Sleep Apnea

Researchers find that CPAP and MAD mouthpiece are effective for treating sleep apnea

Submitted by administrator on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 19:28

The effectiveness of a nighttime-breathing machine called a "CPAP" for treating obstructive sleep apnea was backed by the strongest evidence, and a mouthpiece worn at night was also shown to be effective, according to a new report funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

A third network for health connections Jerry Mon, 12/15/2008 - 00:58

In healthcare, according to Tom Ferguson, a pioneer of patient Internet use, there are two complementary networks of connections: the medical, professional network and the patient network. A third network is needed--a network of health consumers working with healthcare providers.

Managing weight loss and sleep apnea: better together? Jerry Mon, 11/03/2008 - 22:38

Chronic conditions tend to travel together; the same person can have two or more conditions. How to manage them together?

Connections for better health Jerry Mon, 11/03/2008 - 20:00

Connected health--the use of technology to connect people to information, advice, and support-- can help consumers achieve wellness, and patients achieve better health.

Snoring is a cry for help: what took the media so long to notice?

Submitted by Jerry on Mon, 10/06/2008 - 17:59

News about sleep apnea is welcome because it can encourage more people to seek treatment. Driving the news are reports of research that shows how dangerous sleep apnea really is, and findings that treatment does help. In addition, sleep can now be studied at home in addition to sleep centers, opening up the potential for treating many more people.