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, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests.

    The good news from the study is that treating sleep apnea with a continu...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, insomnia and exhaustion may be major risk factors for frequent nightmares, new research suggests.

    "Our study shows a clear connection between well-being and nightmares," lead author Nils Sandman, a researcher in the Center for Cognit...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.

    That's the conclusion of a new study that included more than 1,600 people in South Korea, aged 47 to 59, who ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests.

    People with the syndrome are startled awake from sleep by sudden loud noises -- even the sensation of an explosion -- that occur in thei...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid -- a finding that could shed light on the "brain fog" that marks the condition, researchers say.

    The new study found that, compared with...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking to jump-start their sex life may want to spend more time in bed.

    Sleeping.

    That's the conclusion of a new study that suggests that each additional hour of sleep increased by 14 percent the likelihood a woman would engage ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You'll lose an hour's sleep overnight Saturday when the clocks spring ahead. But there are a number of things you can do to cope with the switch to daylight saving time, a sleep expert says.

    "It's well known that a small shift in time can have a l...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think twice the next time you don't get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt your metabolism.

    Many people skimp on sleep during the week and...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night-to-night changes in the amount of sleep teens get may affect how much they eat, a new study suggests.

    The research included 342 teens, average age 17, who slept an average of 7 hours a night. But after nights when they slept an hour less o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report.

    The study adds to growing evidence that chroni...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests.

    These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests.

    The study offers potential insights into the relationship between lack of sleep a...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk.

    Researchers say lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substances called free fatty acids in the blood. These substances interfere with the ability of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A daytime nap may not be the best idea for preschoolers, concluded a recent review of dozens of previous studies on napping.

    Children over 2 years old who napped during the day tended to go to bed later and get less sleep than those who gave up a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the youngest and oldest, the National Sleep Foundation has new guidelines on what constitutes a good night's rest.

    Newborns (0 to 3 months) need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day, while infants (4 to 11 months) need 12 to 15 hours, according to...Full Article