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August 2013 - Posts

Adventures in Sleep

How Much Are You Affected by the Digital Invasion?
August 29, 2013 10:31 AM by Penny Mehaffey
I am reading a good book right now called The Digital Invasion by Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd. I really like this book -- it's well worth the read. The author is a psychologist who is studying the effects our digital lifestyles are having -- not only on our Read More...
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Are You an Apnea Tech or a Sleep Tech?
August 22, 2013 8:48 AM by Amy Reavis
Our job is to work with people with multiple disorders and to help educate them about the need for sleep and how sleep apnea affects the body. But are we really only teaching about apnea? I would tend to say no. Our audience in the lab may be limited Read More...
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Home Sleep Testing
August 15, 2013 10:31 AM by Penny Mehaffey
I wanted to pick your collective brains about home sleep testing. Our lab is recently accredited for OOCT testing. The jury is still out for me on some issues. I like the convenience it affords patients, but I don't like being mandated to go that route. Read More...
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The Latest Sleep Research
August 8, 2013 8:56 AM by Amy Reavis
We look at sleep studies and we use CPAP but how many of us actually read the new research out there? We have great new ways of marketing our labs by using this research. From the studies that associate sleep apnea with new stroke patients and recently Read More...
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Researchers Blur Line Between Spanking and Abuse
August 1, 2013 10:02 AM by Penny Mehaffey
Today's blog is really more of a rant than anything else, and it is not my intent to offend. But I just want to mull over -- out loud -- my thoughts on the following matter. I read an article recently on MEDPAGE TODAY that I found interesting. It was Read More...
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