Dr. Scott Leibowitz, MD

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  • Laureate Medical Group

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic sleep loss is rampant in America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new research suggests.

    "Work is the No. 1 sleep killer," said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds.

    What isn't clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if some...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

    Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How much sleep you get each night may depend to some extent on your genes, a new study suggests.

    "Sleep patterns are influenced by genetic differences," said study co-author Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a sleep researcher and associate professor of med...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.

    According to the study, those who do shift work for more than 10 y...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple steps can help make this weekend's time change easier to cope with, a sleep expert says.

    "Adjusting to the end of Daylight Saving Time in the fall is a bit easier than handling the time change in the spring. The main reason is because...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your sex life is unlikely to suffer because of sleep apnea treatment, according to a new study.

    People with sleep apnea experience periods of disrupted breathing throughout sleep. This can lead to daytime fatigue, hig...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking about taking a drive after popping some over-the-counter medications? Better check the label first, warn experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The agency cautions that some common nonprescription medicines can impair your ab...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a "fat" tongue.

    "This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the tongue of obese patients ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications by more than half, a new study suggests.

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway relaxes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The fatigue many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience may actually be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder, according to a new study.

    Researchers found that sleep disorders, which are more common among people with MS, are often left...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 per...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Melatonin supplements did not reduce delirium in seniors who had surgery for hip fractures, a new study found.

    Many older hospital patients experience the sudden, severe confusion known as delirium due to disruption of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.

    The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. Nearly one-fif...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.

    CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narro...Full Article