WRITER: JESSIE ROLPH
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Oct. 11, 2002
UI Health Care physicians to give free public forum on women's health
decisions Oct. 23
To address recent research on women's health issues, two University of Iowa
Health Care physicians will present a free public forum Oct. 23 in Cedar Rapids.
Bill Davis, M.D., University of Iowa assistant professor (clinical) of obstetrics
and gynecology, and Susan Johnson, M.D., UI professor of obstetrics and gynecology,
will present "Bones, Heart, Hormones and the Latest Research: Where Do
I Go From Here?" The forum will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 23 at the Crowne Plaza Five Seasons Hotel Ballroom, 350 First Ave. NE,
in Cedar Rapids. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Topics for the presentation and discussion will include osteoporosis and
its newest treatments, hormone replacement therapy and the Women's Health
The Women's Health Initiative, funded by the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), is a research study on cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal
women. Researchers recently halted a study on hormone replacement therapy
(estrogen and progestin) due to an increased breast cancer risk and lack of
overall benefit from the hormones. The NIH estimates that about 6 million
U.S. women are taking estrogen plus progestin to prevent menopause symptoms.
Women will also have an opportunity to see if they qualify for an osteoporosis
treatment study at the forum.
Health care providers and the public are welcome to the forum. For more
information, contact the UI Preventive Intervention Center toll free at (800)
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics
and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services