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2012-05-23 17:23:35

The severity of sleep disordered breathing and nocturnal hypoxemia independently predict both glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new study. "Because people with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are often overweight or obese it has been difficult to interpret earlier studies of the relationship between sleep disordered breathing and metabolic disorders," said Brian Kent, MBBCh, research fellow at St. Vincent's University...

2012-05-21 12:37:59

While previous studies have associated SDB with increased risks of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression, and early death, this is the first human study to link apnea with higher rate of cancer mortality. Lead author Dr. F. Javier Nieto, chair of the department of population health sciences at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, says the study showed a nearly five times higher incidence of cancer deaths in patients with severe SDB compared to those without the disorder, a...

2012-05-19 23:02:37

Sleep Group Solutions and partners are proud to announce: The second annual ℠Drink and Learn´ Event to offer members an evening of Dental Sleep Medicine discussion, and fun on June 7, 2012 Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Each year, leading professionals in the Dental Sleep Medicine industry gather for their annual American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) meeting. This year, Boston courses will focus on surgical and pediatric topics, as well as a comprehensive review for...

2012-05-01 23:00:39

Dr. Walter Fong of Laguna Beach Chiropractic Wellness Center has developed a series of five simple, targeted movements that strengthen the muscles of the throat to stop snoring and sleep apnea at the source. The unique Snore Terminator treatment provides long-term recovery from snoring and sleep apnea naturally, without the use of medical devices. Patients can find more information on in-office treatment and an instructional video at the company's new website. Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) May...

2012-03-19 23:00:18

Dr. Don Crow, DDS, founder of Everett Dental Solutions for Sleep, and member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is now a Medicare approved DME. Oral appliance therapy, provided by a specially trained dentist, is a primary treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea and alternative to CPAP. Oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea is covered by most medical insurance even though treatment is provided by a dentist. Additionally, oral appliances are now covered by Medicare. Early...

You May Be Sleeping Better As You Age, Despite Your Perceptions Otherwise
2012-03-01 09:31:36

Are you getting less sleep the older you get? This has been the popular belief but it may not be true. A new survey of more than 150,000 Americans shows subjective sleep quality actually improves over a lifetime, with the fewest complaints coming from octogenarians, reports BBC News Health and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine . “This flies in the face of popular belief,” Michael Grandner, PhD, lead author of the study said in a statement. “These results force us to...

2012-02-23 13:00:00

The Midmark SleepView® Monitor/Portal, for testing and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has been named as an Award Finalist by the internationally-renowned 2012 Edison Awards in the Science/Medical category, one of fifteen categories honored by the Edison Awards. The Midmark SleepView Monitor is the market´s smallest and lightest portable sleep monitor and allows patients to be tested in the comfort and convenience of their own home. When connected to the Midmark...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.