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We’re Hosting a Free Educational Session for Chiropractors

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As you can tell from our website, Dr. Richard Klein exclusively treats TMJ and sleep apnea at Michigan Head & Neck Institute and has over 30 years of experience in treating TMJ disorders. He has helped many people who couldn’t find relief for their headaches, eye pain, ear pain, or jaw pain until they came to Michigan Head & Neck Institute.

Dr. Klein will be hosting a free educational session on August 28th, 2014 at our location. He will be discussing current and new information on cervical dysfunction as it relates to cephalgia, multiple eye and ear dysfunctions, and TMJ dysfunctions. The session is available exclusively for Chiropractors who want to learn more about what they can do for their patients that are experiencing symptoms of a TMJ dysfunction.

This educational event for Chiropractors will be held at Michigan Head & Neck Institute located on 11 Mile Road in Warren, MI. There will be a social hour at 5:30pm before the session begins and dinner is available at 6:30pm. Seating is limited, so those who wish to attend should contact Lauren at (586) 573-0438 ext. 204 or email her at info@michiganheadandneck.com to reserve their seat. This is especially beneficial to new Chiropractors and Chiropractors who are unfamiliar with TMJ dysfunction symptoms.

 

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New Episode of “Getting out of the Pain Lane”

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Listen to a new episode of Dr. Klein’s radio show “Getting out of the Pain Lane” tonight at 7:00pm on 1400AM or 92.7FM as he will take live calls and answer listeners’ questions regarding TMJ and sleep apnea. Have a question of your own? Be sure to call in! Perhaps you have been dealing with unexplained headaches, ear pain, blurry vision, jaw clicking, or just want to know if your partner’s snoring might be a sign of a dangerous condition. If any of those describe you, then you won’t want to miss the show, and you definitely should call in tonight!

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Priceless Information Now at No Cost in Celebration of Dr. Klein’s New Radio Show

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Patriot Radio LogoDr. Richard Klein has a new radio show where he has occasional guests and always takes live questions to inform listeners about TMJ (jaw problems) and sleep apnea. To celebrate the launch of Dr. Klein’s new radio show, “Getting out of the Pain Lane” which is airing on Patriot Radio we are offering informational packets about TMJ and sleep apnea at no cost. While some physicians might charge around $30.00 to inform people about the dangers of not treating problems like TMJ or obstructive sleep apnea and what solutions are available, we offer a DVD in our sleep apnea informational packet that costs you nothing but the time to request it. The DVD discuss when snoring can go from just being a nuisance to being a sign of something more dangerous, as well as how CPAPs work and how oral appliances (mouthpieces) can help treat sleep apnea.

We also offer an informational packet for those who find they are experiencing some of the symptoms found under our TMJ tab like headaches, ear pain, hearing loss, eye pain, blurry vision, jaw pain or clicking, and even locking of the jaw. Those are signs that a TMJ problem might be present and the TMJ packet can help provide important information about how the problems are diagnosed, typically treated, and even some at-home exercises you can do to help your condition (if approved by your diagnosing physician).

If you are interested in either of the information packets, or would even like both then please provide your name and address to our email at info@michiganheadandneck.com. Please note: we will never sell your information to a third party and the information you provide will only be used for the purposes of this one time mailing. If you request both packets, they will come as two separate pieces of mail.
Dr. Klein’s radio show can be heard on Patriot Radio (1400AM or 92.7FM) on the following upcoming dates:

April 23rd at 7:00pm
May 15th at 7:00pm
May 29th at 7:00pm
June 26th at 7:00pm
Stay tuned for more dates…

To learn more about Dr. Klein’s radio show, check out this recent press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11726659.htm

FAA Wants Overweight Pilots Screened for OSA

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After Dr. Klein worked diligently with fellow colleagues, and attended several meetings in Washington, DC (among the efforts of others in the industry), members of the Department of Transportation are definitely seeing the need to regulate the identification and diagnosis of sleep apnea in the people that hold occupations such as driving semi-trucks, flying airplanes, and other professional transportation positions. Legislation went into effect in December that would require pilots with a BMI of 40 or higher to be screened for sleep apnea. Although the new legislation was faced with some resistance as they weren’t sure how to implement such a tactic, it has been decided recently that the FAA must go through the normal rulemaking process before subjecting overweight pilots to sleep apnea screening. Read more about it here: http://www.flyingmag.com/news/Dt88ZUEb6HWK2RWZ.99

Although being overweight can contribute to the likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is not fair to say that only overweight people have OSA (click the “Sleep Apnea” tab above for more information). So if the FAA is only screening pilots that are overweight, they could still be missing some employees that could have severe and potentially life-threatening OSA. It also brings up the question about the ethics of only requiring overweight pilots to undergo the testing.

