Sleep to be Topic of “Doctors on Call” Aug. 2

Many refer to sleep as our body’s natural recharging mechanism.  What is too little sleep?  How do you get the best sleep possible?  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about sleep in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” Thursday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

Jack Parker, M.D., is Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at WVU.  He received his medical degree from Wayne State University and his specialty training from The U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  His special interests include sleep medicine. 

John Young, M.D., is a neuropsychiatrist at WVU. He received his medical degree and specialty training from West Virginia University.  He is Director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic. 

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Charlotte Dillis, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.


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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
ks: 08-01-07

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