Leading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Researcher Joins NSU

Nancy Klimas, MD, one of the world’s leading researchers and clinicians in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), a debilitating disorder that affects more than 1 million Americans, joined Nova Southeastern Universit

Neurovirtual Receives 2011 Best of Business Award

Neurovirtual has been selected for the 2011 Best of Business Award by the Small Business Community Association. Neurovirtual’s mission is to provide high quality diagnostic equipment at an affordable price and to assist in the diagnosis an

Social Support Key to CPAP Adherence

People with obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to stick to prescribed treatment when a partner or parent is involved with their treatment, according to a team of sleep researchers. Amy M. Sawyer, assistant professor of nursing, Penn State,

Philips Launches Partners in Compliance Management Web Site

Philips Respironics’ Partners in Compliance Management Web site is now available to aid health care team members responsible for the compliance management of their sleep therapy patients. As home care providers, clinicians, and sleep la

Physical Activity Impacts Overall Quality of Sleep

People sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week, a new study concludes. A nationally representative sample of more than 2,600 men and women, ages 18-85, found that 150 min

Fatigue Linked to Safety Problems Among EMS Workers

Fatigue and poor sleep quality, which affect many emergency medical services (EMS) workers, are linked to higher reported rates of injuries, medical errors, and safety-compromising behaviors, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh rese

Reusable CPAP Mask Liner Increases Comfort

Constructed of a high-quality, cotton-based fabric, Quietus Liners help minimize compliance issues encountered by numerous CPAP users, according to the company. After being used for 3 to 7 nights, the liners can be laundered and reused. Quietus

CMS Sets Timetable for Round 2 Competitive Bidding

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled operational details for the next stage in a program that sets new, lower payment rates for certain medical devices and supplies including CPAP equipment. CMS also launched an educati