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Avi Weisfogel, founder of Dental Sleep Masters and Healthy Heart Sleep praises the decision for MTA to screen for sleep apnea. Weisfogel is referring to the CBSNewYork published story about the New York Transportation Authority’s decision to screen employees for sleep apnea. In 2013 the NYMTA experienced the deadly Spuyten Duyvil train derailment, killing four people and injuring more than 70. The commuter train was headed for Grand Central Station when it derailed off a curve. The official conclusion was that the accident occurred partially because the engineer suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea, which has spurned the NYMTA to begin screening train and bus operators. “This is a first for a transportation department to take such steps and screen for sleep disorders, but hopefully transportation authorities nationwide will acknowledge the importance and follow suit,” said Weisfogel.
Unbeknownst to many, the nightly snoring concert is much more than simply being overtired. Most people have no idea they have sleep apnea. During sleep, the muscles in the pharynx relax, and the soft palate parts begin to vibrate as you breathe. This also narrows the respiratory tract, especially in the sleep position where you’re laying flat on the back, and the tongue comfortably falls back, amplifying the noise. Enlarged tonsils, and jaw defects are among the anatomically contributing factors of sleep apnea, and also obesity promotes the loudest breathing when fat deposits in the tongue, throat and neck change the spatial conditions of the upper airways. There are various treatments that range from dental techniques, which is one approach made popular by Avi Weisfogel and Dental Sleep Masters, and lifestyle changes one can make to alleviate or eliminate the problem.
Avi Weisfogel is an American dentist, sleep consultant and founder of Dental Sleep Masters. He is best known for his research on sleep disorders, like sleep apnea. Weisfogel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology and he attended New York University College of Dentistry. After his studies, Weisfogel opened his own dental practice in Old Bridge New Jersey. Committed to providing a comprehensive multi-faceted approach to his clients, he used his studies and expertise to find ways to alleviate his patients’ sleep problems.To learn more about Avi Weisfogel and his on-going research and findings into sleep apnea visit his blog.
The Zika Virus first emerged during the 1940s, when the disease was found in Uganda and Tanzania. Throughout the last few years, the virus has spread to countries like India and Thailand.
Last year, the virus began to circulate through Latin America, invading countries such as Brazil, and Colombia. This caused the World Health Organization to issue a warning concerning the potential dangers of the disease, and its consequences.
Since the first cases of the Zika Virus were found in Brazil, there has been great concern among the health experts in the country. According to Dr. Sergio Cortes, if the symptoms of the Zika Virus aren’t serious, the disease can be controlled. However, Dr. Cortes is worried about the relationship between the Zika Virus and Guillain Barre Syndrome.
According to Dr. Cortes, Guillain Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune and neurological disease, which could be related to the Zika Virus. The potential relationship was confirmed by the Brazilian Ministry of Health after being found in areas where a Zika Virus outbreak occurred.
The symptoms of the Zika Virus are not aggressive and may disappear after a week. According to Dr. Cortes, the most common symptoms are muscle pains and a rash. According to Dr. Cortes, for now the only way to diagnose the Zika Virus is through a complex exam performed at the Evandro Chagas Institute.
The Zika Virus is not contagious. The most common way to catch the disease is through a Aedes Aegypti bite. These mosquitos also carry dengue fever and chikungunya. When a mosquito that is not infected bites an infected person, the mosquito becomes infected, which causes the disease to spread. The Aedes Aegypti likes to lay eggs in clean water, which is another way to spread the virus.
Infected people can use anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers, while under prescription. Dr. Cortes points out that it is best to avoid taking aspirin because the patient may start bleeding. The easiest way to avoid catching the Zika Virus is to avoid standing water, even in containers and objects. Use screens on all windows and even consider installing some nets around your bed.
In Brazil, the Northeast is the region with the most reported cases of the Zika Virus, spanning over 200 cities. This disease has impacted both small children and adults alike. There is no vaccine for the Zika Virus, however progress is being made on developing a Vaccine every day.
The information from this article was published on Dr. Sergio Cortes’s blog.
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Dr. Jennifer Walden is a woman who has always been working hard to make her career into something great. She’s the kind of woman who has never been satisfied with being anything but the best, and because of that she has become one of the most respected beauty surgeons in the country. People come to her when they need work done because they know that she will put her all into getting things done in the best way.
Dr. Jennifer Walden was running her practice out of New York City until recently when she decided that it would be best for her boys to grow up closer to family. She packed up her practice and moved it to her home city of Austin, Texas. There were many people who doubted her and her ability to make the practice work in Texas, but she proved them all wrong. She has been able to have much success in her home city, and she is excited about all that she is doing there. She is continuing to grow and learn and do new things while in Austin, and she is happy with the changes that she made. She’s glad that her boys are able to be closer to her mother and other members of her family, and she is glad that her practice is doing so well in Texas.