Learn about sleep disorders and improving your sleep, plus how to beat the heat at a free Aug. 14 SecureCare seminar

Monday, August 6, 2007

Is your nightly tossing and turning the result of a serious sleep disorder? What can you do to improve your sleep?

And, now that high summer temperatures have finally arrived, how can you avoid heat exhaustion and overexertion?

Experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will have answers to these and related questions at a free SecureCare seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road in Tyler.

SecureCare is UTHSCT’s comprehensive program designed specifically for people age 50 plus to provide the answers and care needed in today’s health care marketplace.

Susan Barrows, MD, of the UTHSCT Center for Sleep Disorders, will present “Be a Sleep Detective.”

She will describe sleep disorders that can cause serious medical problems and outline their symptoms. Dr. Barrows also will discuss how to help family members with their sleep problems.

Andrea Herrera, MD, of the UTHSCT Department of Family Medicine, will present “Beat the Heat.”

She will talk about the effects of heat on older adults and offer tips for functioning in the heat. In addition, Dr, Herrera will describe treatments for heat exhaustion and overexertion.

Free blood pressure screenings will be available.

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