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Must-have-titles for your Sleep Bookshelf... by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Dr. Park, an ENT surgeon has an interesting take on how to address issues of sleep and sleep- disordered breathing. ... Read on »
One chapter ends and another begins…. by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders After 10 years at the helm of the American Sleep Apnea Association, I step down, bowing to the Board of Directors’ decision to set a new direction for the Association unde ... Read on »
Year end message to my connections - by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Friends, 2013 is just about over and before we close the books on this year and start afresh on January 1st, I want to share a few items I am really about and to ask you ... Read on »
Perfect Storm - Delivering the right therapy by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders As mentioned earlier... up until the mid-eighties the treatment of sleep apnea was exclusively the province of ENT surgeons. UUUP surgery and variants was a novel replac ... Read on »
Please allow this interruption while we mark the passing of a great man.... by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.In the fel ... Read on »
The Perfect Storm - Arriving at a Diagnosis by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Two stories... there was a time, a while back, when a noted physician invited a group of residents into a patient's room to show them someone with sleep apnea. A conditi ... Read on »
The Future of Sleep Medicine - The Perfect Storm by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders A "perfect storm" is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. The term is also used to des ... Read on »
Why sometimes I feel like Jimmy Stewart.... by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders A couple years back I had the good fortune to attend and present at the annual meeting of one of our sister organizations - the Sleep Apnoea Trust . My talk was on OSA ... Read on »
The CPAP Assistance Program of the American Sleep Apnea Association by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders The Donation Center About 18 months ago the association formalized a relationship with a Durable Medical Equipment company located in Southeast Minnesota - ... Read on »
WCSA2012 - #6 – Faces of sleep apnea by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders The last full day of the World Congress on Sleep Apnea began with a presentation by Dr. Josep Maria Montserrat of Barcelona with another vexing issue in sleep medicine – ... Read on »
WCSA2012 - #5 - New under the sun by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders In an earlier post I mentioned that conferences like the World Congress on Sleep Apnea provide an opportunity to present information on work in progress. Today I add tha ... Read on »
WCSA2012 - #4 - Sleep Apnea and Nothing but Sleep Apnea by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders The World Congress on Sleep Apnea provides a unique opportunity among the medical/sleep meetings I attend. This gathering exclusively addresses the condition that is my ... Read on »
WCSA2012 - #3 - Gathering the Tribes by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders It was a challenge to get patient groups to send a representative to the meeting. For a long stretch I thought it might just be me and Adam Amdur. Then as ... Read on »
WSCA2012 - #2 - Small Beginnings by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders I have written in the past about the  World Congress on Sleep Apnea. I was a newcomer then and knew hardly anyone. But now six years later many of the American atten ... Read on »
WCSA2012 - #1 – Getting here. by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders I wish there was a better way to cross six time zones. Six hours, 25% of the day and equal to hours of sound sleep I get on a good say – is a lot to lose in a transa ... Read on »
Sleeping on the job? Where is Sleep Apnea ED? by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Well, I did call it a "sometime" journal of the executive director. The association (and me) are engaged in so many wonderful projects I barely have time for all of the ... Read on »
Eating your broccoli or why ACA is important and necessary by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Perhaps the most important lesson I learn when I was an insurance broker was the law of large numbers. Simply put, the law states that the more “risk units” you have ... Read on »