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Persante spreads its expertise

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05/26/2017

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – Persante Health Care has joined the American Public Transportation Association to expand its sleep testing and therapy services into the transportation industry, one of a number of moves aimed at growing the provider’s presence in this growing market.

Short takes: sleep apnea

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05/16/2017

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case from a truck driver who claimed his employer violated his rights by requiring him to get tested for sleep apnea opens the door for trucking companies to more widely require the tests, according to Trucks.com.

MTA pushes sleep screening

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01/25/2017

NEW YORK – The Mass Transit Authority has said it will seek to expand sleep apnea screening to Long Island Rail Road engineers and conductors; New York City Transit subway train operators, conductors and bus operators; and MTA bus operators, according to

In brief: CQRC urges passage of bid-delay, Vertess closes three deals

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11/18/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care this week urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would delay steep cuts to reimbursement for home oxygen.

Sleep apnea impairs blood pressure regulation

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11/18/2016

KELOWNA, British Columbia – Sleep apnea has an immediate negative impact on blood pressure, according to a new study.

Hoboken train crash caused by driver’s undiagnosed sleep apnea

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11/17/2016

HOBOKEN, N.J. – The engineer of the NJ Transit train that killed one woman and injured more than 100 others when it slammed into Hoboken Station has severe sleep apnea, according to his lawyer.

Inspire Medical raises $37M for sleep apnea device

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11/17/2016

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Inspire Medical Systems has accumulated $37.5 million in venture funding as it prepares to increase sales of its pacemaker-sized, implantable device used to treat sleep apnea.

Driver group seeks to halt sleep screening rule

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11/16/2016

WASHINGTON – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a challenge against a 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation rule that altered the driver medical examination process to include sleep apnea screening, according to Overdrive Magazine.

Joint committees approve sleep apnea recommendations

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10/27/2016

WASHINGTON – The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board voted to approve guidelines for obstructive sleep apnea screening for truck drivers during a joint m

Speaker spotlight: Be aware of dentists

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10/21/2016

Sleep dentists are fast becoming a new identifier of hundreds if not thousands of sleep disordered patients, not all of whom will be suitable for oral appliance therapy, says Medtrade speaker Daniel Brown.

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