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Published on July 07, 2014

Latest sleep apnea aids on display at equipment fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544 

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 Monday, July 14.

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, which have significantly improved in recent years, will be shown at the product fair. 

Among those scheduled to attend are Dr. Mark Abramson, a Bay Area dentist who developed an oral/nasal airway device, and representatives of local durable medical equipment companies such as Care Medical. Also scheduled to attend are representatives from ResMed, a maker of products that treat sleep apnea. Those who attend can see the equipment and talk to sleep technologists.

The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 14 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 (831) 649-7210.

                                               

ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula, 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 220 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 MontereyPeninsula 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 CentralCoast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula at http://www.chomp.org/