The University of Iowa has a number of resources to help you manage chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, as well as guidance for learning more.
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 website.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is 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 University of Iowa Health Care at 319-467-2000.
liveWELL offers a year-long Diabetes Prevention Program, free to faculty and staff.
UIHC Diabetes Clinic provides individual and group diabetes self-management education. Contact University of Iowa Health Care at 319-356-2550 or 319-356-1616, pager 7215.
The Spine Clinic is a division of the University of Iowa Health Care Department of Orthopaedics. The clinic offers patients traditional treatments as well as an alternative, multidisciplinary approach to chronic neck and back pain.
- Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with TLC (pdf)
From the National Institutes of Health, this guide provides an eating plan, sample menus, and information on the TLC Diet, a heart healthy eating plan to help you lower cholesterol. The 85-page PDF publication is a great resource.
- Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure (pdf)
From the National Institutes of Health, this guide provides a simple, evidence-based approach to decreasing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure scores.
- March of Dimes
The March of Dimes website's "Health Topics" section provides with information and resources to consider before, during, and after pregnancy.