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Warning: Sleep Apnea Kills Even When You’re Awake!

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Warning: Sleep Apnea Kills Even When You're Awake!

Figuratively, people love that moment when someone or something takes their breath away. But it’s a totally different story when your breath gets taken away at night as you momentarily stop breathing unconsciously; due to a disorder we call sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when a person experiences one or more pauses in breathing or…

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Battle Hypertension with a CPAP Mask and a Diet

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Battle Hypertension with a CPAP Mask and a Diet

Patients that live with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) face increased risk of development of a variety of life threatening ailments. Many of these conditions stem from development of hypertension, which is prevalent among those with OSA. However, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy has proven itself as an effective means of controlling the symptoms of…

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5 Questions You Must Ask Before Having Weight Loss Surgery

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5 Questions You Must Ask Before Having Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery should never be seen as a cure for obesity. Even the operation itself is a big decision that most individuals rarely make on a whim. This procedure carries life changing consequences, usually for the better. But the surgery is also not for everyone. If you expect it to solve all your problems…

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Health Factors That Determine How Much Your Life Insurance Policy Will Be

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Health Factors That Determine How Much Your Life Insurance Policy Will Be

The cost of your life insurance policy is determined, at least in part, by how healthy you are. It stands to reason that the more health problems you have the higher your life insurance policy will be. One thing you should know is that life insurance is cheaper for women than for men because women…

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Sleep Apnea and Your Personal Health

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Sleep Apnea and Your Health

Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night? Maybe you have a hard time breathing and you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea often affects many people. It can cause a minor disruption at night and interruptions in the breathing patterns. It will also disturb those around you because many people will snore,…

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Considering The Option of a Weight Loss Surgery

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Considering The Option of a Weight Loss Surgery

Many of us think that undergoing a surgery is a big deal and has many side effects. The truth is, weight loss surgery helps shedding pounds but also has several health benefits. Most of us, at some point in our lives, have had the thought of going on a diet. A few of us who…

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Will America Ever Win the Fight Against Fat?

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Will America Ever Win the Fight Against Fat?

Over the past few years, lawmakers have stepped up their efforts to fight obesity in America. From first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on super-sized sugary drinks, the nation’s political leaders are working to attack the obesity epidemic in America. It’s clear that people across America,…

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Four Commonly Used Home Medical Devices

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Four Commonly Used Home Medical Devices

If you regularly receive medical treatment from home, it is a good idea to have the proper medical equipment on hand at all times. This equipment, which is also referred to durable medical equipment, is intended for use by the patient or a caregiver, so that you do not require trained medical staff at your…

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Medical Devices You Can Use In Your Home

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Medical Devices You Can Use In Your Home

Receiving medical attention from the comfort of your own home is sometimes the best way to spend your rehabilitation. No one likes being stuck inside of a hospital, so if you are able to finish your treatment at home, it is highly recommended. In many cases, you will need to bring in the proper home…

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Understanding and Overcoming Common Causes of Fatigue

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Understanding and Overcoming Common Causes of Fatigue

For individuals who suffer from fatigue, the condition can mean a severe decline in their performance at work, participation at home, and overall health. Suffering from fatigue can also have deadly consequences, as approximately 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries related to automobile accidents occur as a result of driver fatigue, according to the National Highway…

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