NFL Legends Help Save Lives With David Gergen And Pro Player Health Alliance By Sharing Testimonies At Public Awareness Events Across The Country

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NFL greats continue to support David Gergen by spreading awareness of sleep apnea to the public across the country.

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Pro Player Health Alliance Members With NFL Greats

Recently, Dr. Bradley Eli partnered with Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) to "Tackle Sleep Apnea" with NFL greats. Part of the "Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign is traveling to across the country to promote sleep apnea awareness. The PPHA national campaign has already treated over 150 former NFL players. Many players have been loyal and outspoken advocates of spreading awareness of the deadly disorder across the country with David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance and Gergen's Orthodontic Lab. After hosting a successful event on May 21, Dr. Eli is continuing his own awareness campaign through radio, television and even more public events in the next nine weeks. In addition to educating the public, Dr. Eli will be opening multiple offices in the near future.

While the majority of individuals know a loved one that has sleep apnea or have it themselves, they are unaware of the serious harmful effects caused by letting it go untreated. In addition, people are unaware that they need to seek treatment as it has become customary for individuals to feel tired throughout the entire day. This is due to the stress put on the body from being caused to not breathe up to 10-15 times per hour while asleep.

Even the most fit human beings can be affected by sleep apnea. Super stars of their time, Roy Green and Mike Haynes have both felt the effects of sleep apnea and have joined Pro Player Health Alliance on their all-out awareness campaign. Roy Green has experienced two strokes and two heart attacks due largely in part to sleep apnea. Roy said, "If I had met David Gergen years ago, I wouldn't have had to experience having a heart attack, let alone two heart attacks and strokes. I am extremely grateful for what he's done for me and my former teammates and I'm glad to be a part of spreading awareness on sleep apnea so others don't have to to go through what I did". Dr. Eli's information can be found at

About David Gergen

David Gergen, CDT and President 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. David rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981 and had his career “ah ha” moment. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr. Rodney Willey, Dr. Allan Bernstein, and Dr. Thien Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.

About Dr. Bradley Eli

Dr. Eli earned a post-doctoral Master’s Degree at UCLA where he received advanced training in sleep disorders. He remains the only expert with this unique skill set in the San Diego region. Dr. Eli is on the hospital staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and UCSD. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He holds multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain.

About Pro Player Health Alliance

The Pro Players 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 treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.

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