Monday, February 21, 2011

Health notes

Doctor gives tips on falling asleep

"Coping with Insomnia" will be the next topic in the Waveny Care Center and Norwalk Hospital lecture series at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. The featured speaker is Ian Weir, associate director of the Sleep Disorders Center and director of the Insomnia Center at Norwalk Hospital.

The talk is at Waveny Care Center, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan. Weir will talk about symptoms of the disorder and offer tips on how people can become more successful at falling asleep. Weir has written about pulmonary medicine topics and sleep disorders, with his work appearing in medical journals. Call 203-594-5334.

MS walks planned to raise awareness

On April 10, there will be nine sites across the state at which people will gather to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and raise funds for research. Westport will host a walk on Sunday, April 3. The insurance company Travelers is back for the fifth year as the title sponsor for the walks, which are run by the Connecticut Chapter of the National MS Society. Last year, the walk attracted nearly 9,000 participants and raised more than $1.3 million. The chapter hopes to raise $1.4 million.

Walks will take place in Stamford at Cove Island Park, in Westport at Sherwood Island State Park, and at West Haven High School. Check-in begins at 8 and the walk kicks off at 9 a.m. at Stamford and West Haven. Check-in in Westport begins at 9. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. To learn more or to register, visit or call 860-913-2550 or 860-913-2550.

Panel on heart disorder, club on respiratory disease

A panel of Bridgeport Hospital physicians will discuss the causes and treatment of atrial fibrillation during a free lecture, "Heart All A-Flutter? Get Your Rhythm Back!" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include cardiac electrophysiologist Dr. Murali Chiravuri, director of cardiac electrophysiology Dr. Craig McPherson, and chief of cardiothoracic surgery Dr. M. Clive Robinson.

At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25, the Better Breathing Club will meet at Bridgeport Hospital, duPont Board Room, 267 Grant St. The support group for those with chronic respiratory disease. For more information, call 888-357-2396.

1 comment:

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