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Release: Dec. 1, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on shift workers and sleep
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mark Eric Dyken, M.D., director of the Sleep Disorders
Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a neurologist and
an associate professor of neurology with University of Iowa Health Care, will
lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on shift workers
and sleep with a nationwide audience from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com
home page under "Upcoming Events."
After receiving his medical degree from the Indiana University School of
Medicine in Indianapolis, Dyken completed an internship in internal medicine
at Ball Memorial Hospital. Dyken completed his residency in neurology and
a fellowship in electrophysiology and sleep disorders at the UI. His specialty
is neurology and sleep disorders. His clinical interests are sleep disorders
medicine, obstructive sleep apnea, cerebrovascular disease, narcolepsy, parasomnias
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com
and clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is part of an increasing
trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet.
According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm
that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide
Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects
that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.