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May 2014 Blog Posts (2)

New study says stress can worsen allergy symptoms

By David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. 

As a practicing otolaryngology surgeon for more than twenty years at New York’s finest teaching hospitals, I’ve seen firsthand the effect that the mind can have on the body.  That’s why I wasn’t surprised to read a recent study claiming that persistent stress can worsen allergy symptoms.

The study, which was published in the April issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 14, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

New study links sleep apnea with higher risk of osteoporosis

rest-sleep-snore By David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. 

Women and older Americans, take note. There’s new research showing that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly in women or older individuals.

OSA is the most common form of sleep apnea and occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked, causing repeated, brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. If it goes untreated, OSA can cause myriad health problems, including…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 9, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments


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