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Sleep and Heart Disease Connection Revealed at Free Class at Rogue Valley Medical Center

Sleep and heart disease are connected. Learn what you need to know at “Sleep and Your Heart,” a free lunch and learn, Wed., Mar. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rogue Valley Medical Center campus in Medford.

March 17, 2011 - PRLog -- MEDFORD, Ore.--Sleep and heart disease are connected. Learn what you need to know  at “Sleep and Your Heart,” a free lunch and learn, Wed., Mar. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smullin Health Education Center on the Rogue Valley Medical Center campus in Medford.

People who get too little sleep are more than tired, they are at risk for many health complications, including heart disease. For example, researchers at the University of Chicago recently published findings showing that too little sleep causes calcium to build up in the heart arteries, leading to plaques that clog the arteries, causing heart attack or stroke.  The University of Chicago researchers found that 27 percent of people who got five hours of sleep each night had plaque in their arteries while on 6 percent of those who got at least seven hours of sleep had plaque.

Join Melodee Badley, Family Nurse Practioner, Rogue Valley Sleep Center (http://www.rvmc.org/RVMC/Medical-Services/sleep-center/in...), as she reveals the connections between sleep disorders and your heart.

Melodee will explain why too little sleep, as well as sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia can lead to heart disease.  She will also show how you can get a better night’s sleep and be healthier.

The event is free and the lunch is heart-healthy, but registration is required and space is limited. Please call 888-688-4920 or register online at http://www.asante.org/classes-events.

The presentation is part of the “Heart and Sole Club” series presented by Asante Community Health Education. “Rogue Valley Medical Center is nationally-recognized for excellence in heart care,” said Sarah Walker, Asante Community Health Education. “And this heart health series is meant to help everyone in the Rogue Valley take care of their hearts.”

To learn more about the series, visit us online at Heart and Sole (https://www.asante.org/RVMC/about-us/news-media/2011/pr01...).

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Asante Health System is a non-profit organization providing advanced medical care to over 550,000 people in Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford and Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass.

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