“Men's Health Tune-Up,” begins at 5.30p. with free health screenings and appetizers followed by the formal program at 6pm, which will focus on sleep apnea and Parkinson's disease. The program will be in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the MCLI's first floor.
The formal one-hour program will feature Dr. James Abraham, a Springfield Clinic physician who specializes in pulmonology and sleep medicine; he'll discuss sleep apnea and its connection to cardiovascular disease.
He'll be followed by Charlene Young, a family nurse practitioner with SIU Medicine, who will focus on Parkinson's disease; Josh Grant, a physician therapist with Memorial's SportsCare, will talk about the Rock Steady Boxing program, which helps people with Parkinson's disease improve their mobility and dexterity.
After the program, a question-and-answer session will follow at 7pm. Demonstrations on CPAP machines will be offered before the event starts at 5.30pm.
No advance registration is necessary, but further information can be found on the Memorial Medical Center website.