Dr. Scott Leibowitz, MD

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  • Laureate Medical Group

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.

    In Alzheimer's patients, sleep disruption can be especially severe and often results in nighttime ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Natural light during the work day may benefit employees by improving their sleep and quality of life, according to a new study.

    "There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day -- particularly in th...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Belsomra (suvorexant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia.

    It's among a new class of drugs called orexin receptor antagonists that target orexins, brain chemicals that regulate the body's sleep-wake cycle...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription insomnia drug that's the first of its kind was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets are approved to treat patients with insomnia, which means they have difficulty falli...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping difficulties may increase the risk of suicide in older adults even when other symptoms of depression aren't present, a new study suggests.

    The study focused on adults 65 and older, and poor sleep included difficulty falling or staying ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many shift workers take drugs to sleep or stay awake despite lingering questions about their benefits and risks, researchers report.

    The study authors analyzed the findings of 15 clinical trials that included a total ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep is common among astronauts before and during spaceflight, and their widespread use of sleeping pills could pose a safety threat, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the sleep habits of 64 astronauts on 80 space shuttle missions...Full Article

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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