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09. 29. 2017

Sleep Apnea, TMJ

Medical & Psychological Disorders Named After Popular Literary Characters

Medical practitioners and psychologists use the term “syndrome” to refer to a set or pattern of symptoms that usually occur together and are indicative of a particular disorder, disease, or social condition.  Most syndromes are named after the physicians who first discovered or detected the association of the symptoms. There are exceptions, however.  Many names…

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08. 11. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Bus crash in China’s northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13

At least the United State is (was) taking action to prevent bus, truck and train accidents due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. There is not even a mention of that possibility in this article… https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/10/china-coach-crash-shaanxi-province/558214001/

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07. 19. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Daily Physical Activity

For many of us working long days in the office, we tend to forget the importance of exercise and the health benefits of physical activity associated.  We make excuses to avoid going to the gym, and we place exercise at the bottom of the priority list most times.  Even as little as 15-30 minutes per…

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07. 19. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Korea pushes for safety features in commercial vehicles

I thought I would share this recent article with you regarding the transportation industry and accidents caused by obstructive sleep apnea. The United States Government is also formulating rules to make our trails, rails, air, and waterways safe. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170713000777

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06. 22. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What actually causes Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and why is it left undiagnosed so often? There are a multitude of reasons, but the most common remains that people are unaware they have a sleep problem. OSA is not always obvious (like a broken bone) and people don’t always know how to address the problem. And…

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