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Sleep Apnea Associated with Hearing Loss

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According to a new large population-based study, sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for hearing loss in both the low-frequency and high-frequency ranges. Although the results are preliminary and haven’t been peer-reviewed yet, this represents a new potential danger … Continue reading

Think Your Job Is a Headache? Be Glad You Don’t Work on the Space Station


Recently, NASA and other space agencies were dealing with an epidemic of headaches and other performance problems among the crew of the International Space Station (ISS). They traced this epidemic to the cause of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on … Continue reading

New TMJ Diagnostic Criteria Provide Scientific Uniformity


After many years of work, the International RDC-TMD Consortium has released its updated version of the diagnostic criteria for TMJ. These new criteria consist of a short screening instrument and a longer diagnostic one. However, these criteria depend entirely on … Continue reading

Migraine Relief from Sleep Apnea Treatment


One in four people with migraines has sleep apnea, which has led some people to wonder whether sleep apnea might contribute to migraines. If so, then sleep apnea treatment should give migraine relief, and, according to a small new study, … Continue reading

TMJ Changes Your Brain


TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is more than just jaw pain, it’s a type of chronic pain with far-reaching consequences. It even has the ability to rewire your brain so that you respond differently to touch–your body expects pain from the … Continue reading

Mouthguards Do Not Protect Against Concussion


Modern research suggests that no mouthguard is capable of protecting against a concussion. Mouthguards can protect against dental injury and may help with performance through neuromuscular effects. This makes mouthguards a valuable part of your sporting safety, but reminds us … Continue reading

FAA Revises Sleep Apnea Guidelines


Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced rules that would have forced all pilots with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more to undergo mandatory sleep apnea testing. However, protests from pilots’ groups and timely action by … Continue reading

Migraine Prevention Drug Approved for Teens


For the first time ever, the FDA has approved a migraine prevention drug for teens. The drug topiramate has long been used for migraine prevention in adults, and has been shown to be safe and effective for teens. Although this … Continue reading

Could Glutamate Be Responsible for Your Jaw Pain?


Most of us are at least passingly familiar with glutamate. It’s the “G” in MSG, monosodium glutamate. It’s a common food additive, often associated with Chinese restaurant food, but actually present in many of the modern processed foods we eat. … Continue reading

Why Cone Beam CT Is Becoming the New Standard of Care


Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is rapidly becoming the new standard of care in dentistry. Although many dentists have yet to adopt this new standard, at the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado, we know how important this technique … Continue reading

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