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Harvard Educator to Discuss Sleep at Health Fair

Submitted by on February 25, 2013 – 2:40 pm
Dr. Lawrence Epstein

Dr. Lawrence Epstein

“What Everyone Should Know About Sleep,” is the title of a lecture presented by Harvard University Faculty member Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein, at Northern Essex Community College on Wednesday, March 6, from 10 to 11 a.m.. in Lecture Hall A of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. This event is free and open to the public.


Epstein, who teaches at Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine, is program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Sponsored by the NECC Health and Sciences & Counseling Services, this talk will be a highlight of the college’s annual Health and Wellness Fair. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be tables and displays exploring issues such as gum disease, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, SIDS, sleep deprivation, asthma, smoking cessation, secondhand smoke, hypertension/blood pressure screening, healthy eating, fractures & diseases of the bone, STD Information, mental health counseling information & sleep assessment.

For additional information call 978-738-7888.

Northern Essex offers two dozen associate degree and certificate health care programs including a Sleep Technologist Certificate. For more information on NECC’s health programs go to