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Our Precautions on the COVID-19 Virus

  Dear Patients, fellow Colleagues, and Friends,   At Michigan Head & Neck Institute, it has always been our goal to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, we remain committed to this goal. We continually check for updates from the most credible sources such as…

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01. 20. 2020

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Newly Known Dangers of Snoring

Aside from keeping you awake at night, many individuals who snore heavily are at risk for damaging their upper airways in their sleep.  This, in turn, can lead to a plethora of medical problems including dysphagia, or trouble swallowing.  Researchers at the University of Sweden have been focusing on airway damage and the healing process…

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12. 19. 2019

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Why Do Some People Need Less Sleep?

If someone told you that there was a pill you could take to get by on less sleep, chances are that 99% of us would take it.  Especially if it was proven that no health consequences would be suffered.   Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have identified a genetic mutation showing that mice…

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11. 21. 2019

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Oral Appliance Therapy/Titration

As we know, TMJ/TMD patients frequently present with overlapping signs and symptoms of OSA/sleep disorder patients.  TMD affects approximately 5% to 15% of the population, predominantly women. Many patients exhibit sleep dysfunction associated with persistent pain and inability to sleep on their side, but sleeping supine in most people increases the risk for sleep disordered…

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10. 22. 2019

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The Role of the Cardiologist in Sleep Disorder Breathing

As many of us are aware, OSA is associated with hypertension, AFib, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and stroke.  The number of men and women diagnosed with Sleep Apnea (twice as many men as women) has increased over the last 20 years.  Statistically, 50% of OSA patients are hypertensive, 30% of hypertensive patients have…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


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