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  1. New Sleep Apnea Device Approved by FDA

    May 2, 2014 -- A new device to treat obstructive sleep apnea has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The pacemaker-like unit is the first of its kind and stimulates a specific nerve in order to prevent tongue and throat muscles from relaxing too much during sleep and blocking air

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  2. Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests. Sleep apnea causes repeated, brief interrupt

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  3. Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new kind of implant may offer people suffering from sleep apnea an alternative to wearing an air mask while they snooze, researchers report. With the implant, a pacemaker delivers electrical impulses to a nerve that

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  4. Treating Sleep Apnea Might Be a Win-Win for Golfers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Treating their sleep apnea improved middle-aged men's golf games, according to a small new study. "The degree of improvement was most substantial in the better golfers who have done a superior job of managing the technical

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  5. Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Patients Look Better

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment for sleep apnea may do more than improve your sleep and health: It could help you look better, according to a small new study. Sleep apnea affects millions of American adults. The condition, which often goes undiagnos

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  6. Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea raises the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a long-term study that strengthens a link doctors have suspected. "The presence and severity of sleep apnea are associated with a significantly increased risk

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  7. Obesity May Be Fueling Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- The widening American waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, potentially robbing millions of people of a good night's rest, a new study suggests. The research didn't definitively link the rise in obesity to sleep ap

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  8. Living With Sleep Apnea

    When Dave Williams fell asleep while stopped at a red light 12 years ago, he had to face up to a problem. "I was falling asleep at inappropriate times," says Williams, then 45, a business consultant in Cordova, Tenn. His doctor diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which breathing

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  9. Sleep Apnea: Treatment May Help Keep BP Low

    May 22, 2012 -- People with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, and now two new studies suggest that treating the disorder may lower this risk. In one study, patients with obstructive sleep apnea who slept with continuous positive airway pressure

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  10. Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression

    March 30, 2012 -- Snorting, gasping, or short interruptions in breathing during sleep may be linked to depression symptoms, new research shows. The more frequently people snort, gasp, or stop breathing for short periods of time while asleep, the more likely they are to have symptoms of depression, a

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