Hospital lecture on sleep apnea & obesity connection June 25, June 27
[June 18 2013] -
The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Center for Metabolic Health will present the lecture "Sleep Apnea & Obesity: What is the Connection?" on Tuesday, June 25 in Farmington and Thursday, June 27 in Southington.
The events will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 25 at the Center for Metabolic Health, 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington; and on June 27 at the hospital's Sleep Disorders Center satellite location, 1131 West St., Southington. Presenters will be neurologist Barry Spass, M.D., chief of Neurology at the hospital's Sleep Disorders Center; and David Okolica, M.D., medical director of Bariatric Surgery. Refreshments will be provided.
Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes breathing cessation during sleep. Spass, a board-certified sleep physician, says obesity is the strongest risk factor for sleep apnea, a condition that can lead to stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Sleep apnea is the most reversible risk factor for heart disease and at least four percent of the population has undiagnosed sleep apnea.
Space is limited for each event. To register, please call 800-321-6244 press option 1 or visit www.thocc.org/whatsnew/calendar.aspx .