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Dr. Brian Affleck explains new sleep apnea surgery in May 6 webinar

Dr. Brian Affleck explains new sleep apnea surgery in May 6 webinar

2nd April, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

Learn more about a new outpatient surgical procedure for sleep apnea in a free educational webinar at 6 p.m. May 6 taught by Dr. Brian Affleck, a Saltzer Health ENT-Otolaryngologist. [caption id="attachment_3036" align="alignright" width="257"] Dr. Brian Affleck[/caption] Inspire is a small device that works inside your body with your natural breathing process to treat obstructive sleep apnea. “While a patient sleeps, the device delivers mild stimulation to open airway muscles, which allows for normal breathing and more restful sleep,” said...

Dr. Katie Copeland offers advice for parents of teens during pandemic

Dr. Katie Copeland offers advice for parents of teens during pandemic

2nd April, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

Teens and young adults face unique challenges, especially during the pandemic. Dr. Katie Copeland, a family medicine provider at Saltzer Health, shares some helpful advice for parents on the KTVB Medical Minute. How can parents help their middle school and high schoolers stay safe? “Talk about their role in the community and their family and their importance in the spread of this disease,” Dr. Copeland said. “With a pandemic and infectious virus such as this, we are only as strong...

Dr. Jesse Chlebeck says surgery is still an option for orthopedic emergencies

Dr. Jesse Chlebeck says surgery is still an option for orthopedic emergencies

2nd April, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

Even during a pandemic, accidents happen and people still get hurt. In an episode of the Saltzer Health KTVB Medical Minute, Orthopedic Surgeon Jesse Chlebeck, MD, provides information about how healthcare workers and hospitals are helping patients who may need emergency surgery. “We are not doing elective surgeries, but obviously people don’t stop getting injuries and don’t stop having accidents,” he said. Chlebeck assures his patients that their healthcare workers are diligent about practicing social distancing, wearing masks and washing...

Sleep Disorders: 6 Major Types of Sleep Issues and What to Do

Sleep Disorders: 6 Major Types of Sleep Issues and What to Do

2nd April, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

It may be tempting to think of fatigue as a minor inconvenience rather than an indicator of a serious health issue, but that assumption may be dangerous. The consequences of sleep disorders range from behavioral issues to heart attacks, and it is absolutely possible for a serious sleep disorder to fly under the radar for years. According to Dr. Mark Rasmus, a sleep specialist at Saltzer Health, “some people can wake up 20 times throughout the night and not remember...