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05. 09. 2019

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Teen Obesity & OSA

We already know that OSA causes (and is related to) other serious health issues, no matter what your age is.  The following article focuses on teens diagnosed with OSA who are also battling obesity.  Studies have shown that 60% of obese children have OSA.  The author mentions the “chicken or egg” story, because many times…

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04. 01. 2019

Recent News, Sleep Aches, TMJ

Balance and Disorders of the Inner Ear

Saying, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” is something that we all have joked about, but it is actually a very serious matter.  Balance is one the leading health concerns of people over the age of 65 and more than 1/3 of this population suffers a fall in the United States each year.  If…

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03. 26. 2019

Sleep Apnea

How to Sleep with Sleep Apnea

Have you taken the sleep apnea quiz? At the Michigan Head & Neck Institute, we’ve created a simple questionnaire to help you find the possible source of your restless sleep or loud snoring. Taking the do I have sleep apnea quiz can help determine whether you have this sleep disorder, and this guide will help…

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03. 01. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that causes you to momentarily stop breathing multiple times per night. Because the symptoms occur while you are unconscious, you may not even be aware that you have a problem until someone else brings it to your attention. However, there are warning signs of sleep apnea that occur while…

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02. 18. 2019

TMJ

How an Injury May Result in TMJ Pain

If you notice jaw pain following a fall, blow to the face, or whiplash injury, take it seriously. You may be experiencing the beginning symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. The longer the damage goes untreated, the worse the condition can get and the more difficult it can be to correct. As soon as you notice…

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