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Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – Feb. 16, 2019

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New scorecards for sleep apnea diagnostic testing policies now available

The AASM Payer Policy Review Committee recently developed new scorecards for five payer policies, focusing on diagnostic testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. The committee evaluated the insurers’ policies and assigned a score based on nine criteria, aligned with the AASM’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Apnea. Policies from […]

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Download the SLEEP 2019 preliminary program – available now!

Now available for download on the sleepmeeting.org website is the SLEEP 2019 preliminary program, which provides comprehensive details about the clinical and scientific program for the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), which will be held June 8 – 12 in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more about the plenary session keynote […]

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Study affirms self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

DARIEN, IL – While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. A new study indicates that these sleep characteristics are relatively accurate compared to one another, and they vary only slightly from objective sleep measures. Results show that […]

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Chronic Inflammation in Middle Age May Lead to Thinking and Memory Problems Later

People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. There are two kinds of inflammation. Acute inflammation happens […]

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Transportation warning: Government shutdowns rattle air travel safety

DARIEN, Ill. – Following the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, and with the possibility of another shutdown looming, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is warning that such shutdowns exacerbate the safety risks posed by insufficient sleep and fatigue among air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers. “Even in typical […]

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