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NTSB Puts Sleep Apnea in the Crosshairs

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NTSB Puts Sleep Apnea in the Crosshairs:Washington – Testing engineers for sleep apnea was one of many recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board in a special investigation report spurred by five NY-based Metro North Railroad accidents between May 2013 and March 2014. Taken together, the accidents killed 6 people and injured 126.

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Cancer linked to Sleep Apnea

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Not getting a good night’s sleep may be a lot more harmful to your health than you thought. Beyond making you tired and cranky, it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and — most recently — cancer.

Two 2012 studies found that people who suffer from sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with any type of cancer and more likely to die of the disease, than people with undisturbed sleep. (Sleep apnea, estimated to affect 28 ...

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Public Safety Concern

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NY Train Tragedy Spawns Mandatory Sleep Testing

 

In the wake of last year’s Bronx commuter train derailment that killed four passengers, Metro-North officials have issued a directive that would require the 350 engineers who work for the railway to be evaluated in the coming months for sleep apnea.

 

The report from ABC News reiterates that the engineer on the ill-fated train suffered from “severe” sleep apnea. According to reporter N.J. Burkett, the rail union has no objections. Mike Doyle, general chairman of ...

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Six signs that might indicate that your kid would benefit from a sleep study.

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The thought that a child could be suffering from a sleep disorder can be a little heartbreaking for some parents. After all, no mother wants to see her kid always tired, and no father wants his child to struggle to fall and stay asleep during the night. Nevertheless, sleep disorders do affect children(more than 2 million of them, according to recent research), and addressing the problem, possibly with a sleep study, can get them the relief they deserve.

If you and ...

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Dr. Gordon J. Christensen’s latest DVD

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Dr. Gordon J Christensen is the most well know speaker on emerging dental technologies and topics over the past 30 years.  Through his independent research and utilization of “evaluator dentists” in the field, he has become a leading authority in dentistry.  With his new DVD, he jumps into the arena of snoring and sleep apnea and the dentist’s role in treatment.  The LambergSleepWell oral appliance is prominently featured in his just released video.  This is an important presentation that will ...

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American College of Physicians new guidelines:

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The American College of Physicians has published new guidelines for physicians in how to approach their adult patients who suffer from OSA. The recommendations titled “Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults” include weight loss, CPAP and Oral Appliances. http//www,sleepdt.com/acp-recommends-weight-loss-cpap-and-oral-appliances-for-sleep-apnea-sufferers/.

Dentists who are educated and trained to provide OAT are in a position to help these patients who may be seeking alternative therapy as recommended by their physicians as per the ACP guidelines.

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What Sleep Disorder do these personalities all have?

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  • Quincy Jones, music producer
  • Rosie O’Donnell, comic, talk show host, and actress
  • Adam Savage, host of MythBusters
  • Regis Philbin, talk show host
  • Shaquille O’Neal, NBA player
  • Pen Jillette of Pen and Teller, comedian
  • Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
  • Randy Jackson, American Idol
  • Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead
  • George Kennedy, actor in Cold Hand Luke, Airport
  • William Shatner, actor in Star TrekBoston Legal
  • Warren Sapp, NFL football
  • Reggie White, NFL football               They all have Sleep Apnea!
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A-fib contributes to Dementia…..and related to Sleep Apnea

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Study finds a-fib link to earlier dementia

University of Alabama researchers tested more than 5,000 people aged 65 and older on their memory and thinking skills every year for an average of seven years.

They found the ones who had developed a-fib were more likely to have lower thinking and memory scores earlier than those with no a-fib history.

Edward Manno, MD, who did not take part in the study but is a neurologist at Cleveland Clinic, adds: “They did a number ...

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A wake-up call to guys who snore loudly.

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Might the iconic ‘Sopranos’ actor’s legendary loud snore been a warning sign?  James Gandolfini’s snoring was well-known. What’s less well known is that snoring is a warning sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which is linked to higher risks of heart attacks and strokes for people with cardiovascular disease.  It can actually cause cardiovascular disease.  More than 38,000 people a year die from obstructive sleep apnea, usually from a secondary heart attack. This is a wake-up call to guys who snore ...

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Endothelial Dysfunction in children with OSA is associated with epigenetic changes in their genes

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Endothelial Dysfunction in children with OSA is associated with epigenetic changes in their eNOS genes. Kheirandish-Gozal, at Department of Pediatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine, Bio Science Division, University of Chicago published their study in Chest April 2013.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent disorder that has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity, even in children. However, not all children with OSA manifest alterations in endothelial postocclusive hyperemia, an endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)-dependent response. Since expression ...

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