Free seminar on how to improve your sleep will be held Thursday, April 16, at UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Monday, April 6, 2009

Do you find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep?

Are you still tired when you wake up in the morning, even when you sleep through the night?

Suffering sleeplessness because of chronic medical conditions or poor sleep habits can lead to serious health problems such as sleep apnea, a condition in which you have pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep.

“Sleep: How Important Is It?” a free health education seminar, will provide answers to your questions.

It will be held from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday, April, 16, in the Biomedical Research Auditorium on The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler campus, 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler.

James Stocks, MD, will discuss sleep apnea and the most current treatment options for it.

Sleep apnea is as common as adult diabetes, affecting more than 12 million Americans, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association.

Dr. Stocks was the first board-certified sleep specialist in East Texas and has over 25 years’ experience treating sleep disorders.

He is director of clinical research at UTHSCT, as well as medical director of the pulmonary function lab and the Center for Sleep Disorders.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please call (903) 877-7147.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $12 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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