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Release: May 11, 2000

Public invited to May 18 seminar on sleep disorders

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts discuss sleep disorders at a free community seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.

Mark Dyken, M.D., and Deborah Lin-Dyken, M.D., will present "Sleep Disorders from
A to Zzzzz…." This program is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by
UI Health Care.

The broad-based presentation will include discussion of sleep apnea and snoring, parasomnias (including sleepwalking and sleeptalking), and pediatric sleeping disorders. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Dyken is an associate professor of neurology and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Lin-Dyken is an assistant professor (clinical) of pediatrics and is affiliated with University Hospital School.

Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free at (800) 777-8442.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.