Health Conditions

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The University of Iowa has a number of resources to support you in the management of chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, as well as guidance for learning more.

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Resources

Find a physician, connect with 24/7 support, or research a health topic in the "knowledge center," a part of the Health and Wellness section of the web site.

CHAMPS

CHAMPS stands for Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management and Prevention Service and is a program for individuals who need to reduce cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol through a regular and tailored exercise program. For assistance contact Iowa River Landing, UI Health Care at 319-467-2000.

Cancer Information Service

Cancer Information Service provides answers to questions from patients, family members and survivors. They have information on specific types of cancer, tests, and coping skills. For assistance contact them via email or at 1-800-237-1225.

Diabetes Clinic

Provides individual and group diabetes self-management education. For assistance contact UI Hospitals and Clinics at 319-356-2550 or 319-356-1616, pager 7215.

UI Spine Clinic

UI Spine Clinic is a division of the Department of Orthopaedics at UI Health Care, which offers patients traditional treatments as well as an alternative, multidisciplinary approach to chronic neck and back pain.

UI Health Access

This seven day-a-week, 24 hour-a-day service can match your needs with the many resources available from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. For assistance contact 1-800-777-8442.

Other Resources

  • Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with TLC (pdf)
    From the National Institutes of Health, this guide will provide you with an eating plan, sample menus, and information on the TLC Diet, a heart healthy eating plan to help you lower cholesterol. The pdf is 85 pages and a great resource.
  • Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure (pdf) 
    From the National Institutes of Health, this guide is a simple, evidence-based approach to decreasing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure scores.
  • My 9 Months - Pregnancy Information
    March of Dimes web site with information and resources to consider before, during and after pregnancy.