Lunch Bunch Health Topic Talks

The Lunch Bunch: UTMB and community experts speak on health topics

Hear great speakers, gain new insights, and enjoy a free light lunch. A great way to take a break in your day. A door prize drawing will be held at each event.

September 9, 2014, The Lunch Bunch presented:

Menopause and Sleeping:
It’s a Hot Mess!

Sara Nowakowski, PhDMenopause is a normal event in a woman’s life. Most women now live long enough to become menopausal and can expect to live at least another 30 years beyond their final menstrual period. Changes in sleep are commonly experienced during and after menopause and insomnia and fatigue are among the most common health complaints of perimenopausal women.

This presentation focused on sleep disturbance during menopause and provided practical tips to improve sleep and provide resources on where to seek treatment for insomnia.

Dr. Nowakowski is an expert on behavioral sleep medicine and women’s health. She has received numerous grants to test behavioral intervention for insomnia and hot flashes in menopausal women. Her research also focuses on examining sleep and the psychological well-being in women undergoing a hysterectomy.

As with all Lunch Bunch presentations, the event was free and open to the public.

Do not miss the next Lunch Bunch presentation by Drs. Robinson and Silva.

Breast Cancer:

Detection, Surgery and Everything in Between. 

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UTMB Health Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573

UTMB Health Primary Care Pavilion, Galveston
400 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77555
Video webcast

Sessions are free and open to the public.
Questions about this or future sessions?
Call 832.505.1600 or email 

Miss the last Lunch Bunch?...

We hope you were able to join us at our last Lunch Bunch presentation by Dr. Jeff Temple, but if you were not able to join us, watch the video of the presentation.

"Healthy Relationships Don't Just Happen"

If you were not able to join other, past sessions, watch the videos of the presentations here. [Note: no video available for June and July 2014]

Our audience spoke, we listened.

In May 2012, we began hosting The Breakfast Club, an early morning session to share interesting and relevant health information and tips. You told us lunchtime would be more convenient and easier to squeeze in your busy day, so we've adjusted accordingly. The Breakfast Club became the Lunch Bunch, meeting every other month. Now, we bring you the Lunch Bunch monthly! Join us the second Tuesday of the month on your lunch break, from noon to 1 p.m., for a free light lunch. All sessions are free and hosted at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes. A door prize will be given at every event. Visit for more detailed information on upcoming topics from great speakers.

See our Breakfast Club archive...

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

Lunch Bunch Archive 

Watch videos of the past sessions.

UTMB Health Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573

If unable to attend at Victory Lakes, you may attend via webcast at UTMB's Primary Care Pavilion (4th & Harborside) in Room 2.118A.

The Lunch Bunch meets the second Tuesday of
each month from noon to 1 p.m.

Upcoming Sessions*

  • Tuesday, October 14: Breast Cancer: Detection, Surgery, and Everything in Between- Drs. Robinson and Silva

*Topics and dates may change

Videotaping generously made possible by The Oliver Center, Transforming the Practice of Medicine

Lunch Bunch Door Prize



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