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Sleep Apnea to be discussed at Norwalk Hospital on Feb. 18

By Norwalk Hospital

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Norwalk, CT - A.W.A.K.E., a health awareness group, sponsored by Norwalk Hospital to help adults affected by sleep apnea, will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 18, at 6 pm in the Richard S. Perkin Auditorium of Norwalk Hospital. This program is presented as a community service.

Christopher Manfredi, DO, medical director of the Norwalk Hospital Sleep Disorders Center will talk about sleep apnea. Dr. Manfredi is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing his internship at St. Barnabas Hospital, he completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in pulmonary diseases at Norwalk Hospital and in critical care at Yale New Haven Hospital.

The Norwalk Hospital Sleeps Disorders Center offers a fully comprehensive program to help people with sleep disorders. The staff applies recent research findings in neuroscience and pulmonary medicine together with clinical expertise in behavioral therapy to diagnose and treat sleep disorders while focusing on educational programs aimed at the prevention of sleep problems.

The objectives of the educational program are to educate people with sleep apnea, provide support for people using sleep enabling equipment and to provide community outreach about sleep apnea. To register or obtain more information about this support group, contact the Norwalk Hospital Sleep Disorder Center, at (203) 852-2861.

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