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AASM and Super Bowl champion Aaron Taylor team up to tackle sleep apnea

DARIEN, IL – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and former NFL offensive lineman Aaron Taylor have partnered to launch two new public service announcements (PSAs) urging television viewers to “Defend Your Sleep” by talking to a doctor about obstructive sleep apnea – a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway […]

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Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time

DARIEN, IL – A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption (OR 1.35) and consuming sweets regularly […]

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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – November 10, 2018

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BCBS of Michigan now accepts AASM-recommended hypopnea scoring criteria

Due to communication between the AASM Payer Policy Review Committee (PPRC) and representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan, the payer has updated its policy and now accepts the AASM RECOMMENDED hypopnea scoring criteria. The PPRC has been communicating with private payers to share the recent AASM publication, Polysomnography for Obstructive […]

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CMS finalizes removal of two sleep apnea measures from MIPS for 2019

Despite the submission of AASM comments urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to retain all four of the AASM-stewarded sleep apnea measures in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS finalized the removal of two measures for the 2019 reporting year and 2021 payment year. The following sleep apnea measures will be removed […]

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Midterm elections present both challenges and opportunities for sleep medicine

Results from the Nov. 6 midterm general election present a complex legislative scenario at both the federal and state level. The United States Congress will be split in 2019, with the House of Representatives controlled by Democrats, and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate. This divided Congress is expected to produce gridlock and typical partisan […]

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What to know about focal (partial) seizures

Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen when a seizure affects only one part of the brain. Focal seizures differ from generalized seizures, which affect the whole brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. In this article, we discuss the types, symptoms, causes, and treatment of focal seizures. What to know about focal (partial) […]

Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease

Researchers establish that a cellular pathway that protects the brain against damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s disease. Two enzymes play key roles. Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease Source: Medical News Today Updates

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