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Release: Nov. 20, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on epilepsy
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mark A. Granner, M.D., an associate professor of clinical
neurology and director of the epilepsy monitoring unit with University of
Iowa Health Care, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion
on epilepsy with a nationwide audience on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 4:30
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page under "Upcoming
Epilepsy is the second most common neurological condition after migraine.
can in most cases be controlled with the correct medical treatment. However,
living with epilepsy has its problems, and special education and care are
required for the person with epilepsy to lead an active, healthy, and satisfying
life. Granner will discuss selected medical and social issues related to epilepsy
and will answer questions from the audience.
After receiving his medical degree from the UI College of Medicine, Granner
completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in electro-encephalography
and epilepsy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He joined
UI Health Care in 1993.
Granner is affiliated with the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy
Foundation of America. His clinical interests are in epilepsy and neurology
and his research interests are in the surgical treatment and pharmacotherapy
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.
University of Iowa 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
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.