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October 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea Crucial to Stroke Prevention

In early October, the Canadian Stroke Congress updated their stroke care guidelines to state that proper diagnosis and screening of sleep apnea is critical to stroke prevention.

The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care was first released in 2006. This is the fourth update to the guidelines, and the first time the best practice guidelines have included a section on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

OSA is a breathing disorder that causes a person’s breathing…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on October 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea Crucial to Stroke Prevention

In early October, the Canadian Stroke Congress updated their stroke care guidelines to state that proper diagnosis and screening of sleep apnea is critical to stroke prevention.

The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care was first released in 2006. This is the fourth update to the guidelines, and the first time the best practice guidelines have included a section on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

OSA is a breathing disorder that causes a person’s breathing…

Continue

Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on October 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Adolescents, Poor Sleep and the Toll on Their Health

Most people consider sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, snoring and poor quality sleep an adult health issue, but research is mounting that young people may suffer from sleep disorders as much as adults do.



Earlier this year, Penn State researchers published the results of a study which showed that children who have learning, attention and/or behavior problems may be suffering from a condition…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on October 23, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Adolescents, Poor Sleep and the Toll on Their Health

Most people consider sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, snoring and poor quality sleep an adult health issue, but research is mounting that young people may suffer from sleep disorders as much as adults do.

Earlier this year, Penn State researchers published the results of a study which showed that children who have learning, attention and/or behavior problems may be…

Continue

Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on October 22, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Women, Wake Up: Sleep Apnea is Not Just a Male Disorder

Earlier this year, a particularly alarming statistic came out of Valme University Hospital in Seville, Spain, where researchers found that women with untreated severe OSA are three and a half times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than women without OSA. (Read a summary of the study here.)

Since then, more research has…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on October 3, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments


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