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2014-07-02 23:07:17

Academy Diagnostics, a regional leader in pediatric and adult sleep and EEG services, achieves the international gold-standard for quality and safety. For more pediatric sleep & epilepsy news: http://pedzzz.blogspot.com. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Academy Diagnostics Sleep Center in Houston recently received full program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Focusing on infants and children, Academy reaches out to an underserved population for sleep...

2014-06-10 12:29:32

Effects of Drowsiness Similar to Alcohol Consumption DARIEN, Ill., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A highway collision that left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition and killed his mentor is shedding light on the tragic consequences of drowsy driving, which causes more than 100,000 crashes and 1,550 deaths on American roads each year. The tragedy is a reminder that healthy sleep is essential for driver alertness and roadway safety. "Drowsy driving is a threat to personal health and...

2014-06-03 23:09:58

Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud based software for the sleep wellness and sleep medicine industry, has reached an exclusive agreement with Welltrinsic Sleep Network, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) funded national network connecting sleep physicians and accredited centers to deliver high-quality, integrated care for individuals with a sleep-wake disorder. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud...

2014-05-12 08:33:16

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise DARIEN, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign is being launched today as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The campaign will promote widespread awareness of the dangers of chronic sleep loss and...

Stroke, Cancer And Death More Likely In Those With Severe Sleep Apnea
2014-04-15 07:40:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released a 20 year follow-up study of sleep apnea which reveals that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. The results of this study were published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The findings showed that individuals with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four...

2014-04-01 14:01:26

A new study of older men found a link between poor sleep quality and the development of cognitive decline over three to four years. Results show that higher levels of fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency were associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of clinically significant decline in executive function, which was similar in magnitude to the effect of a five-year increase in age. In contrast, sleep duration was not related to subsequent cognitive decline. “It...

2014-03-13 08:25:11

AMSTERDAM, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor D.L. Bliwise appointed as Associate Editor to increase multidisciplinary understanding of the causes and treatments of nocturia The joint editors of European Urology's Nocturia Resource Centre [http://nocturia.elsevierresource.com ], a freely accessible educational platform designed for healthcare professionals specialized in urology, are pleased to announce the appointment of sleep medicine...

2014-03-03 08:32:43

Americans encouraged to plan ahead for time change, seek help for ongoing sleep problems DARIEN, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans prepare to "spring forward" this weekend for daylight saving time, the potential lost hour of sleep is a reminder of the widespread problem of insomnia. With this, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is declaring Insomnia Awareness Day on Monday, March 10, reminding those who suffer from chronic insomnia that help is available from the...

2014-02-12 23:23:35

Improve health and relationships with bedroom tips from The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Darien, Ill. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 A candlelit dinner, a dozen roses, a stroll through the park holding hands. These are all romantic gestures that can be wiped out the instant your head hits the pillow and the snoring begins. This Valentine’s Day, reduce snoring for a better night’s sleep and improved health. “Snoring has serious effects, both on relationships and physical health,...

2014-01-23 08:31:03

American Academy of Sleep Medicine endorses center following onsite review HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is excited to announce it is now accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) following an in-depth application process and onsite review late last year. For more information about The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus watch this video. (Photo:...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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