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What Your Sleep Doctor Wishes You Knew

Published 6/25/07 by Sleep Doc As a sleep physician, I have noticed that patients vary widely in what they expect and what they get out of their visit(s) with me. Here are 10 things that I wish every patient did: Have your own agenda. It’s good to write down the questions and problems that you […]

Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 by Francis Sheehy in CPAP, General, Medical Issues | No Comments

Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of emergency room visits considering 35%-40% of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year. In addition, falls are the leading cause of death due to injury. If you’ve fallen once, you are 2-3 times more likely to fall again in the next 3 months. With […]

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Francis Sheehy in Medical Equipment, Medical Issues | 2 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a medical condition, a type of depression, that affects many people in the late fall, winter, and early spring.  The major cause of SAD is lack of sunlight.  SAD has been referred to as many things over the years, such as winter blues, winter depression, cabin fever, etc.  SAD was […]

Posted on: January 21st, 2013 by Francis Sheehy in Medical Issues | No Comments