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09. 29. 2017


Chronic Migraine & Occipital Nerve Stimulation

We have all had headaches before, but what about migraines? Chronic migraine (CM) is characterized by having more than 15 migraine episodes per month, lasting for a minimum of 3 months in a row. CM is 3 times more prevalent in women than men, and typically more severe. Women report greater disability, longer duration, greater…

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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

Are You Getting Enough Exercise?

For many of us working long days in the office, we tend to forget the importance of exercise and the health benefits 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 day can make…

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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

Direct vs. Indirect Causes of OSA

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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