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Lenoir Memorial Sleep Center

Since 1998, Lenoir Memorial Hospital and Sleep Services of America, a sleep service provider with over 20 years experience in the field of sleep medicine, and the 2005 Recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Sleep Service Provider Industry Innovation and Advancement Award, began providing sleep studies to the community served by Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

The lab has recently been relocated into new facilities near the Minges Wellness Center.  These facilites partner the latest in technology with professional staff and a comfortable attractive environment.  Sleep is a basic human need, as important for good health as diet and exercise. When we sleep, our bodies rest but our brains are active. Sleep lays the groundwork for a productive day ahead. Over the last few years more and more attention has been given to sleep disorders. Even in the more recent news with the tragic death of pro football star Reggie White, we are beginning to see just how many people are affected with sleep disorders. The National Sleep Foundation in 2004 estimated that a lack of sleep costs American employers more than $18 billion annually in lost productivity. At least 100,000 police reported crashes and 1,500 deaths a year are attributed to drowsy driving. Sleep deprivation has also been linked to health problems such as diabetes, congested heart failure, and high blood pressure.

The most common sleep disorder is sleep apnea. Listen to how a sleep study patient described her sleep apnea. “The silence, I’m told, is way worse than the snoring. In the middle of the night, you go quiet for a while. Your chest heaves. Nothing happens. Your body tries again. Still nothing happens. Then, if you’re lucky, your brain kicks in and sends out the alarm: without oxygen, it will starve. So your reflexes get your body to rouse; there’s a snuffling, wheezing and then a big intake of breath. And then back to normal breathing – or more snoring – until the cycle starts again. And all the while, you’re fast asleep, blissfully unaware that anything is going on. “That is called sleep apnea. It happens when your nasal passages or throat gets blocked during sleep and your breathing is badly interrupted. It’s often, but not always, correlated with carrying too much weight, and it occurs more in men than women. It can occur in children of all ages, and has been linked to children with ADD. Unfortunately, most who have it, have no idea they do.

If you suffer from daytime drowsiness, nodding off in the afternoon, been told you have a snoring problem, or wake up restless and tired, you should talk to your physician. You may need to be a sleep disorder patient and not aware of it. There is help available for sleep disorders. Don’t wait till it’s to late for you to get help. See your doctor today to see if you are a candidate for a sleep study.

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Charles Moore joins staff

The Lenoir Memorial medical community would like to welcome Dr. Charles Moore to the medical staff. Dr. Moore recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive/ bariatric surgery at the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Prior to his move to Greenville he was an attending surgeon, trauma, critical care, and general surgeon at the Aria Health System in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Moore is married to Lisa a professor at the Brody School of Medicine.  They have two children.  Dr. Moore may be reached at Lenoir Surgical 252-775-5999.

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HealthLink - Fall 2014

Check out the latest edition of Lenoir HealthLink! Download the pdf.

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Health Needs Assessment

Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link  https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

 

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Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH

Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH.  Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center.  Pre-ordering online opens July 14.  Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.

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Lenoir Memorial receives $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment

Lenoir Memorial has received a $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund the development of a primary stroke center.  The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive program that will stabilize the treatment stroke patients including initial acute care.  Program components will include prevention, treatment, and post-care follow-up.  Constance Hengel, director of Community Programming and Development states, "Death rates from stroke in eastern NC are among the highest in the state and the nation so better stroke outcomes are the goal in this intervention.  Rapid recognition of stroke and reduction of time from event to treatment will be a major focus in the project. Time is brain and every minute counts for someone having a stroke.  Our hope is to help the community becomes more aware of stroke symptoms and improved recognition and time for getting affected residents to our hospital quickly so we can provide rapid treatment."

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Got Gout?

Join Dr. Geeta Katwa, Carolina Regional Arthritis and Rheumatology, PA for a community education presentation on Gout.  If you have Gout, then you know that Gout presents with sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, most often the joint at the base of the big toe. Dr. Katwa will field questions and help you understand the complex arthritis that is Gout.

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Pumkin: from pizza to pie and everything in between

We all know that pumpkins make great jack-o-lanterns and yummy pies.  But did you know that pumpkin as a food has many versatile uses?  Did you know it is a nutritional powerhouse and offers many health benefits?  Come join our Registered Dietitian, Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE, for a sampling of tasty pumpkin recipies, and learn about the many nutritional benefits of pumpkin.

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Keeping a happy heart: Tips on how to stay heart healthy!

Take a look at your to-do list today.  Do you have "get heart healthy" listed?  If not, you should! According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  Come join Graham as he discusses heart healthy tips to reduce your risk for heart disease. 

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Learn the moves of the THRILLER DANCE

The exercise experts at the Minges Wellness Center will be teaching Michael Jackson's THRILLER dance during the month of October.  One of his all time greatest hits, it is something that no one can resist grooving and moving to and it's easy!  There will be a variety of workshops offered all leading up to a final class showcasing the dance on Halloween day, Friday, October 31 at 12 Noon at Lenoir Memorial. Call 252-522-7207 or 252-522-7944 for more details on how you can participate. 

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Free Shredding

Lenoir Memorial and CINTAS Document Management are sponsoring a community-wide SHRED EVENT.  CINTAS will be on hand for community members to safely and confidentially destroy personal and home paperwork and documents through a shredding disposal method.  No cardboard accepted.

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