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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Program on Men's Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on men's health on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).

The program, “Men's Health Tune-Up,” begins at 5:30 p.m. with free health screenings and appetizers followed by the formal program at 6 p.m., 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. Friends of Memorial is presenting the program.

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 7 p.m. Demonstrations on CPAP machines will be offered before the event starts from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit MemorialMedical.com/Events. No advance registration is necessary

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