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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Jan 1, 2009 @ 05:14 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

What We Know and What Can Be Done? By Gary D. Foster, Ph.D, Temple University School of Medicine There is increasing attention to the causes, consequences, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a condition that millions of Americans suffer from, many without knowing it. This article describes risk factors and treatment for OSA with a focus on its relationship to type 2 diabetes.

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VA sees sharp rise in apnea cases

Jan 1, 2009 @ 04:56 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

By Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – The number of veterans receiving disability benefits for a sleeping disorder has increased 61% in the past two years and now costs taxpayers more than $500 million per year, according to Veterans Affairs data released to USA TODAY.

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Study Finds Seasonal Variance in Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Jan 1, 2009 @ 04:22 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Researchers have found that the prevalence of mild sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in young children may fluctuate seasonally. The findings were presented at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC in San Antonio.

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke

Jan 1, 2009 @ 03:47 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Even Mild Sleep Apnea Puts Men in Danger

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults, especially men, according to new results from a landmark study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. Overall, sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke in men. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the upper airway is intermittently narrowed or blocked, disrupting sleep and breathing during sleep.

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Sleep Apnea Increases Insulin Resistance

Jan 1, 2009 @ 03:33 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Sleep apnea may cause metabolic changes that increase insulin resistance, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The intermittent hypoxia associated with sleep apnea causes a distinct drop in insulin sensitivity in mice, even though chronic hypoxia, such as that associated with high altitude, did not.

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Jack Hanna seeks treatment for sleep apnea

Jan 1, 2009 @ 02:13 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

So, what has 16 gorillas, 2 polar bears, a flock of flamingos, and a CPAP machine? The answer is Jack Hanna, wildlife expert and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo.

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