Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014
May 12th, 2014 marks the next health screening for former NFL players hosted by Living Heart Foundation (LHF) and Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). Dr. Elliott Alpher, Sleep Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) Dental Division, is said to be a key speaker at the event. David Gergen, ASBA Dental Division Executive Director states, "The combined effort of these organizations working together within the medical and wellness community is key to addressing the needs of sleep disordered breathing."
Following a successful presentation from ASBA Dental Division Sleep Director, Dr. Elliott Alpher and David Gergen, ASBA Dental Division Executive Director, to the Department of Transportation, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3095, Gergen stated, “Sleep disordered breathing is a global concern.”
The previous health screening held at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ February 22, 2014 was considered a huge success, gathering over 53 NFL greats as well as ABC15, FOX10 and AZFamily news, covering the screening locally. LHF’s NFL overall health screening includes 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.
For more information about Dr. Elliott Alpher, please visit: http://www.thealphercenter.com.
For more information about the American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Divison visit: http://www.americansleepandbreathingacademy.com.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players and the public through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising awareness, in a fun and memorable way. The PPHA was created by David Gergen.
About David Gergen
As President of Pro Player Health Alliance, he 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. 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.