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Eyesight Loss with Diabetes Worsened by OSA

Diabetes puts you at risk of vision loss. If you also have obstructive sleep apnea, that risk goes even higher.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Untreated Childhood Sleep Apnea Harms Brain

Childhood sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed and can harm brain cells linked to cognition and mood.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Risks of Sleep Apnea for Angioplasty Patients

Have you had an angioplasty? And do you have sleep apnea? Patients with well-controlled apnea fare better than those whose symptoms go untreated, a study shows.

By Amy Norton

Why Sleep Apnea Is Bad for Your Heart

Sleep apnea can raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation. Here’s what to know.

By Sue Mittenthal

How Obesity Affects Asthma and Sleep Apnea

Excess weight makes breathing difficult for people with asthma or sleep apnea. But evidence suggests that losing weight can help ease breathing problems.

By Sue Mittenthal

Sleep Apnea: Causes and Symptoms

An estimated 12 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, which is characterized by repeated episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep. Yet 95 percent are undiagnosed and untreated.

By HealthAfter50

Seeking Links Between Celiac Disease, Gluten and Childhood Sleep Apnea

Is there a link between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and sleep disordered breathing in children?

By Martin Reed