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How Your Brain Reorganizes Itself While You Sleep

Sleep doesn’t get enough credit these days. We as a society are busy. We push sleep aside to get work done, play on electronics and binge-watch TV. Sleep should be considered just as important as eating to live.

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Q & A: What Happens During a Sleep Study?

If you have a sleep disorder, you might undergo a sleep study, in which sleep medicine specialists use painless, noninvasive technology to closely monitor the physiological signs you exhibit during the different stages of sleep.

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Want to Ditch Your Sleep Meds? Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you have had insomnia for a long time, it might be frightening to contemplate going off your sleep medicines. There is another solution that studies have shown to be effective.

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Daylight Savings Time: Are You Ready?

When the clocks move forward one hour in the spring to Daylight Savings Time, you may lose an hour of sleep if you are unprepared, putting yourself at risk for the effects of sleep loss. Learn how to plan ahead for the time change with these tips.

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Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

Burning wood in your fireplace all winter may feel nostalgic and keep you warm, but smoke from those fires can also cause health problems.

Jennetta Hawk

How Sharing System Resources Helped Save a Patient's Life

A pulmonary embolism patient was saved at UH St. John using medical equipment retrieved from UH Parma.

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Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Cigarette Smoking, Studies Show

Some people take up vaping to avoid the health hazards of smoking cigarettes. But when it comes to your heart health, a pair of recent studies show e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as cigarettes made from tobacco.

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Vaping: Safe Alternative to Smoking or Hazardous to Your Health?

Recent reports have linked serious lung injury – and even deaths – to vaping. UH emergency room physician Benjamin Boswell, DO, explains how e-cigarettes cause illness and why people are coming to the ER after vaping.

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