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Published on July 05, 2011

Sleep expert speaks at Community Hospital

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MONTEREY, Calif. — If you suffer from sleep problems, you are far from alone. About 70 million Americans have sleep issues — 60 percent of them chronic.

Learn about one of the most common, sleep apnea, during a free lecture and question-and-answer session with Richard Kanak, MD, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition during which a person has episodes of stopping breathing while asleep. Kanak will talk about signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and the latest research and treatment during a meeting of Alert, Well, and Keeping Energized (AWAKE), a sleep apnea information and support group open to the public. 

The lecture is from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 11 in conference room A at Community Hospital, 23625 Holman Highway, Monterey. For more information, call 649-7210.

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/