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Treating sleep apnea key to reviving overall health

Jun. 21, 2018—A sleep apnea diagnosis can often be the start to a healthier and better life.

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New nerve stimulation treatment helps ease sleep apnea

Jan. 18, 2018—Jessica Wilson struggled for a year with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask that she used to treat her obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite her best intentions, wearing the mask that delivers oxygen and prevents airway obstruction didn’t work for her.

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My Southern Health: Sleep apnea – what you need to know

Oct. 9, 2017—Feeling tired during the day? Excessively tired, even after a night’s sleep? That and loud snoring at night could be signs of a bigger problem, said Beth Malow, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Center.

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Sleep specialist offers tips to deal with spring daylight saving time

Mar. 9, 2017—Daylight saving time brings extra sunlight in the evenings, but many have a hard time adjusting to losing an hour of sleep. This year, daylight saving time begins on Sunday March 12, and Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says being proactive and changing your routine before Sunday can alleviate the lingering tiredness...

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Many options available to treat wide range of sleep disorders

Jan. 12, 2017—Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which people experience repetitive obstructions of their breathing multiple times per night. It is a common condition, and has been associated with many health problems including daytime tiredness, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, said David Kent, M.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology.

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Take a walk in the sun to ease time change woes, says Vanderbilt sleep expert

Oct. 30, 2014—Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep schedule is exacerbated by our tendency to alter our sleep patterns on...

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Undiagnosed sleep apnea among women on rise

Mar. 27, 2014—Many women currently have undiagnosed sleep apnea, leading to potentially serious health effects, a Vanderbilt sleep expert says.

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Sticking to normal sleep schedule can ease daylight saving time transition

Mar. 5, 2014—Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, bringing more sunshine in the evenings at the price of an hour of sleep. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says a little extra planning can alleviate that groggy feeling that often accompanies the time change. “You wouldn’t think moving clocks an...

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Sleep Center helps barge pilots stay on course

Jun. 27, 2013—At the helm of a towboat navigating more than 20,000 tons of cargo down ever-shifting river channels, feeling sleepy is not an option for pilot Darrell Koontz.

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Study examines sleep apnea’s role in lung diseases

Apr. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt’s idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis research group is embarking on a study to determine the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with other interstitial lung diseases.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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