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OSA could lead to more heart disease in women, study says

October 25, 2013HME News Staff

LOS ANGELES - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) disrupts body functions controlling blood pressure, heart rate and sweating, more so in women than in men, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing. The study, published in the Oct. 23 edition of PLOS ONE, may indicate women with OSA are more likely to develop heart disease and other health problems, according to its authors. Researchers challenged OSA patients to exhale with their mouths closed, make a...

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In brief: Clock ticks on MPP, MAC outlines responsibilities

October 25, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - All eyes in Washington, D.C., last week may have been on the Affordable Care Act and the website that couldn't, but that didn't stop stakeholders from meeting with legislative staffers to get a sense of what the industry might accomplish before the end of the year. “We are hearing that they will be doing a fix to take care of doctors before the holidays and that's the vehicle we've been looking for to include the market pricing program (MPP),” said Seth Johnson, vice president...

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