Recent advancements in hair removal make treatments less uncomfortable
and more effective. Furthermore, in laser hair removal, there is less minimal
damage to the skin, allowing higher energy to penetrate the hair follicle
where it is needed.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College
of Medicine in Lincoln, Cram completed his residency in surgery at the UI
Hospitals and Clinics and a fellowship in plastic surgery at the University
of Chicago Hospitals. He joined the UI faculty in 1974.
Cram is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American
Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Liposuction Society and is a Fellow
in the American College of Surgeons. He is past president of the Midwest Association
of Plastic Surgeons and the Iowa Society of Plastic Surgeons. His clinical
expertise is in plastic surgery including both reconstructive and cosmetic
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 Cares 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.