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SleepQuest Becomes Part of Aetna's Network of Health Care Providers

Jun 24, 2009 @ 06:34 AM — by Robert Koenigsberg

SleepQuest, San Carlos, Calif, a provider of in-home sleep testing and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment, recently signed a contract with Aetna Inc. SleepQuest will be a national provider of sleep apnea testing and treatment as part of Aetna's participating network of health care providers.

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The Dentist's Role in Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment

Jun 17, 2009 @ 04:41 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sleep apnea, a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder if left untreated, affects approximately 18 million Americans. During sleep apnea episodes, a person stops breathing for at least 10 seconds. Depending on the severity of the disorder, a person can have between 10 and 60 episodes a night. Sleep apnea treatment often involves a team of healthcare providers, including dentists, general physicians, surgeons and sleep specialists.

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Aetna Selects SleepQuest for National Obstructive Sleep Apnea Services

Jun 16, 2009 @ 04:15 AM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Relationship increases access to testing for sleep-related illnesses

SleepQuest, a national provider of comprehensive sleep screening, testing, therapy and compliance services for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), has been selected for a national contract with Aetna, one of the nation's largest healthcare benefit providers.

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Sleep apnea changes brain bioenergetics

Jun 3, 2009 @ 03:28 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Snoring is often viewed as humorous. However, one researcher is calling for an end to such a societal view, as snoring could be an implication of a far more serious condition: sleep apnea. And what's more, the disorder of sleep apnea (also spelled apnoea) may be more dangerous than previously thought. Scientists from University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found that those suffering from "obstructive sleep apnoea experience similar changes in brain biochemistry as people who have had a severe stroke or who are dying, the research shows."

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Obstructive sleep apnea and aldosterone

Jun 1, 2009 @ 02:42 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the arteries. Increased blood volume, increased heart rate and constriction of arterial blood vessels are some factors that can elevate pressure within the blood vessels. Hypertension can also occur in association with risk factors such as obesity, stress, a high fat or high sodium diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and in association with certain disorders such as Cushing's disease.

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