October 2014 - Page 2 of 2 - AtlantaENT

Month: October 2014

Asthma is a chronic disease that can be life-threatening. It has claimed many lives, yet an asthma diagnosis is not an automatic death sentence. Many asthmatics live a full life, mainly because they have learned how to identify what triggers their attacks and take appropriate measures to prevent attacks before they strike. One common asthma […]

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Several recent studies have indicated an alarming increase in the number of people with obstructive sleep apnea. This fact has public health and safety officials very concerned. According to the National Sleep Awareness Project, 25 million Americans have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea increases one’s risk for potentially life-threatening health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high […]

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According to the American Sleep Association, millions of Americans have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea increases your risk for more serious health conditions such as high blood pressure and heart problems. A recent US News Health article has shed light on another adverse effect of sleep apnea–greater risk for surgery-related complications. The article reported the findings […]

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Researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing recently uncovered another reason to see your doctor right away if you suspect you have sleep apnea. According to a recent news release published on the EurekaAlert.com website, the researchers observed weaker blood flow in patients with sleep apnea. The weakened blood flow is believed to be a […]

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Please feel free share this sleep apnea awareness infographic on your social media and in your workplace.  

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The week of October 6 to October 13, 2014 is Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, an annual, national event sponsored by the American Sleep Association (ASA) to increase awareness about sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, and Sleep Apnea Awareness Week provides an opportunity for everyone to learn more about this sleep disorder. This […]

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A recent study conducted by Columbia University suggests a connection between prenatal exposure to household chemicals during pregnancy and increased risk for childhood asthma. The study showed that such exposure could increase childhood asthma risk by more than 70 percent in children between 5 and 11. The study focused on butyl benzyl phthalate (BBzP) and […]

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Is It Ragweed or Goldenrod According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 75 percent of Americans with pollen allergies are allergic to ragweed. Ragweed allergy, or hay fever, affects 10 to 20 percent of Americans. Another plant, goldenrod, often gets the blame for many hay fever flare-ups, even though it really does not […]

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