Author Archives: Laura Dhima

2013 Spring Could be the Worst Allergy Season Ever

2013 Spring Could be the Worst Allergy Season Ever An article from ABC News March 2013 discussed how this season’s allergies are going to start sooner and last longer in most parts of the country this year. We are in … Continue reading

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Why A Sleep Apnea Diagnosis May Save Your Life

usnews.com featured an article why a sleep apnea diagnosis may save your life. Highlights from this article include: Sleep apnea is one of the most under diagnosed conditions. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Screening

Sleep Apnea Screening This month CNN.com had an article that was on screening for sleep apnea. The article discusses how sleep apnea can’t usually be detected by doctors during routine office visits but screening from your dentist may help.  Recent … Continue reading

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Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary Function Tests Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are used to check how well your lungs work. The tests determine how much air your lungs can hold, how quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs, and how … Continue reading

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Avoiding Asthma Triggers

Avoiding Asthma Triggers 2013 From the American Lung Association: Asthma triggers are different for everyone.  It’s important to learn what you or your child’s asthma triggers are in the home, work or classroom and learn to avoid them. Asthma triggers … Continue reading

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Safety Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Disorders For Drivers

Safety Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Disorders For Drivers Sleepiness is the inability to stay awake when it is expected. Fatigue is a perceived lack of physical or mental energy.  Sleepiness and fatigue both reduce alertness, increasing the potential … Continue reading

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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy Driving   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study about drowsy driving. One in twenty four adults admit to nodding off while driving.  Health officials believe that this number is actually higher as some people … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Pregnancy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes “Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleep-related breathing disorder, is characterized by recurrent collapse or blockage of the pharynx during sleep that causes intermittent cessation of airflow and a hallmark … Continue reading

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