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Groups surveys drivers on sleep apnea

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04/19/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute has launched an online survey seeking input from commercial drivers on a number of issues related to sleep apnea.

Sleep therapy reduces readmissions for CHF patients, study shows

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01/28/2016

PHILADELPHIA – Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of Cardiology.

Össur, Ottobock fund research

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01/26/2016

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Össur and Ottobock have joined forces to fund breakthrough research in mind-controlled prosthetic limbs. The companies have contributed a combined $1 million to the Össur and Ottobock Research Trust Fund at the University of Iceland.

COPD patients benefit from app, same-day treatment

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09/01/2015

PHILADELPHIA – Early intervention facilitated by a digital health application provides key benefits for COPD patients, according to the results of a two-year clinical study by Temple University.

Performance Health is on TRAC

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09/01/2015

AKRON, Ohio – Performance Health held its 17th annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting, known as TRAC, in Vancouver, Canada, recently.

Are diabetes rates slowing?

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09/25/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – The incidence and prevalence of diabetes appears to have plateaued between 2008 and 2012, according to an article published Sept.

HME revenues, profits to decline, report says

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07/08/2014

NEW YORK – The HME industry has a lot going for it, including a rapidly aging population, but that may not be enough to offset increased Medicare and Medicaid regulations, according to a new report from IBISWorld.

Sleep apnea: It’s better managed at home, study says

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05/27/2014

SAN DIEGO – Testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and initiating treatment with an APAP device at home vs. in a lab reduces costs and doesn’t negatively impact clinical outcomes, according to a new study.

Gov’t to invest $10M in O&P research

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01/23/2014

WASHINGTON –Congress has instructed the Department of Defense (DOD) to invest $10 million to research orthotics and prosthetics outcomes and support educational advances, according to the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA).

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