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DNA Appliance makes teeth straightening a breeze

Embarrassed of your smile but don’t wish to wear obtrusive braces? DNA Appliance, offered at Cortes Advanced Dentistry in New York, is a revolutionary treatment that does not obstruct your daytime smile – it only needs to be worn in the evening and while you sleep! What is DNA Appliance? DNA Appliance is very similar […]

Your Smile, Your Health by Dr. Martha Cortés

This hard cover book is intended for the public, many of whom have been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by physicians with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many of these people have long narrow faces, small receding jaws, narrow dental arches and large tongues that do not fit in the narrow arches of the mouth, and tend to […]

WELL; Sleep Apnea Is Linked to a Higher Risk for Cancer

Two new studies have found that people with sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes snoring, fatigue and dangerous pauses in breathing at night, have a higher risk of cancer. The new research marks the first time that sleep apnea has been linked to cancer in humans.

Sleep Problems in Police Officers Take Heavy Toll

More than a third of police officers have a sleep disorder, and those who do are more likely to experience heart disease, problems with job performance and rage toward suspects and citizens, a new study suggests. The research is one of the most extensive looks to date at the toll of sleep deprivation on police […]

The Voices of Sleep Apnea

Getting a good night’s rest is essential for good health, but people with sleep apnea aren’t able to succumb to slumber. Obstructive sleep apnea causes episodes of stopped breathing during sleep, and the result is a fragmented, restless sleep that leaves sufferers exhausted and drowsy during the day.

Common Sleep Problem Raises Dementia Risk

Sleep-disordered breathing, or sleep apnea, is a common condition characterized by repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night. People with the disorder often snore and gasp during sleep, and it has been associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Now a new study suggests it may also be associated with mental decline and […]

Throat Exercises Can Relieve Sleep Apnea

For people suffering from sleep apnea, specialized breathing machines are the standard treatment. The machines use a method called continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, which keeps the airway open and relieves potentially dangerous pauses in breathing during the night. But the machines are expensive, and some people complain that the mask and headgear cause […]

Really? The Claim: Sleep Apnea Causes Sexual Problems

THE FACTS Sleep apnea causes disrupted breathing in the middle of the night for more than 12 million Americans. Fatigue, high blood pressure and weight gain are some of its more familiar symptoms. But a growing body of research has also found that sleep apnea can be a drain on intimacy, causing erectile dysfunction in […]

Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Two new studies have found that people with sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes snoring, fatigue and dangerous pauses in breathing at night, have a higher risk of cancer. The new research marks the first time that sleep apnea has been linked to cancer in humans.

Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask

About 28 million Americans have sleep apnea, which causes repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night, sometimes resulting in loud snoring and gasps for air. For decades, the standard treatment has been “continuous positive airway pressure.” A mask worn at night pushes air into the nasal passages, enabling easier breathing. C.P.A.P. reduces and […]

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