Monthly Archives: July 2014

Oral appliance vs CPAP therapy: Making the right choice for therapy

Oral appliance vs CPAP therapy: Making the right choice for therapy   Oral appliance (OA) therapy for the management of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been a valuable treatment option for patients who either are not deemed appropriate for CPAP therapy, do not respond to CPAP therapy or who despite attempts at Read More…

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Lung Docs Stunned by Coverage Decision

Lung Docs Stunned by Coverage Decision   Published: May 1, 2014 BY Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Note that, despite the evidence of a mortality benefit in the pivotal National Lung Screening Trial, the Center for Medicare Services has elected not to cover low-dose CT screening for at-risk individuals. Be aware that a Read More…

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Inspire Sleep Therapy

Inspire Sleep Therapy   Inspire sleep therapy is the newest FDA approved fully implantable sleep therapy device used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The system is composed of 3 implanted components: the pulse generator, a sensing lead and a stimulation lead. Once implanted and activated, the device senses breathing patterns and delivers Read More…

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MERS: 5 things to know

MERS: 5 things to know   MERS has shown limited human-to-human transmission It’s in the same family as SARS and the common cold There is no treatment and no vaccine (CNN) — MERS-CoV, short for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in spring 2012. As of Wednesday, 571 cases of MERS Read More…

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Your Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel

Your Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel   Every year more and more Americans are traveling internationally — for vacation, business, and volunteerism, and to visit friends and family. Whatever your reason for traveling, the information on this page will help you to be Proactive, Prepared, and Protected when it comes to your health—and Read More…

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