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Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 24, 2001
Public invited to May 7 seminar on seasonal allergies
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area residents are invited to join University of Iowa
Health Care experts for a presentation on seasonal allergies at 7 p.m. Monday,
May 7 at the Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.
Barbara A. Muller, M.D., and Richard C. Ahrens, M.D., will present "Treating
Allergies: What Really Works?" as part of the "Health For Your Lifetime"
series presented by University of Iowa Health Care.
An estimated 36 million Americans suffer from the sniffles, sneezes and
itchiness of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Seasonal allergies are often thought
of as a spring or fall phenomenon, but they can and do occur in different
parts of the country at different times of the year.
Topics to be discussed at this community presentation include the main triggers
of seasonal allergies, signs and symptoms of seasonal allergies, diagnosis
and management, treatment (including drug therapy and immunotherapy), and
children and seasonal allergies
Muller is an associate professor of clinical medicine, with clinical expertise
in internal medicine, allergy/immunology, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and latex
hypersensitivity. Ahrens is an associate professor of pediatrics, with clinical
expertise in asthma, cystic fibrosis and pediatric allergy.
Pre-registration for this free community program is encouraged. For more
information, or to register, please call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free at (800)
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