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New Study Will Tell Us Whether Treating Sleep Apnea Prevents Dementia

Sleep apnea has been linked to an elevated risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s been shown to make it more likely that you develop dementia at an early age.  But there are still some gaps in our knowledge. Most importantly, we don’t yet know whether treating sleep [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Dementia / Brain Damage, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Study Will Tell Us Whether Treating Sleep Apnea Prevents Dementia

Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

Is losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you starting to flag on it? Well, if so, consider this incentive: patients who lost weight were able to see their pain reduce in many joints throughout the body, not just the joints that have to bear the weight. This means not only that weight [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the US, according to recent estimates. Although it’s hard to say for sure, it’s likely that one of the most serious--and easily preventable--medical errors is a failure to treat sleep apnea among hospital patients. Now a new large study shows just [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

Migraine Surgery Is Successful in Study

Migraine surgery remains a controversial procedure to treat migraines. Although advocates push its potential benefits, the studies demonstrating these benefits have been questioned, and the cost, side effects, and other drawbacks have been shown to be significant. Now a new study is demonstrating the potential functional benefits of migraine surgery, lending additional [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Migraine|Comments Off on Migraine Surgery Is Successful in Study

Snoring, Impacts Dominated Top 10 Health Concerns in 2017

Welcome to 2018. Now that 2017 is behind us, it’s a great time to look back at the year that was and consider its impacts. Enter all the year-end retrospectives, some of which are more interesting than others (top 10 retractions, anyone? Anyone?) One of the more interesting lists that came out at the end [...]

By |January 4th, 2018|Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Snoring, Impacts Dominated Top 10 Health Concerns in 2017
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