How Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Sleep Apnea

We have always known that cognitive decline was associated with sleep and oxygen deficiency. New research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London shows a direct link between interrupted sleep from ...

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Poor sleep is driving childhood obesity crisis: Too little sleep causes them to eat more and disrupts metabolism

Sleep, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Preventive Health

Pediatricians warn sleep is the ignored culprit driving childhood obesity, as a new study shows a direct link between shut-eye and weight gain....

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To Do :: First Orthodontic Exam No Later Than {Age 7}

Dental

All of my kids started their orthodontic treatment in early elementary school.  Two of the three were already in braces by first grade, and all three had already had their phase one of treatment started, primarily the palatal expander, ...

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Amid ADHD spike, doctors urge closer look at sleep issues

January 24, 2018 Science Daily

ADHD, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Children

Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep disorder....

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Can’t sleep? Younger brains need a buffer before bedtime after binge-watching

Sleep, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Seconds tick off to watch yet another TV episode, tempting viewers immersed in what happens next....

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5 questions that will determine if you're getting enough sleep

Sleep

Everyone knows to aim for seven or eight hours of sleep per night. But that number is a general benchmark — and sleep needs can vary from person to person....

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How gum disease could lead to cancer

Dental

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is characterized by the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the base of the teeth, or the gums....

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Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth

January 18, 2018 Allison Aubrey of NPR

Sleep

Listen up, night owls: If you're sleeping six or fewer hours per night, you're not doing your health any favors....

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5 questions every man in his 40s should ask his doctor

January 18, 2018 Mary Caldwell of AJC

Sleep Apnea, Men's Health

Men are notorious for not wanting to go to the doctor unless they're desperate. But routine doctor's visits – especially when you hit your 40s and beyond – can help you be as healthy as possible. Getting regular care and screenings can ...

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Sleep Better, Lose Weight?

Sleep

Sleeplessness could cost you when it's time to stand on your bathroom scale, a new British study suggests....

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Have heart problems? Get tested for apnea

Sleep Apnea, Sleep

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My husband had a heart attack about two months ago. He snores and stops breathing every night. His cardiologist has tried to impress upon him the importance of diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. So far, he refuses. ...

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There's a New Critical Reason to Keep Your Oral Health in Check

Dental

While it may be easy to shrug off the responsibilities required to maintain good oral health (flossing, ugh), you might want to listen to your dentist: According to two new studies, taking care of your teeth can actually play a role ...

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UK 'oral health crisis': 170 youngsters a day have teeth extracted as sugar blamed for epidemic

January 13, 2018 The Telegraph

Dental

Britain's tooth decay epidemic saw around 170 youngsters have teeth extracted in hospital every day last year, with sugar blamed for creating an "oral health crisis"....

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Emergency department program for older adults cuts hospitalizations by 33 percent

Insurance

Roughly one third of all older patients age 65 and older visiting emergency departments nationwide are admitted to the hospital. But an emergency department program focused on geriatric transitional care has reduced the risk of ...

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Sleep apnea hits diabetic patients

Sleep Apnea, Sleep

Sleep apnea is one of the common problems among people who suffer from diabetes and other metabolic diseases and researchers have found a strong link between them....

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Health experts support sugar tax as Coalition calls for 'personal responsibility'

Preventive Health

Peak health bodies and public health experts have supported calls from the Australian Medical Association to introduce a sugar tax, despite fierce opposition from food and drink industry representatives and politicians....

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Sleep Allows Younger People to Hit ‘Save Button’ on Memories

Sleep, Sleep Apnea

“To die, to sleep — to sleep, perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come.”...

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See How This Cuddly Robot And App Solve Sleep Deprivation At CES 2018

Sleep

More than one-third of Americans are sleep deprived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared insufficient sleep a ‘public health problem’ in a 2016 report on sleep. A fatigued person increases the risk of an ...

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Hibbing truck driver, who ignored sleep apnea, sent to prison for deadly crash

Sleep Apnea

Soon after a federal agency pulled his commercial trucking license and a judge ordered him not to drive, John Ray Carpenter was back behind the wheel....

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Poor oral health increases the risk of weakness in older men

January 05, 2018 The Health Site

Dental

Oral health is really important for over-all wellness, as a study has recently warned that tooth loss, gum disease, tooth decay and dry mouth is linked to increased risks of frailtyin older adults, especially men. According to ...

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13 weird ways parents get children to sleep

January 05, 2018 Sean Coughlan of BBC News

Sleep, Pediatric Sleep Issues

These days in early January are claimed as the darkest days for sleep deprivation....

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What you need to know about low testosterone

Sleep Apnea

It’s nearly impossible to watch a sporting event on TV or listen to an hour of sports radio without seeing or hearing an advertisement for testosterone replacement....

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3 gross reasons why you should finally stop biting your nails

January 04, 2018 Gianluca Russo of Insider

Dental

Bad habits are incredibly hard to break, and some are more difficult than others. Although difficult, whether you can't stop overspending or picking your nose, these habits must be broken. One of the most common issues is biting your ...

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Diagnosing, Treating Sleep Apnea in Hospital Improves Survival

Sleep Apnea

The study screened more than 5,000 hospitalized patients; 18.7% were estimated to have sleep apnea. Those who tested positive for sleep apnea were placed on positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy post-discharge. Patients who were ...

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What Fitbit's 6 billion nights of sleep data reveals about us

Sleep

How we sleep is unbelievably important. Getting too little sleep not only makes you feel lousy and cranky, but it’s also linked to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and even early death. (No pressure.)...

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