Sleep apnea has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Now, add hearing loss to the list.
There is potential for a new device that is similar to a pace maker that would help people with sleep apnea.
Machines that you strap on at night, appliances you wear in your mouth, even surgeries to remove throat tissue — all measures people have resorted to because of sleep apnea.
On this week’s edition of Medical Frontiers, KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino and Dr. Gerald Pifer welcomed Dr. Daniel Shade to discuss sleep disorders.
For most people that have sleep apnea, the only solution has been a bulky, uncomfortable device.
Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined in the studio at NewsRadio1020 KDKA for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Daniel Shade, AGH pulmonary disease specialist and Director of AGH Sleep disorders center.
Sleep disorders are disturbingly common in the United States as one in 10 people suffer from sleep apnea alone.
There’s an old book about how men are from Mars and women from Venus, but researchers are finding out there are many more differences between the sexes. One of them is the way men and women sleep.
In 2010, a total of $566,000 was raised for the KDKA Turkey Fund. It was enough to feed 38,000 families thanks to the efforts of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
There’s another reason to get sleep apnea treated early. A new study is showing that this condition in women is linked to thinking problems within five years.
Sleep apnea is normally associated with adults, but children can have it as well. It can leave them gasping for air and never getting a good night’s sleep, but there is a procedure that can help.
If you’ve tried to get your weight under control, but it’s just not working, try paying more attention to sleep and stress. A study in the “International Journal of Obesity” says these can be predictors of weight loss.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you need a sleep study, you may be waiting a long time for an appointment, or you may be hesitant to go to a sleep lab to get tested. Depending on […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As sleep apnea is better understood, new therapies are being developed. “Your tone in your upper airway decreases, the muscles relax, they vibrate and they snore. If they relax too much, you […]