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AADSM president-elect Harold A. Smith, DDS, promotes dentists working closely with physicians, unbiased dental sleep medicine education, and mentorship among members.
With the integration of HSAT into clinical practice, applying the precise billing and coding is a critical—but often bewildering—task. This article outlines an easy process to facilitate reimbursement.
Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants have an increasingly expanding place on multidisciplinary sleep medicine teams and can play a vital role in patient care and education.
An expert reviews the literature on ACPAP adherence and discusses real-world approaches to promoting device usage in obstructive sleep apnea patients who take this increasingly common route.
A comprehensive program that encourages proper rest and overall health can improve employee productivity.
Polyvinylidene fluoride is increasingly being used in sleep diagnostics. But what is it exactly?
A better understanding of the body's internal clockwork has become the newest way elite athletes get a leg up on the competition.
corporate wellness
The first article in this series considers the current climate for corporate wellness and how sleep might best fit in this landscape. Sleep specialists will be interested to learn of innovations taking place outside the traditional medical care pathways—and what these changes might foreshadow for the field.
A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) finds that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they're getting—an average 42 minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who've suffered from acute pain in the past week.
Many people with dentures also have problems with sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy can resolve many sleep apnea cases and can be made to work for denture patients with dental implants, according to the Sacramento Dentistry Group.
internet of things
A majority of Americans (56%) would want to monitor their health with connected health devices that automatically connect online and send information to their doctor or other people they choose, according to a study by connected health and biometric measurement device company A&D Medical.
Douglas R. Liepert, MD, and Daniel G. Klauer, DDS, sink their teeth into a collaborative multidisciplinary professional relationship that bridges the gap between sleep medicine and dentistry.
EurekAlert!'s five most-shared news releases were circulated more than 36,000 times via EurekAlert! in 2014 through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, and e-mail, as recorded by AddThis. The most-shared releases, in order, were:
Use of a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact overall health, alertness, and the circadian clock, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) who compared the biological effects of reading an LE-eBook compared to a printed book.
There are several Food & Drug Administration (FDA) cleared pharmaceuticals for patients with narcolepsy, but healthcare providers should be aware that patients are also helped by non-drug therapies, such as naps, to help control symptoms (in conjunction with medication) too.
insomnia economics
By taking a look at macro-level expenses, practitioners can better calculate the bottom line of this common sleep disorder.
In between eating a food court lunch and buying holiday gifts, shoppers at Park Meadows mall can now shop for CPAPs and rent home sleep testing devices.
software integration
Many of sleep medicine's patient contact services have partnered with manufacturers this year. The goals of these relationships are a more collaborative effort for patient management and care.
A sleep physician with knowledge of the trucking industry addresses questions and problems, offers possible solutions and food for thought.
A move toward even greater simplicity and ease of use could have widespread implications for sleep medicine.