Navigation Links
Former Vikings and NFL Greats Tackle Sleep Apnea at Upcoming Minneapolis Event
Date:6/18/2012

(PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Former Minneapolis Vikings players Chuck Foreman, Carl Eller, Stu Voigt, Bob Lurtsema, Greg Coleman, along with other NFL greats, Mike Haynes, Derrick Kennard, and Lee Nystrom, President of NFL Alumni Minneapolis chapter, are coming together to tackle sleep apnea at an upcoming awareness event on June 24.

The Minneapolis awareness event is part of a series of national campaign events, “Tackling Sleep Apnea.” It will take place at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel located at 7800 Normandale Blvd, in Bloomington, MN and will begin at 5 p.m. The event is free to the public. Former NFL players will share their stories and experience with sleep apnea. The players will also be available to sign autographs afterwards. There will be a question and answer session for the press beginning at 4 p.m.

As part of the national sleep apnea awareness campaign, Minneapolis residents are being offered free in-home sleep testing and free sleep apnea treatments. Residents must pre-register to participate in the free in-home sleep testing/ treatment program at SleepTest.com/minneapolis or by calling 1-855-MYSLEEP.

Dr. Rodney Willey, DDS, D’ACSDD, from the Illinois Institute of Dental Sleep Medicine, will be an event speaker on Sunday. He is currently mentoring Minneapolis dentists to spread sleep apnea awareness and treatment. One local dentist working with Willey, Dr. Michael Roscher, DDS, Newport MN, treated former NFL Viking Stu Voigt for sleep apnea. “Voigt fell asleep in the dental chair while the oral appliance was being administered,” said Roscher.

Stu Voigt said, “My oral appliance is awesome. After the third night, I didn’t even realize I was wearing it. I wish oral appliance therapy was offered to me when I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnea because I feel so much better and I’m no longer tired anymore.”

Stu had a sleep study several years ago and had been treated with CPAP therapy but was never able to tolerate the CPAP mask. Over the years, his apnea worsened. At that time, Stu’s sleep study showed an oxygen de-saturation as low as 70% while sleeping. Board certified sleep physician Dr. Rodolfo Martinez Ferrate, MD, said, "Stu Voigt was a dead man walking before he was successfully treated for sleep apnea. This NFL awareness campaign is really helping people."

This week Chuck Foreman will be screened and tested for sleep apnea. For more information on Foreman and details on the event, please contact us imediately. To qualify for an in-home sleep test, participants must register online at SleepTest.com/minneapolis or call 1-855-MY-SLEEP prior to the event.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9616870.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases launched to tackle killer diseases
2. New drug to tackle fat problems
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity, Diabetes: Study
5. Depressed moms behavior may play role in infants sleep problems
6. Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies Sleep
7. Poor Sleep Heightens Ringing Ear Disease Symptoms: Study
8. Adjusting Your Attitude About Chronic Pain May Help You Sleep
9. Excessive sleepiness may be cause of learning, attention and school problems
10. Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight
11. Sleepwalking in Adults More Common Than Thought
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... associated with discovery of thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and ... the case of William and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, ... women who lost their lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit ... 2015 to provide more programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will ... designed, engineered, and manufactured in Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products ... reliable monitoring solutions trusted by government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... In an effort to provide hair restoration information to the widest possible audience, Dr. Parsa ... not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, is making ... , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat videos we started last month ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... Center (AHEC) to host a six-week smoking cessation class starting June 6 at their ... AHEC’s website, http://www.gnahec.org . , Additionally, the Lung Institute has created a free ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... PARIS , May 25,2016 ... with the near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and ... MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary ... important regulatory milestone in the US with the ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May 25, ... Therawis bedient dringenden Bedarf ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; ... Lizenz- und Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit Therawis Diagnostics GmbH zur ... eingegangen zu sein. Ein erstes Projekt wird die ...
(Date:5/25/2016)...  Zymo Research Corp. announced today the final ... that help researchers obtain the most accurate and ... rapid growth of the study of microbiomes has ... methods to improve the reproducibility and quality of ... every step of the measurement process including collection ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: