Dr. Scott Leibowitz, MD

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  • Laureate Medical Group

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has linked divorce to major health problems and even early death, but few stud...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new government survey, one in 25 U.S. drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel a least once over the prior month.

    The study found those most at risk for having accidents while driving drowsy are those under 25, males, people who bing...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows.

    The research, presented this week at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the E...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A short session of hypnosis might lead to a better night's sleep, says a team of Swiss researchers.

    After listening to a sleep-promoting audio tape containing hypnotic suggestion, women who are suggestible to hypnosis spent two-thirds less time ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of staying up studying all night, college students might want to try a new way to improve their grades: get a good night's sleep.

    Researchers report that having trouble sleeping is as strong a predictor of falling grades as binge drinking o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs whimpering that they need to "go outside," cats with medical needs, even pets that snore -- it's all adding up to sleepless nights for many Americans, a new report finds.

    Overall, the percentage of people reporting sleep-time trouble with t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with sleep apnea who turn to the CPAP mask for help may do better if they get support from partners and family members, a new study shows.

    "Having healthy relationships with family members can create an environment that support...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that the "CPAP" breathing devices used by sleep apnea patients can make a major, rapid and beneficial difference in blood pressure and the stiffness of arteries.

    Just three months of treatment with CPAP (continuous po...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with high blood pressure who also snore are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a new study suggests.

    Researchers cautioned that these women should be screened for the sleep disorder, to avoid complications during pregnancy...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use marijuana may have trouble falling and staying asleep and feel drowsy during the day, new research suggests.

    And adults who started using the drug before they were 15 seem to be twice as likely as nonusers to have problems falling...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides are more likely to occur during the dark hours between midnight and sunrise, a new study shows.

    The researchers said their findings have important implications for people with chronic insomnia that lasts for at least three months. This sl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that to be healthy you should eat right and exercise. But now a new campaign is adding one more thing to that list: get a good night's sleep every night.

    "The urgency of our message cannot be overstated: Sleep is a necessity, not a l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well.

    The study found that sleep apnea was associated with hearing impairment at both high and low frequenci...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who get too little sleep are more likely than others to be obese by age 7, according to a new study.

    Previous research has suggested insufficient sleep before age 4 raised the risk of obesity. But the new study, published online May ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the use of sleeping pills greatly increases the risk of serious heart problems and death in people with heart failure.

    "Sleeping problems are a frequent side effect of heart failure and it is common for patients to be pr...Full Article