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Sept. 16, 2008

At A Glance

Free fitness assessments available Sept. 23

Health Iowa/Student Health Service at the University of Iowa will offer free fitness assessments from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, on the main deck at the UI Field House.

The fitness assessments give participants an opportunity to evaluate current fitness levels and educate themselves about appropriate physical activity goals. The assessments include blood pressure screening, resting heart rate, an aerobic step test and various muscular fitness tests. Fitness specialists will be available to answer questions and provide information on leading a physically active lifestyle.

The assessments are free and open to the public. No appointment is necessary. For more information, contact Renae Knox at 319-353-5965.

Ill Chemistry to perform on 'Java Blend' Sept. 26

The Minneapolis-based hip-hop group Ill Chemistry will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Iowa City's downtown Java House.

Desdamona and Carnage make up the duo, which was nominated in 2006 for the Minnesota Music Award for Best Hip Hop Group. Born and raised in Iowa, Desdamona has won five Minnesota Music Awards for Best Spoken Word Artist.

The free show originates from WSUI-AM 910 at the University of Iowa and will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, across the state on Iowa Public Radio. For broadcast times and stations, go to

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Rural health and safety forum promotes information, collaboration

Iowa's Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (I-CASH) and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, both based in the UI College of Public Health, will host the Midwest Rural and Agricultural Safety and Health Forum Nov. 20-21 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, Iowa.

The forum provides updated information on agricultural health and safety and promotes collaboration among researchers, health-care professionals, agricultural producers and policy-makers. The meeting will include presentations on federal initiatives for health in rural areas; rural roadway safety; youth safety; personal protective equipment; agricultural injury and illness surveillance; and a field demonstration of I-CASH's Certified Safe Farm Program.

Registration discounts are available to farmers and students. For forum details and registration information, contact Eileen Fisher at 319-335-4224 or visit


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