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2014-01-30 23:03:36

100 Percent of Patients Improved, 73 Percent Cured Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 There is a relatively new and innovative treatment option available to individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which is defined by pauses in breathing that can last a few seconds to a few minutes, and occur as little as 5 to greater than 30 times per hour. The treatment is radiofrequency ablation (RFA). “Ten years ago, RFA was performed in a hospital setting,” said Jeffrey L....

2011-11-01 07:00:00

⢠According to the National Institute of Health, more than 18 million Americans have some form of sleep apnea, millions more around the world. ⢠The MySleepApneaCure.com website features educational materials and an all-natural program that targets specific muscles and soft tissue in the neck and throat to treat and cure OSA. ⢠The My Sleep Apnea Cure Program is America's best selling, all-natural sleep apnea treatment with thousands of...

2009-02-02 07:10:00

The nighttime nuisance could signal breathing problems associated with strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heavy snoring can be far from a nuisance. It can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where an individual briefly stops breathing during the night which raises the risk of heart failure and strokes. "Sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing is one that we're getting more and more interested in...

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2008-12-31 14:45:15

New research in the journal Pediatrics shows that obese children who have difficulty breathing while they sleep have excessive daytime sleepiness compared with slimmer children who are also chronic snorers. Drs. David Gozal and Leila Kheirandish-Gozal of the University of Louisville in Kentucky said the symptoms in heavy children are strikingly reminiscent of excessive daytime sleepiness patterns in adults with obstructive sleep apnea. The findings suggest that obstructive sleep apnea looks...

2006-02-03 10:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mouth devices that aid breathing during sleep can be used as the first-line treatment for people with chronic snoring or milder cases of obstructive sleep apnea, according to new treatment guidelines. The guidelines, published this week by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, recommend that oral appliances - similar to mouth guards used in sports - be offered as an initial treatment to people with mild to moderate OSA. People with more severe cases, however, are...

2005-09-13 09:25:00

NEW YORK -- New research suggests that symptoms of depression are fairly common among people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, an ailment in which their airways become blocked and they frequently stop breathing for brief periods while they sleep. However, treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which delivers pressurized air via a facemask to keep airways open while they sleep, may improve these depressive symptoms. "I think clinicians need to recognize that patients...


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