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Published on July 02, 2013

Latest sleep apnea aids on display at equipment fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. — Devices to help people who suffer from sleep apnea will be featured at an equipment fair of Alert, Well, and Keeping Energized, (AWAKE), a support group at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula on July 15.

An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes people to stop breathing during their sleep. Left untreated, sleep apnea increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and other health conditions. Treatment devices including the newest continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and masks will be shown at the product fair. 

The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 15 in conference rooms A and B at Community Hospital. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Community Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center at 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 207 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, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/