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Christine Ash struggled with recurring lung cancer for nearly 20 years. After her doctor identified a concerning spot in her lung, in a tricky place that would traditionally be difficult to reach, new technology was used at UH to get the tissue.
CPAP has been the mainstay therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea since the 1980s, yet technological innovations in recent years have spawned many more treatment options for sleep apnea.
Melatonin supplements may help you get a better night‘s sleep but they aren’t a cure for sleep issues.
Many adults will take an afternoon nap now and then, and it’s no cause for concern. But excessive daytime sleepiness can be a real problem and often signals an underlying medical issue that should be addressed.
When two chronic conditions collided to land Christine Rand in the hospital, a special nurse navigator was waiting to guide her back to health – and keep her from returning.
Everyone knows that a poor night of sleep can mean a groggy morning, a fuzzy brain or feeling sluggish throughout the day. However, the long-term consequences of lack of sleep or disrupted sleep can be more serious.
William Moulton of Ravenna received his first cardiac intervention at UH Portage, then returned five years later needing a thrombectomy.
While busy lives and stress often get in the way of a good night’s sleep, we are empowered to figure out the best personal sleep habits for better health.