How is Heart Health Related to Sleep Health?

What if you could help stop one of the largest health crisis in the US by examining your patient’s airways? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, causing 610,000 (1 in 4) deaths a year. A hidden but major contributor to this statistic is a condition that goes undiagnosed, can affect…

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Senior Citizens and Sleep Apnea

As we’ve discussed before, sleep apnea tends to slip undiagnosed in many parts of our community, such as with women and children. This, of course, includes vulnerable senior citizens, who are more likely to be dismissed by medical professionals with a “band-aid” in the form extraneous medication that’s thrown their way to treat chronic conditions…

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Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

It’s no secret that sleep apnea and weight gain have a close association with one another. While not every person suffering or at risk from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are overweight, the evidence of their correlation is in the numbers; as it’s estimated that around 70% of adult OSA sufferers are overweight or obese. The…

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Billing: The Final Piece of the Dental Sleep Medicine Puzzle

  Medical codes, which are typically seldom used by dentists, are now providing the missing link to make payment for life-saving medical services become simpler and quicker for dental professionals. A dentist or a dental auxiliary has two options for benefiting by using medical codes. They can learn the codes, the system and the protocol…

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