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Losing sleep does not help burn body fat

Losing sleep does not help burn body fat

Cutting calories and exercise often helps a person lose weight. However, some people might have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep. When people want to lose weight–particularly fat–they need to avoid sleep loss during the week because there is no such thing as “catching up on […]

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Snoring can ruin your camping trip

Snoring can ruin your camping trip

Now that it is summer, how about a camping trip? It is a way to really enjoy the nice weather with friends, right? Maybe not if Billy is joining the crew for camping–he tends to snore louder than a freight train. When it comes to camping with a friend, family member or significant other you […]

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Start now to understand stroke and sleep apnea

Start now to understand stroke and sleep apnea

Untreated sleep apnea is dangerous because it can lead to a variety of health conditions. From increased risk of cardiovascular disease to diabetes, health complications of sleep apnea are nothing to be ignored. While we raise awareness for aphasia, let’s take a look at the connection between sleep apnea and stroke, too. Heart disease and […]

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June is National Aphasia Awareness month

June is National Aphasia Awareness month

Stroke is the number five cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke can have a variety of communication effects, one of which is aphasia. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate. Awareness for aphasia June is […]

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Pay attention to men’s health and sleep apnea

Pay attention to men’s health and sleep apnea

Each June is celebrated as men’s health month. Celebrated across the country, Men’s Health Month provides screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Why? To help raise awareness for men and their health conditions. One area we need to focus on is that men have an increased risk of developing […]

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Daytime sleepiness can lead to cardiovascular disease

Daytime sleepiness can lead to cardiovascular disease

A recent study categorized people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) based on their differing symptoms. It found that there was a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. For those with OSA, it increases their hypertension risk. About 30% of people with high blood pressure also have OSA, according to the American Thoracic […]

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Common sleep disorders can impact your health

Common sleep disorders can impact your health

Maintaining optimal overall health requires adequate nutrition, regular physical activity, mental well-being and a good night’s sleep. Knowing that, when was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? If you can’t remember, then now is the time to educate yourself on the different sleep disorders and how they affect your health and well-being. […]