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FITTING THE FINAL PIECES IN THE CIRCADIAN CLOCK PUZZLE

How do the circadian clock genes operate to generate and maintain the daily and seasonal rhythmicity in human cells? The final pieces of this puzzle have now fallen into place with research findings from the UNC’s School of Medicine.   The finding (published in...

FITTING THE FINAL PIECES IN THE CIRCADIAN CLOCK PUZZLE

How do the circadian clock genes operate to generate and maintain the daily and seasonal rhythmicity in human cells? The final pieces of this puzzle have now fallen into place with research findings from the UNC’s School of Medicine.   The finding (published in...

AHI only part of the story

A study published in Nature and Science of Sleep contends that “continued indiscriminate use of the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) should be discouraged.” Instead, researchers suggest that numerous alternative measures be incorporated to provide the total sleep picture.   Determining exactly what is being counted...

AHI only part of the story

A study published in Nature and Science of Sleep contends that “continued indiscriminate use of the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) should be discouraged.” Instead, researchers suggest that numerous alternative measures be incorporated to provide the total sleep picture.   Determining exactly what is being counted...

Lessons Learned about Airway and Respiratory Illness at the World Trade Center

There are few events in our collective consciousness that have united us as a country like the events of 9/11. Everyone knows where they were on the day, what they were doing and how they felt. Lessons learned by early responders on that day...

Lessons Learned about Airway and Respiratory Illness at the World Trade Center

There are few events in our collective consciousness that have united us as a country like the events of 9/11. Everyone knows where they were on the day, what they were doing and how they felt. Lessons learned by early responders on that day...

Blood lipid profiles are associated with childhood asthma, airway obstruction, bronchial responsiveness, and aeroallergen sensitization, researchers from Denmark report. Dr. Hans Bisgaard from the University of Copenhagen told Reuters Health by email that he was surprised by the “significant association between serum lipids and...

Bad Cholesterol linked to increased pediatric asthma and airway obstruction

Blood lipid profiles are associated with childhood asthma, airway obstruction, bronchial responsiveness, and aeroallergen sensitization, researchers from Denmark report. Dr. Hans Bisgaard from the University of Copenhagen told Reuters Health by email that he was surprised by the “significant association between serum lipids and...

Could the cpap machine really be the dirtiest place in the home?

CPAP machine may not be the first item that comes to mind when you consider the dirtiest surfaces in your household. But scientists say that some of the filthiest places in our home are where we would least expect. Take a minute to think...

Could the cpap machine really be the dirtiest place in the home?

CPAP machine may not be the first item that comes to mind when you consider the dirtiest surfaces in your household. But scientists say that some of the filthiest places in our home are where we would least expect. Take a minute to think...

Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) was founded by myself, the nation’s top producer of dental sleep apnea devices, and NFL greats. As a state champion high school football coach, I initially approached Derek Kennard, a former NFL center and Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl champion,...

Sleep Apnea: A problem we can tackle

Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) was founded by myself, the nation’s top producer of dental sleep apnea devices, and NFL greats. As a state champion high school football coach, I initially approached Derek Kennard, a former NFL center and Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl champion,...

One of the most intriguing features of the ResMed Narval CC is its small footprint. I find most patient’s transitioning from an acrylic appliance frequently comment on both the small size and the increase in comfort, as compared to their previous appliance. But what...

ResMed Narval CC Case Study: Size Matters!

One of the most intriguing features of the ResMed Narval CC is its small footprint. I find most patient’s transitioning from an acrylic appliance frequently comment on both the small size and the increase in comfort, as compared to their previous appliance. But what...

Over the last 20 years there has been an ever increasing use of oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB). In Scandinavian countries the preferred interventional therapy for the mild to moderate sleep apnea patient has...

Treatment Acceptance Based on Patient Qualification- The Predictor Device®

Over the last 20 years there has been an ever increasing use of oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB). In Scandinavian countries the preferred interventional therapy for the mild to moderate sleep apnea patient has...

Sleep awareness has blossomed over the last decade, and it’s hard to find anyone who believes the market is anywhere near its peak. Consumers and members of the medical community increasingly agree that better sleep is a must for improved overall health. With all...

Sleep Diagnostics Industry Overview

Sleep awareness has blossomed over the last decade, and it’s hard to find anyone who believes the market is anywhere near its peak. Consumers and members of the medical community increasingly agree that better sleep is a must for improved overall health. With all...

How is it possible, with supporting literature, along MD groups like American Medical Association (AMA) and even government sponsored spirometry initiatives National Quality Forum (NQF) 0091 COPD Spirometry Evalution (1) stating that spirometry has to be done to “prove” Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Air Flow Obstruction...

Not all that wheezes is asthma (or COPD)!

How is it possible, with supporting literature, along MD groups like American Medical Association (AMA) and even government sponsored spirometry initiatives National Quality Forum (NQF) 0091 COPD Spirometry Evalution (1) stating that spirometry has to be done to “prove” Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Air Flow Obstruction...