64 - Dr. Robert W. Turner II - Sleep Apnea Research - Raising OSA Awareness Among Black Men


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Emma is joined by Dr. Robert W Turner II, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He also holds a position as a Research Scientist in the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research at Duke University. Together they discuss:

* Dr. Turner discusses his research identifying the most effective ways to spread the word among black men about the serious health consequences of untreated sleep apnea.

* The shocking death of Reggie White from untreated sleep apnea and how that raised awareness in the black community.

* Emma praises the excellent documentary Dr. Turner took part in called "Student Athlete" view the trailer here.

* The future of football and the need for more awareness of sleep apnea among players and ex-players.

* Dr. Turner discussed the Black Men's Brain Health Conference held this year and the plans for next year's event. More details here: https://www.mensbrainhealth.org/conference

Find out more about Dr. Turner and his work here: https://www.robertturnerphd.com/

Watch PSA video produced as part of Dr. Turner's research here.

Reggie White article here.

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Disclaimer: this episode of the podcast includes people with sleep apnea discussing their own experiences of medical procedures and devices. This is for information purposes only and you should consult with your own medical professionals before you start or stop any medication or treatment.

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