LEWISTON — “Learn More about Obstructive Sleep Apnea” will be the subject of a Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentation set for Thursday, June 6.

Diana L. Wilson, MD, a pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist and the director of the Central Maine Sleep Center, will discuss what obstructive sleep apnea is and how it how it affects quality of life and long-term health.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder resulting in poor quality sleep and often, daytime sleepiness. Many patients with obstructive sleep apnea are unaware that they have it. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular problems as well as depression and loss of productivity.

A Maine native and graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, Wilson earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington.

She completed an internal medicine residency and fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She also completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She practices at Central Maine Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

The free program will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on June 6 in the Chairmen’s Rooms, located on the lower lever of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building. Those interested in attending should register in advance by calling 795-8448, emailing [email protected] or registering online at www.cmmc.org. Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

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