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Sleep Disorders Associated With Impotence

Researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center examined the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. They looked at middle-aged men who were also overweight. After adjusting for age and other health conditions, the scientists found that men with erectile dysfunction were more than twice as likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than those without.… Read More »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Differs Depending on Sex and Age

The journal Sleep and Breathing reviewed obstructive sleep apnea symptoms among different age groups and gender. The study looked at medical histories, age and sex data and patient complaints. The ages ranged from 21 to 80. The researchers found that obstructive sleep apnea characteristics are not the same in everyone, instead they differ by age… Read More »

Oral Cancer Awareness on Oprah

This week is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Actor and cancer survivor Michael Douglas appeared on The Oprah Show recently to talk about his diagnosis and treatment for throat cancer. Avoiding the risk factors for developing these cancers and the importance of regular screenings were reiterated. Cancers of the head, neck and oral… Read More »

Could Your Sinus Problem Be Linked to Your Teeth?

A group of physicians from the University of Pittsburgh medical center studied patients with chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is a painful condition where the sinus cavities become swollen and inflamed and stay that way for an extended period of time. Chronic sinusitis patients make 13 million visits to doctors each year with some resorting to… Read More »

College Kids Get Cavities Too!

Another school year is winding down – students everywhere are cramming for final exams, stressing over term papers and getting little or no sleep. Every year we see kids coming home from college with loads of dental problems. The lifestyle and diet of a typical college student simply don’t contribute to good oral health. The… Read More »

Do Kids With Asthma Get More Cavities?

Sadly, the answer appears to be yes! A European study published earlier this year suggested that children and teens with asthma have more cavities than average – and they also have higher rates of gum disease. While this study looked at children and teens, adults with asthma probably experience the same risk. What are the… Read More »

Sleep Deprived? Don’t Visit the Casino

We all just take for granted that if we are tired or sleep deprived our attention span and decision making abilities will suffer. Since patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea and their long-suffering bed partners are usually extremely sleep deprived I thought I would pass along the findings of a new study.  Neuroscientists at Duke… Read More »

Gum Disease Myths Debunked

It is estimated that three out of four American suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease. These cases range from mild gingivitis to very severe periodontitis. Despite these amazing numbers, according to the American Academy of Periodontology only about three percent seek treatment for their disease. Research study after research study has confirmed… Read More »

Sleep Apnea Complicates Diabetes

Diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea are both serious, chronic conditions that affect millions of Americans – and many of them don’t know it because they have not been diagnosed! Recent research has shown that when patients with Type 2 diabetes also have obstructive sleep apnea they are at higher risk of blindness and foot problems.… Read More »

Yes, We Really Need Dental X-Rays

“Again? I just had them!” is the typical response when patients are told it is time for dental radiographs (x-rays). While it may seem like you are putting that lead apron on every time you visit there is a suggested schedule and there really is a need for us to see those films. The ADA… Read More »

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