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  • Electrotherapy Used to Treat Patients with Dementia

    February 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    A research team conducted a preliminary study that aims to find a cure for patients with mild cognitive impairment and those with mild forms of dementia. The study involves having electrical stimulation into a patient’s frontal lobe which is in charge of motor function, problem solving and spontaneity. It uses direct currents, with electricity flowing […]

    10% Veteran’s Discount

    November 11, 2016 at 5:24 am | Category: Uncategorized

    We appreciate veterans.  Not just on Veteran’s Day, but every day of the year. To show our appreciation we offer a 10% discount for veterans. If you are a veteran, let us know and we will subtract 10% from your total bill for products and services. Thank you for your service!

    Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction at ‘Ground Zero’ for Opioids

    May 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    By Abby Goodnough, New York Times Dr. Denzil Hawkinberry, a pain specialist at the Community Care of West Virginia clinic in Bridgeport, examines Daniel Myers, who works at an area ski resort. CreditRaymond Thompson Jr for The New York Times BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The doctors wanted to talk about illness, but the patients — often […]

    Addiction in the Workplace – Substance-abuse Issues Pose Stern Challenges for Employers

    May 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    By KATHLEEN MITCHELL, Rene Pinero says antiquated beliefs persist about individuals who become addicted to alcohol or drugs, despite recent headlines and ample evidence to the contrary. “People think they’re homeless, don’t work, and have a low level of education,” Pinero, clinical director for Outpatient Behavioral Health at the Center for Human Development (CHD), […]

    Really? Treating Sleep Apnea Reduces Inflammation

    May 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    THE FACTS Doctors have plenty of good reasons to persuade people with sleep apnea to get it treated. The widespread disorder causes disruptions in breathing at night, which can ruin sleep and raise the likelihood of problems like obesity and fatigue. The standard treatment for the condition, a mask worn at night that delivers continuous […]

    Can Your Phone Diagnose Sleep Disorders?

    May 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    The huge scale of smartphone platforms and their penetration into everyday activities has created opportunities for innovative applications, especially in health monitoring. We all know that most smartphones are loaded with an advanced array of cameras, sensors, and microphones. Coupled with the right software, the devices can be enabled to do some very sophisticated things […]

    Depression Is More Likely To Effect Men with Sleep Apnea

    May 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition for a variety of reasons, including its link to high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke. Now a study adds evidence that for men, apnea also increases the likelihood of suffering from depression. Apnea occurs when breathing is interrupted during sleep, limiting oxygen flow to the brain. […]

    Train Derailment Highlights Deadly Consequences of Poor Sleep

    December 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    BRONX, NY – If the engineer at the controls of the ill-fated Metro-North train in the Bronx had worn a CPAP the night before, could the tragic derailment have been avoided? Inside the world of sleep medicine, the question rages in light of several media outlets reporting that the engineer may have fallen asleep. DNAinfo […]

    Congress Eyes Physician Payment System Overhaul

    May 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    An overhaul of the Medicare physician payment system was a hot topic last week in both chambers of Congress. Medicare reimbursement for physician services will be reduced by about 25 percent in January 2014, unless Congress acts first to implement a “doc fix.” On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing […]

    A Summary Of The Rotech Healthcare Bankruptcy

    May 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Category: Uncategorized

    Earlier today, Rotech Healthcare (“Rotech”), filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. According to a declaration filed by Rotech’s President and CEO (the “Declaration” or “Decl.”), Rotech describes itself as “one of the largest providers of home medical equipment and related products and services in […]




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