Dr. Scott Leibowitz, MD

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  • Laureate Medical Group

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.

    Researchers asked more than 1,000 people about their preferred position at night and to rate their relationship qual...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Like many people, chimpanzees are picky about their beds, a new study finds.

    Specifically, these primate cousins prefer firm and stable types of wood to build beds or nests in trees, according to the study published April 16 in the journal ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.

    Sleep apnea causes repeated, brief interruptions in breathing during ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep is tied to a higher risk of mental decline in older men, according to a new study.

    It included more than 2,800 men, average age 76, in six locations across the United States. Sleep data was collected from the men through a wrist device ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests.

    Over the course of four years, researchers found that insomnia seemed to raise the likelihood th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests.

    The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peers.

    "We were very...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Setting the clocks ahead one hour in the spring may not only force you to wake up earlier -- it may also increase your short-term risk of a heart attack, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed 2010-2013 data from hospitals in Michigan and f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who watch as little as 1.5 hours of TV a day may get less sleep than those who don't watch as much television, according to a new study from Spain.

    Moreover, as overall TV-watching increases, essential sleep time declines, the study of more...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may surface for some after clocks were moved forward an hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.

    People's internal clocks tend to be programme...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may surface for some after clocks move forward an hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.

    People's internal clocks tend to be programmed for l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens who get too little sleep are at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, a small study suggests.

    Researchers assessed the health, physical activity levels and sleeping habits of 37 obese American youngsters, aged 11 to 17.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young kids will have an occasional bad dream, but frequent nightmares or episodes of night terrors over a long period of time could be an early warning sign of mental illness, according to a new study.

    British researchers found children who ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter in the brains of Gulf War veterans, a new study suggests.

    Using MRI scans and a sleep quality assessment, researchers found that sleep disturbances among 144 Gulf War vets were...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of insomniacs buzz with more activity during the day, preliminary new research suggests, offering possible insight into why people with sleep problems complain that their minds won't shut down at night.

    The findings, based on a small s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.

    About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researcher...Full Article