Sleep apnea

Longer PAP therapy for apnea reduces medical visits, costs

(HealthDay)—In patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy reduces acute and inpatient care visits as well as health care costs, according to a study recently published ...

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea treatment associated with lower health care costs

Treating patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is associated with reduced acute care visits and health care expenditures, according to a recent study.

Pediatrics

New study paints grim health picture for obese teens

(HealthDay)—Severely obese teens are at increased risk for a host of serious health problems as adults, including asthma, kidney disease and sleep disorders, according to a new study.

Sleep apnea

Study links obstructive sleep apnea to blood vessel abnormalities

Obstructive sleep apnea may cause changes in blood vessel function that reduces blood supply to the heart in people who are otherwise healthy, according to new research reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart ...

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