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For People at Risk for Dementia, Sleep Apnea Causes Brain Changes

As America’s population is getting older, we see an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. This condition can lead to dramatically shortened lives for sufferers, and even in its early stages, dementia can rob sufferers of their quality of life. It also dramatically impacts the family of sufferers, who have to watch a loved [...]

By |August 9th, 2018|Dementia / Brain Damage, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on For People at Risk for Dementia, Sleep Apnea Causes Brain Changes

Could New TMJ Tissue Implant Eliminate TMJ Surgery?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) are best treated early, before they result in destruction of the joint’s critical cushioning disc. Once that disc is destroyed, we currently have no alternative but surgery to replace the joint with an artificial replacement. Unfortunately, these replacement joints have very high complication rates and often don’t work [...]

By |July 26th, 2018|TMJ|Comments Off on Could New TMJ Tissue Implant Eliminate TMJ Surgery?

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Could Be Causing Your Headaches

If you are having frequent headaches, they can be disruptive. It can be hard to work, and even harder to play when you have bad headaches. And it can be very hard to track down the cause of your headaches, too, which makes them even more frustrating. But [link id='16' text='sleep apnea' [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Headache, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Could Be Causing Your Headaches

A Blood Test for Sleep Apnea? That Might Work

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition, but, with treatment, risks may be reduced. However, before treatment can start, we have to detect people with the condition. That’s where having additional screening techniques can be helpful. The more ways we can detect sleep apnea, the more likely we are to find it [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on A Blood Test for Sleep Apnea? That Might Work

Why Isn’t There a Cure for TMJ?

A recent article in US News & World Report looked at one woman’s struggle to get treatment for her temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). It’s not a heartening story, because her symptoms persist, despite years of trying to get treatment for her condition. This can make people wonder: why don’t we have a [...]

By |June 14th, 2018|TMJ|Comments Off on Why Isn’t There a Cure for TMJ?
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