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Release: Jan. 11, 2000

UI Alumni Association, UI Health Care to host program on sleep disorders

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association and UI Health Care are co-sponsoring a program about sleep apnea and strokes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in Fremont Hall at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road in Council Bluffs.

Dr. Mark Eric Dyken, associate professor in the department of neurology and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at UI Health Care will make the presentation.

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects a person's ability to breathe during sleep. It affects more than 12 million Americans and can strike anyone at any age. This program will focus on the signs and symptoms of untreated sleep apnea, the risk for stroke, the evaluation process, and follow-up therapy.

The Thursday evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294 or 1-800-IOWALUM, or visit its website at www.iowalum.com/outreach.