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The “Black Box” of Sleep Apnea

Inside of most continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines is software that tracks the hours that you use the device. Some insurance companies require patients to submit this data periodically to demonstrate a continued need for CPAP, called compliance tracking. Medicaid and Medicare regulations require patients to submit this information in order to evaluate whether
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By |April 29th, 2015|sleep apnea|Comments Off on The “Black Box” of Sleep Apnea

Proper Sanitation of CPAP Can Prevent Health Risks

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines can help people suffering from sleep apnea get a full night’s sleep. These machines are effective for reducing fatigue caused by obstructive sleep apnea. Millions of people benefit from the use of CPAP. As with many medical devices, your CPAP machine needs cleaning at least once a week for
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By |April 15th, 2015|sleep apnea|Comments Off on Proper Sanitation of CPAP Can Prevent Health Risks

Make Juicing a Part of Your TMJ Plan

For people suffering from TMJ, incorporating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet can be a challenge. Jaw pain can make it difficult to chew most veggies. You can solve this problem by cooking your veggies until tender. However, sometimes you just don’t want a hot meal. If you want a
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By |April 1st, 2015|TMJ|Comments Off on Make Juicing a Part of Your TMJ Plan

Ernest Syndrome Vs TMJ: Understanding Your Pain

The alignment of the joints and ligaments of your jaw is important for its proper functioning. When a single structure is out of alignment, painful symptoms can occur. Although dysfunction of these structures often results in overlapping symptoms, very different treatments are required to correct the problem. It is important to determine which structure is
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By |March 18th, 2015|TMJ|Comments Off on Ernest Syndrome Vs TMJ: Understanding Your Pain

What Came First, the Heart Burn or the Apnea?

Heartburn is a condition that many people think of as more of an annoyance than a cause for alarm. Commercials advertising antacids may give the impression that heartburn is a condition brought about primarily by eating the wrong foods. Just like the flu or chickenpox, frequent heartburn is not often spoken of as a serious
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By |March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Came First, the Heart Burn or the Apnea?
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