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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: hidden health crisis in America

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently released a study showing the costly effects of undiagnosed sleep apnea.

According to the study, there are approximately 30 million Americans suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and it is costing the United States billions of dollars every year.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: hidden health crisis in America

A recent study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) revealed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could be a hidden health crisis costing America billions.

The study showed there are approximately 30 million Americans suffering from obstructive sleep apnea; yet only 6 million people are officially diagnosed. This means that 80 percent of people with OSA are undiagnosed.

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Vaccinations before travel: What you need to know

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Receiving proper vaccinations before traveling to certain regions of the world is highly recommended, and oftentimes required. However, it’s not always clear when and where vaccinations are necessary.

To help clarify, Health Talk spoke with Mark R. Schleiss, M.D., co-director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research (CIDMTR) at the University of Minnesota.

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World Breastfeeding Week: Tips, tricks and benefits

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To help bring attention to World Breastfeeding Week, Health Talk spoke with Katy Kozhimannil, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, to learn more about some of the tips, tricks, and benefits of breastfeeding.

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Staying safe during upcoming heat wave

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Dangerous heat waves are affecting much of the United States, and Minnesota is bracing for a hot couple of days.

With excessive heat warnings covering most of the state, there are several dangers and safety concerns to consider.

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New study suggests prenatal vitamins are not worth the money

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For years, pregnant women have been advised to take prenatal vitamins in order to ensure proper growth and nutrition of the fetus.

However, a recent report by the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin says that prenatal vitamins are an unnecessary expense and are not as effective as doctors have made them seem.  

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