The Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine launched a web module featuring Shaquille O’Neal, a newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea patient. The module, called “Apnea,” is the third portion of the Division’s Sleep and Health Education Program, “Understanding Sleep.”
“The module contains extensive information on the symptoms, personal and societal impact, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea delivered through a mixture of text, graphics, video, and user interactive media,” according to information on the Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine Web site. “It will provide useful information for patients, their families, and any person interested in learning more about this important condition.”
Stuart F. Quan, MD, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and senior physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, kicked off a publicity campaign for the module in mid May.