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Which Women Are More at Risk for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy?

We are learning that sleep apnea is a major risk during pregnancy. It can harm both the mother and child. It’s vitally important that we identify which women are at risk for sleep apnea during pregnancy? That’s the focus of a new study from the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Which Women Are More at Risk for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy?

People Regularly Overuse OTC Medications–and They Suffer for It

The nation has finally seen fit to declare a national emergency over the use of prescription opioid pain relievers. However, there are other classes of medication that are also very deadly, are also being abused, and may also need to be better controlled. These are over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications. Although most of us think it’s [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on People Regularly Overuse OTC Medications–and They Suffer for It

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
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