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Monday, February 04, 2013

Superbowl Event in New Orleans Raises Awareness of Sleep Apnea

Our team enjoyed a great experience this past weekend screening retired NFL players for sleep apnea in our New Orleans dental sleep office.  We were invited to participate with Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and the NFLPA in conjunction with The Living Heart Foundation under the direction of Dr. Archie Roberts, retired cardiologist and NFL quarterback.  We were joined by Dr. Stuart Busby, director of Ochsner's Sleep Center at Ochsner Baptist in New Orleans, Dr. Earl Bowie, director of Ochsner's Sleep Center on the Northshore, and Sleep Medicine Nurse Practitioner Victoria Brandt.

Players were referred by the Louisiana NFLPA chapter and from the Player Care medical screenings conducted by The Living Heart Foundation during Superbowl week at the Convention Center.  The goal was to raise awareness of the high incidence of sleep apnea in athletes and to hopefully intervene in potentially life-saving ways by beginning the steps to proper diagnosis and treatment.

Lori and Holly with Alden Roche
of the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks,
and Denver Broncos.
Dr. Moreau and Brian Holloway,
New England Patriots and LA Raiders

From left, Dr. Busby, Nat Moore of the Miami Dolphins,
Dr. Moreau and David Gergens, PPHA representative and owner
of Gergen's Ortho Lab in Scottsdale, AZ, a sponsor of the event.
Dr. Moreau (left), Mark Walczak of the San Diego
Chargers, Phoenix Cardinals, Indianapolis
Colts and Buffalo Bills
Dr. Busby (left), Paul Irons, Cleveland Browns, and Dr. Moreau
Covington, LA native and NFL legend Isiah Robertson
(the tallest one) with Dr. Moreau (from left), David
Gergens and Dr. Harry Suggs of Dallas.  Isiah was a 6-time ProBowler and was Defensive Rookie of the Year as a 1st
round draft choice of the LA Rams in 1971.  And...he
graduated from Covington High!

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