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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2010
Contact: Karen Tripmacher, Assistant Director

Community Relations & Special Projects

(516) 663-2234


“ARE YOU SLEEPING?” FREE LECTURE FOR SENIORS DECEMBER 8TH

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Health Update for Seniors community education program will sponsor a free lecture, “Trouble Sleeping? Causes & Remedies,” on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at 1:15 PM. The program will be held at the Mineola Community Center, located at 155 Washington Avenue in Mineola.

Qanta Ahmed, MD, Attending Physician at Winthrop’s Sleep Disorders Center will provide an overview of the symptoms, diagnostic process and treatment options for common sleep problems. Dr. Ahmed will also address their possible causes and provide tips for lifestyle changes that may improve the quality of sleep. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

Dr. Ahmed is board certified in Sleep Disorders Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. She is an active regional, national and international educator.

The program begins with the lecture at 1:15 PM, followed by blood pressure checks at 2:45 PM. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (516) 663-3916.

Health Update for Seniors is a free community health education program coordinated by Geriatric Health Services and the Winthrop-University Hospital Home Health Agency. For information on the Sleep Disorders Center or other programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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