CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
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
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.