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Mon March 4, 2013
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Sleep apnea screenings under way in Shreveport

Shreveport sleep specialist Dr. Mary Beth Valiulis is offering free screenings this week for sleep apnea, in recognition of National Sleep Awareness Week.
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A Shreveport physician and board certified sleep specialist is providing free screenings this week for sleep apnea in recognition of National Sleep Awareness Week. Sleep apnea is a disorder whereby a person briefly stops breathing during sleep, and it happens repeatedly. According to Dr. Mary Beth Valiulis, in severe cases it’s akin to running a marathon at night. The body is wiped out.

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