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  1. Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a "fat" tongue. "This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the

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  2. Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most people, portable sleep monitors are an adequate substitute for an overnight stay in a sleep laboratory for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, according to new guidelines issued by the American College of Ph

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  3. Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Triggers Weight Gain?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight. The researchers said that's a concern,

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  4. Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sleep apnea might lead to more than a better night's sleep. It can also reduce blood pressure and other threats to heart health, two new studies show. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the airways constric

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  5. Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 8,600 people suffering from sleep apnea suggests a possible increased risk for developing diabetes, Canadian researchers report. They noted that sleep apnea results in less oxygen reaching cells in th

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  6. Could Sleep Apnea Affect Your Hearing?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well. The study found that sleep apnea was associated with hearing impairment

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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