CPAP machines: How to pick one you won’t hate - CNET thumbnail

CPAP machines: How to pick one you won’t hate – CNET

Wearing a CPAP machine can help you avoid the serious symptoms of sleep apnea, but only if you choose one that works well for you. Grandriver/Getty Images If you have sleep apnea, there’s a good chance you use or should use a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) to help you stay asleep at night.…

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Business people briefs – The Hutchinson News

In response to a growing need for Pulmonary services in south central and the western regions of Kansas, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center will open Hutchinson Pulmonology Associates in mid-July, a specialty clinic located within the hospital.Joining the Hutch Regional staff will be Dr. Mohammed Al-Halawani and Dr. Tariq Musa who are slated to see their…

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How Technology Could Transform Preventative Medicine

When big data and technology run the health care system, future generations may well look back on these times and wonder what it must have been like when people had to get sick before they were diagnosed and treated. I think chances are good that it will seem remarkably primitive to them: sick care rather…

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It’s no secret that Americans aren’t getting enough sleep each night. (As someone who wakes up perpetually feeling like I’m suffering from the worst case of jet lag, I can attest to this.) But besides the obvious culprits (looking at you Instagram and late-night TV), trying to figure out exactly why you’re struggling to fall—or…

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Why Do We Sleep Talk? Here’s Everything You Should Know.

If you’ve ever shared a bed or slept near another person, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard someone talk in their sleep. Or, perhaps you’ve found out you’re the one sleep talking throughout the night. Nearly 66% of the population has talked in their sleep in some form, according to a 2010 study. Some…

Experimental drug can encourage bone growth in children with dwarfism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and seven other medical institutions report that an experimental drug called vosoritide, which interferes with certain proteins that block bone growth, allowed the average annual growth rate to increase in a study of 35 children and teenagers with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.…

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Study: Midlife Sleep Problems May Up Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that people who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study appears online in the Journal of Neuroscience.Psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley discovered a link between insufficient sleep and…

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Three Major Changes Helped This Guy Lose 155 Pounds and Get Jacked

• Fueled by unhealthy eating habits after moving away from home, Magnus Nordlander’s weight reached a peak of roughly 420 pounds. • After changing his diet and committing to daily step goals, he took back control of his health and started to see dramatic results. • Nordlander—who is 6’7″—now weighs 255 pounds, for a total…