Dr. Scott Leibowitz, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Laureate Medical Group

Activity

  • 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

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of American parents support a later start to the school day for teens, a new survey shows.

    The poll of parents with teens aged 13 to 17 whose schools start before 8:30 a.m. found that half favored a later school start time. Forty perce...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens don't get enough sleep, and the problem has only gotten worse since the 1990s, new research shows.

    Just 63 percent of 15-year-olds reported getting seven or more hours of sleep a night in 2012. That number is down from 72 percent in...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation may help older adults get a better night's sleep, a small study suggests.

    Researchers found that among 49 older adults with sleep problems, those who learned mindfulness practices started sleeping better within six weeks. I...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are being assessed for the sleep disorder narcolepsy should also be screened for marijuana use because the drug can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, researchers report.

    People with narcolepsy show the same symptoms, the study authors ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors with depression may be at increased risk for sleep problems, a new study suggests.

    According to experts, sleep problems are common after stroke and associated with poor health.

    In the new study, a team of researchers in K...Full Article