“Help! I Can’t Sleep”
About 35% of people have sleep complaints at any one time. Are you one of the ones who is awake in the night when you’d rather be sleeping? Or do you lay in bed “trying” to sleep? In this class learn behavioral and lifestyle strategies to make your sleep more robust and reliable.
“Sleep Health and Disorders”
National University of Natural Medicine, Portland
Bastyr University, Kenmore
Healthy sleep is imperative for overall good health. This course will begin with sleep and circadian physiology and normal sleep throughout the life span. Then the six primary categories of sleep disorders will be covered. Cases will be presented, with time for discussion and work-up of the differential diagnosis. Women’s sleep health and the interaction between sleep and other disorders will be included. Course will conclude with information on ways to promote healthy sleep, botanical and nutritional approaches, and common pharmaceuticals.
“Sleep and Mental Health”
National University of Natural Medicine
About Sleep and mental health have a bi-directional relationship – many sleep disorders have mental health symptoms, and common mental health problems show disrupted sleep. This class will discuss these connections, along with giving primary care students diagnostic tools and pathways.
Primary Care in Women conference
Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine
register at http://instituteofwomenshealth.com/future-conferences/
“Using circadian rhythms to improve health”
Every year more research accumulates showing how circadian functions are written into our DNA, and thereby impact our health. This comprehensive lecture will cover the state of the science, how circadian rhythms work, circadian sleep disorders, and keys to aligning your patient’s lifestyle with their body clock to optimize health. This is a cutting edge topic, and a foundation to health.
“Sleep treatments for diabetes & cardiovascular disease”
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are leading health concerns in women’s primary care. They require a multi-pronged approach to successfully manage with a minimum of medications. Sleep health and disorders can contribute to these diseases, yet many times sleep is not even evaluated. Learn how to assess sleep in your diabetic and CVD patients, and use sleep as a tool to improve management of these conditions.
“Shift working women – health implications & prevention”
About 20% of Americans work shifts, which has a known negative impact on health. In fact, the Worlds’ Health Organization in 2007 classified night shift as a “probable carcinogen.” In women, working shifts is associated with menstrual irregularities, depression, increased heart health problems, and increased rates of breast cancer. In the primary care setting, knowledgeable physicians can increase monitoring, preventive care, and treatments for their shift working patients.