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Newswise: Too many Americans admit to driving while drowsy

Article ID: 720999

Too many Americans admit to driving while drowsy

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine highlight the prevalence of drowsy driving. To help drivers stay awake at the wheel, the AASM offers tips for National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Nov. 3-10.

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22-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 721076

Journal of Athletic Training Releases Special Thematic Issue Focused on Youth Sport Specialization

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Kicking off National Youth Sport Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) scientific publication, released today a special thematic issue focused on youth sport specialization. Youth sport specialization is intensive year-round participation in a single sport, often at the exclusion of other sports. The themed issue looks at the $15.3 billion youth sports industry1 and this increasingly hot topic as it pertains to general and sports-specific physical health, effects on public health, psychosocial well-being and burnout. The issue also addresses specialization in specific settings, such as club sports.

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21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    20-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720622

One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery, study shows

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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14-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: When daylight saving time ends, 41% plan to 'fall back' to sleep

Article ID: 720909

When daylight saving time ends, 41% plan to 'fall back' to sleep

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The end of daylight saving time is an opportunity to prioritize sleep and a reminder about the importance of healthy sleep year-round. New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggest how adults will use the extra hour. The AASM also provides sleep tips for the time change.

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17-Oct-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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    14-Oct-2019 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 720494

Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People With Diabetes

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness.

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10-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720547

New study to examine if sleep problems contribute to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Everybody knows sleep is good for your body. It may be good for your mind, too. That’s what scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine will attempt to determine thanks to a $5.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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10-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies

Article ID: 720538

UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies

University of California San Diego Health

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at University of California San Diego School of Medicine announces $3 million in research grants to explore new applications of cannabis for a number of novel medical applications.

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10-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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