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HOUGHTON – Portage Health sleep medicine physician Dr. Carl Smoot was a Keynote speaker for the Student Leadership Conference today at Michigan Tech.

Dr. Smoot presenting to CCISD studentsDr. Smoot presents to area high school students.

The conference is put on by the Copper Country Intermediate School District Student Leadership Committee, and was open to high school students from area schools.

“I want you to be ambassadors for sleep to your families, friends and future employers,” Dr. Smoot told the students.

The presentation aimed to help students develop healthy sleep patterns. Creating and developing a healthy sleep schedule can make a sizable different for adults at any age.

“Sleep has always been a key element for a human’s well being,” Dr. Smoot told the students. “Some of the greatest human civilizations, such as the Greeks and Romans had a focus on sleep that we don’t seem to have anymore.”

His presentation was the opening keynote address to the students, who were involved in several breakout sessions throughout the day before finishing up with another keynote speaker, Kim Cameron, head coach of the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team.

To learn more about Dr. Smoot and the Portage Health Sleep Disorders Center, visit portagehealth.org/sleep. If you’re interested in having Dr. Smoot talk to your group, contact the Portage Health Communication Department at 483-1566.


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