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Study links sleep apnea, obesity

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05/13/2013

MADISON, Wis. – A new study suggests that the near 55% increase in sleep apnea cases over the past two decades may be linked to a higher incidence of obesity.

BOC changes prerequisites

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05/13/2013

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) recently changed its prerequisites for becoming a certified orthotist or prosthetist by adding both a graduation and residency requirement, according to a press release.

DME MAC changes name

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05/13/2013

WASHINGTON – Noridian Administrative Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction D, has changed its name to Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the organization announced in a message to its mailing list.

New season of HME Voice set to kick off

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05/10/2013

ATLANTA – The second season of HME Voice is slated to begin May 16, according to a Medtrade press release.

Pinnacle Medical launches new website

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05/10/2013

SOUTHAVEN & BYHALIA, Miss. – Pinnacle Medical Solutions, a provider of diabetes supplies, recently unveiled a new website, according to a press release.

Sunrise Medical launches donation program

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05/09/2013

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical has announced the first recipients of its Propel Donation Program, according to a press release.

OIG: Illinois could have saved $8.5M on diabetes test strips

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05/09/2013

WASHINGTON ­– Illinois could have saved an additional $8.5 million in 2011 by reducing Medicaid provider reimbursement rates for diabetes test strips to Medicare rates, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Study: Bedtime regularity predicts CPAP compliance

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05/08/2013

DARIEN, Ill. – Having a routine bedtime prior to CPAP therapy plays an important role in compliance, suggests a new study published in the journal SLEEP.

DeVilbiss Healthcare celebrates 125 years

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05/08/2013

SOMERSET, Pa. – This year marks the 125th anniversary of DeVilbiss Healthcare, which was founded in 1888 by Dr. Allen DeVilbiss, who invented the first atomizer, according to a press release.

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