The article states that the testing is expensive and that there is a concern about those expenses associated with this new requirement. While sleep lab studies might be more costly, depending on where they are preformed, at home sleep studies are typically much less expensive and are proving to be a great alternative. While some people speculate that they think the test is better conducted in a lab, others believe that they sleep better at home – providing what they think are more accurate results. As research continues, only time will tell.

Great Educational Session at Rainbow Rehab

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rainbow rehabilitation Dr. Klein was at Rainbow Rehabilitation’s Neuro Rehab Facility yesterday.

Dr. Klein had a great time educating some wonderful staff about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), auto accidents and how they both relate to TMJ problems and sleep apnea. We look forward to working with them again in the future! See what those wonderful people are doing to change lives at: http://www.rainbowrehab.com/

Our school supplies drive was a hit!

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Previous post: We are hosting a school supplies drive for a local elementary school through August 28th. Please read more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11026897.htm

Siersma Elementary School in Warren, MI now has year-round attendance. Help us ensure the children at the school are well equipped to have a great year!

We had a wonderful turnout for our school supplies drive, and the staff at Siersma was wonderfully appreciative of the several boxes of school supplies we dropped off to them this week. Thank you to everyone that helped us make that possible!

Educational Session at Lakeshore ENT

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Dr. Klein is definitely looking forward to meeting with the staff at Lakeshore ENT at their St. Clair Shores location. It is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the whole group while getting to interact school supplies we dropped off to them this week. Thank you to everyone that helped us make that possible!

Dr. Klein is definitely looking forward to meeting with the staff at Lakeshore ENT at their St. Clair Shores location. It is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the whole group while getting to interact school supplies we dropped off to them this week. Thank you to everyone that helped us make that possible! Dr. Klein is definitely looking forward to meeting with the staff at Lakeshore ENT at their St. Clair Shores location. It is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the whole group while getting to interact school supplies we dropped off to them this week. Thank you to everyone that helped us make that possible!

Dr. Klein on local news’ “Medical Minute” from 2/12/13-5/21/13

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Tune in to My TV 20′s (WYMD) 10:00p.m. local news program February 12th, and every Tuesday night until May 21st for important information from Dr. Klein. He will be featured in their “Medical Minute” segments, and will be discussing sleep apnea and TMJ problems. If you work early, and can’t watch the 10:00 local news program, be sure to set your DVR or watch them on our YouTube Channel (after each airs), because you won’t want to miss out!

We are hosting a toy drive!

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Michigan Head & Neck Institute is Hosting a Toy Drive!

We will be hosting a holiday toy drive at our facility, the Michigan Head & Neck Institute. The first day of collections will be the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 23rd). Whether you’re one of Dr. Klein’s patients and have an appointment that day, or you are out doing your Black Friday shopping, stop in and drop your donations off at our office. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday during business hours through Wednesday, December 19th. All toys collected will be taken to Henry Ford Hospital of Macomb and distributed to children who will be patients in the hospital throughout the holidays. We will accept all new, unopened toys for children 0-18 years old. However, there is the highest need for infant toys such as rattles or teething rings and activity books of all sorts for the older children we are providing them with Free Sudoku online, online crosswords and online puzzles to keep their minds entertained. Michigan Head & Neck Institute will accept even the smallest donation with great appreciation. If you have any questions, please call or email. Click the “Contact Us” tab for our contact information and a map of our location.  We look forward to your donations, and we wish you all happy holidays!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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october is breast cancer awareness month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a former president of the Michigan Cancer Foundation (in the 1970s and 1980s), Dr. Klein applauds the efforts of those advancing cancer treatment, as well as those who show their support for the cause. We are showing our support by wearing various pink items, as you can see some of our staff wearing here. How are you showing support this month?