Long Island, New York (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
The Living Heart Foundation (LHF) partners with hospitals across the country to hold free health screenings for former players who are more likely to have cardiovascular health problems and other health issues associated with being overweight than smaller men in the general population. The HOPE (Heart Obesity Prevention and Education) Program extends the screening programs for former NFL players to obesity education and research. The HOPE Super Bowl Symposium Program is set to launch December 5, 2013 in Long Island, New York coinciding with Pro Player Health Alliance's sleep apnea awareness event.
Due to the overwhelming amount of health complications untreated sleep apnea can cause, Dr. Roberts has named Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) as a screening team associate to oversee the sleep screenings at the event. PPHA is a medically directed program headed by Dr. Rudi Ferrate, MD, of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.
Dr. Roberts has confirmed the event will include dental exams by Dr. Neal Seltzer and Dr. Jeffrey Rein, blood pressure, lung age, body composition, ECG, cardiovascular risk detecting blood tests and obstructive sleep apnea screenings. The Apnea Risk Evaluation System by Watermark (ARES home sleep test unit) will be the sleep apnea screening unit used when medically indicated. This screening will be the first of a series of planned LHF HOPE Super Bowl Symposium programs around the country over the next few months.
To learn more about The Living Heart Foundation, visit http://www.livingheartfoundation.org.
December 5, 2013 / 5:00 PM
Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553
About David Gergen
David Gergen, CDT and Executive Director of Pro Player Health Alliance, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
The Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people who suffer from sleep apnea treated. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and NFL legends.