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Nov. 14, 2005

UI Program Offers 'Prescription For Time Sickness'

The Healthful Living Program in the University of Iowa College of Public Health will offer a special presentation Dec. 5 on ways to organize your life and better manage your time.

The presentation, "A Prescription for Time Sickness," will be given by Susan Johnson, M.D., UI associate provost for faculty and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in Room 2189 of the Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF).

The cost of the presentation is $12. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required. For registration forms, send an e-mail to or call 319-384-5055 or toll free 800-348-4692. Seating is limited.

"Time sickness" is a term used by psychologist and author Daniel Goleman to describe the sense people sometimes feel that there is a shortage of time or that time is passing too quickly. Johnson's presentation will explore possible solutions for "time sickness" and suggest ways to make life more enjoyable around the holidays and throughout the year.

Since 1998, Johnson has made more than 80 presentations on time management and organization to physicians, support personnel, managers, students and a variety of other groups at the UI and around the country. She also has provided individualized consultation on this topic to more than 50 UI faculty and staff members.

The UI Healthful Living Program is directed by Neal Kohatsu, M.D., professor of epidemiology in the UI College of Public Health. The program is designed to help individuals adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and optimize their health using evidence-based prevention.

The Healthful Living Program offers programs and classes in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, life management and the use of preventive services such as immunizations, cancer tests and other services that can enhance life.  Individual counseling in these areas is also available. 

The program helps individuals identify and meet personal goals for health and wellness. It also provides customized worksite health promotion and wellness services on contract to small businesses and large companies.

More information about the Healthful Living Program is available online at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032,