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Release: Jan. 8, 2001

UI hosts seminar on use of estrogen during menopause

BETTENDORF, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association and University of Iowa Health Care are co-sponsoring a program about the use of estrogen during menopause at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive.

Dr. Susan Johnson, professor in the UI department of obstetrics and gynecology will give a presentation focusing on the uses and risks of estrogen in menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Treatment for hot flashes will be discussed, as well as osteoporosis and heart disease prevention. Finally, guidelines for making decisions regarding HRT will be covered.

The Thursday evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, contact the UI Alumni Association at 1-800-IOWALUM (469-2586), or visit its website: