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Type 2 Diabetes and Gum Disease

Type 2 diabetes and gum disease are intimately connected. Now, more scientific evidence linking type 2 diabetes with a greater risk of gum disease has been published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. This is one of the largest investigations of the link between the two  using data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study(an… Read More »

Sleep Apnea Leads to Fuzzy Memory

Is your memory getting a little fuzzy? It might not be that you are getting older, you might have obstructive sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea and the snoring that goes along with it has been shown to improve cognitive functions according to  a study conducted in Sweden and published in the journal Nature and the Science of Sleep.… Read More »

Falling Asleep While Driving?

One in 24 US adults admitted that they recently fell asleep while driving. Scary,huh? Health officials think that the number is actually higher because some people don’t realize that they nod off for a second or two – especially at stoplights or stopsigns. The data was gathered using a telephone survey of almost 150,000 people… Read More »

Unhealthy Options for the New Year

Planning changes for the New Year? We hear lots of advice every day about what to eat and drink in order to be more healthy. It turns out that some of the choices we make that we think are good for us could be causing damage to our teeth. Here are a few that you… Read More »

When to Seek Help for Sleep Apnea

What are the signs of sleep apnea? How do you know if you should seek medical help? The number one sign is snoring. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea but almost everyone with sleep apnea snores. This snoring is loud, persistent and no amount of poking and prodding from your bed partner will make… Read More »

Flying With Your CPAP

If you Google the words “CPAP” and “flying” you will find countless horror stories from sleep apnea patients who have had their machines lost, damaged or contaminated while trying to get through airport security. While airport screeners are familiar with CPAP machines they are often pulled aside for special attention. We all need to be more… Read More »

Gum Disease in Young Men May Lead to ED

Researchers from Turkey have found that younger men, those in their thirties, who had severe gum disease were three times for likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED).  Leaving aside the TV commercials about side by side outdoor bathtubs, this problem portends bigger heart problems. Researcher Dr. Faith Oguz said “Many studies have reported that CP… Read More »

Artery Damage Caused by Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea has been associated with high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Now, researchers have found that people with obstructive sleep apnea have the same early cardiovascular damage as people with diabetes. The researchers from Bucharest, Romania, used ultrasound measurements of the heart among separate groups of patients that included:… Read More »

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