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ORLANDO, FL – The actual National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl game is famously uncompetitive. Instead of scoring touchdowns, the main goal among players is largely to stay uninjured.   Retired players who arrive for related festivities are also focusing on their health, but unlike...

Tradition of Excellence Continues at the Pro Bowl: ASBA Diplomate Leads Sleep Apnea Screening For Former NFL Players

ORLANDO, FL – The actual National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl game is famously uncompetitive. Instead of scoring touchdowns, the main goal among players is largely to stay uninjured.   Retired players who arrive for related festivities are also focusing on their health, but unlike...

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) is excited to announce Skylar Faulkner as the new Executive Director. Skylar will be leading efforts of the day-to-day operations for the ASBA including diplomate benefits, assisting ASBA committees with the Annual Sleep and Wellness Conference and...

New Addition To ASBA Staff: Announcement By Alan Hickey

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) is excited to announce Skylar Faulkner as the new Executive Director. Skylar will be leading efforts of the day-to-day operations for the ASBA including diplomate benefits, assisting ASBA committees with the Annual Sleep and Wellness Conference and...

Pankaj Singh, DDS, MD, does not mince words when assessing the knowledge levels of his dental colleagues. Even dentists who know the scope of oral appliance therapy often practice “with guesswork,” he says. Even more troubling, most of those in the traditional restorative realm...

Oral Appliance Efficacy – Time for Augmented Intelligence?

Pankaj Singh, DDS, MD, does not mince words when assessing the knowledge levels of his dental colleagues. Even dentists who know the scope of oral appliance therapy often practice “with guesswork,” he says. Even more troubling, most of those in the traditional restorative realm...

In an attempt to turn their stores into “health service hubs,” the two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. (Walgreens and CVS) are remodeling stores to resemble doctors’ offices. According to an Associated Press article by M. Spencer Green, CVS opened three such concept...

CVS and Walgreens “Concept Stores” Are Honing in on DME

In an attempt to turn their stores into “health service hubs,” the two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. (Walgreens and CVS) are remodeling stores to resemble doctors’ offices. According to an Associated Press article by M. Spencer Green, CVS opened three such concept...

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “The Association of Ambient Air Pollution with Sleep Apnea: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis,” Martha...

Sleep Apnea Link to Air Pollution?

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “The Association of Ambient Air Pollution with Sleep Apnea: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis,” Martha...

With the Super Bowl coming up on Feb 3, 2019, the New York Times tackled the problem of obesity in retired National Football League (NFL) players. The Jan 17 NY Times article by reporter Ken Belson points out that linemen, in particular, “have higher...

ASBA Diplomate Featured in NY Times as NFL Comes Under Health Microscope

With the Super Bowl coming up on Feb 3, 2019, the New York Times tackled the problem of obesity in retired National Football League (NFL) players. The Jan 17 NY Times article by reporter Ken Belson points out that linemen, in particular, “have higher...

The New Yorker cast a folksy eye on sleep in its Dec 10 issue. The article by Zoe Heller, entitled Why We Sleep and Why We Often Can’t, discusses the still persistent belief that high achievers should take a measure of pride in disregarding...

Sleep Your Way to the Top?

The New Yorker cast a folksy eye on sleep in its Dec 10 issue. The article by Zoe Heller, entitled Why We Sleep and Why We Often Can’t, discusses the still persistent belief that high achievers should take a measure of pride in disregarding...

Harvard Women’s Health Watch, a division of Harvard Medical School’s publishing division, is encouraging readers to go beyond over the counter (OTC) sleep aids. In a Dec 2018 article (Drugstore sleep aids may bring more risks than benefits), editors caution that many common pharmacy...

Harvard Women’s Health Watch: Be Careful When it Comes to OTC Sleep Aids

Harvard Women’s Health Watch, a division of Harvard Medical School’s publishing division, is encouraging readers to go beyond over the counter (OTC) sleep aids. In a Dec 2018 article (Drugstore sleep aids may bring more risks than benefits), editors caution that many common pharmacy...

How did David Gergen, a nationally respected dental lab technician, manage to find former National Football League (NFL) players interested in helping him spread awareness about dental sleep medicine? The short answer is they eventually found him. Prior to his current roles as CEO...

ASBA Evolution – Getting the NFL on Board

How did David Gergen, a nationally respected dental lab technician, manage to find former National Football League (NFL) players interested in helping him spread awareness about dental sleep medicine? The short answer is they eventually found him. Prior to his current roles as CEO...

SYDNEY, AU – SomnoMed Limited will close all Renew Sleep Solutions (RSS) operations by the end of 2018. The announcement from SomnoMed Chairman Dr. Peter Neustadt came earlier this week during the company’s annual general meeting. Neustadt also reported that CEO Derek Smith has...

SomnoMed Opts to Close All Renew Sleep Solutions (RSS) Locations; CEO Steps Down

SYDNEY, AU – SomnoMed Limited will close all Renew Sleep Solutions (RSS) operations by the end of 2018. The announcement from SomnoMed Chairman Dr. Peter Neustadt came earlier this week during the company’s annual general meeting. Neustadt also reported that CEO Derek Smith has...