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2012-08-27 11:19:45

People who drive commercial vehicles, such as buses, taxis, trucks and airplanes, could be incorrectly reporting their symptoms of sleep apnea due to their fears of endangering their employment, according to a new study. The research will be presented on 1 September 2012 at the European Respiratory Society's (ERS) Annual Congress in Vienna. All the abstracts from the ERS Congress will be publicly available online today (26 August 2012). People with the sleep apnea suffer frequent...

April 18: Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
2012-04-18 03:58:25

Connie K. Ho for Redorbit.com 18 million. That´s the number of people, and counting, who are believed to have sleep apnea. What´s most shocking is that three-quarters of them don´t even know that they have the disorder. To bring awareness to sleep apnea, the American Apnea Sleep Association (ASAA) has made April 18 Sleep Apnea Awareness Day. Sleep apnea is a chronic disease where the person´s tongue and soft palate fall against the back of the throat, making it...

2010-09-16 13:03:00

DALLAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- LIG Assets, Inc. (LIG) (Pink Sheets: LIGA), a Dallas-based investment company, today began distributing and marketing a new cleaner and disinfectant for the masks of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines, which provide breathing therapy primarily for patients suffering from sleep apnea. The unique CPAP mask cleaner/disinfectant, called Simple Step, was developed by Jones Products Company, LLC, which is 51% owned by LIG Assets, Inc. Simple...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

Covidien (NYSE: COV, BSX: COV), a leading global healthcare products company, today announced the launch of Sandman Alliance(SM), a first-of-its-kind sleep therapy management program. The Sandman Alliance program is the latest addition to Covidien's "Unite to Treat Sleep Apnea" initiative to improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The Sandman Alliance program unites patients, sleep clinicians and home care providers in their efforts to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...

2008-09-09 09:00:51

According to recent studies reported on in the Los Angeles Times, continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, can prolong lives. Compliance is the number one problem and companies, such as InnoMed Technologies and RespCare. Inc., who's products entered an industry dominated by such companies as Resmed (NYSE:RMD) and Respironics (NYSE:PHG) have successfully addressed that issue by offering an alternative to the conventional masks and pillows on the market. InnoMed Technologies...

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Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

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