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Tips for Recovering from Jet Lag

Tips for Recovering from Jet Lag

Traveling for your dream vacation or an important business trip often requires flying to different time zones. Our bodies can have trouble adjusting, especially when we cross three or more time zones in one day. This results in circadian desynchrony, a phenomenon more commonly known as jet lag. In the past, jet lag was merely […]

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What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome?

What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome?

Getting an adequate amount of sleep each night is vital to your body’s ability to function properly throughout the day. Those with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) are frequently deprived of quality rest. DSPS is a disorder in which a person’s normal sleep is delayed by two or more hours. For example, a person with […]

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Wasp Venom May Combat Lung Diseases

Wasp Venom May Combat Lung Diseases

When you think of wasp venom, you typically associate it with disrupting a person’s breathing, not improving it. However, along with toxic properties, some insect venom is full of compounds that kill bacteria. The venom’s toxicity makes it impossible for us to use it as an antibiotic drug, but variants of a peptide with antimicrobial […]

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Surgical Menopause May Lead to Decreased Sleep Quality

Surgical Menopause May Lead to Decreased Sleep Quality

Most women experience menopause naturally. It is the stage when a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods. The average age of menopause is 51, but it can vary. Nearly 26 percent of postmenopausal women report severe sleep disturbances, making insomnia one of the most common symptoms of menopause. This symptom often begins during perimenopause, which […]

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Caring for a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

Caring for a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex genetic disease that requires a consistent care plan. Children and infants with CF rely on parents and caretakers to be proactive with their treatment, which can be a time-consuming part of each day. For many families, adhering to a care routine becomes easier over time. There are proactive steps […]

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Pregnant? Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Baby

Pregnant? Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Baby

Sleep apnea can have serious health implications for anyone, but the risk is amplified for pregnant women if the disease goes untreated. Millions of Americans live with sleep apnea, but many are never diagnosed. The disease is not only dangerous for the health of a pregnant woman, but also the health of their unborn child. […]

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PCCMA Hires Four New Medical Staff

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Associates

Independent practice adds experienced physician and supporting medical staff to growing practice LEMOYNE, Pa. — Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates (PCCMA), an independent medical practice based in Lemoyne, today announced four new hires to meet increasing demand for its pulmonary, critical care and sleep lab services. Dr. Charles Inner, M.D. joined PCCMA as a […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking?

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking?

It’s a well-established fact that smoking increases a person’s risk of lung disease, respiratory problems, cancer, stroke and heart attack. Many smokers know the negative health effects, but have trouble quitting due to the addictive nature of nicotine. Read on to find out how long it takes the body to recover from smoking and tips […]

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Patient Freedom of Choice Notification

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Associates

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates (PCCMA) Physicians will no longer be providing pulmonary and intensivist care medical services at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, effective May 1, 2019. PCCMA physicians will continue to provide pulmonary and critical care medical services at all UPMC Pinnacle facilities, including Harrisburg Hospital, West Shore Hospital, UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Hospital, […]

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5 Things to Know Before Your Sleep Study

5 Things to Know Before Your Sleep Study

The average adult requires between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for their body to function optimally throughout the day. Unfortunately, up to 70 million adults in the U.S. have a sleep disorder that prevents them from getting consistently restful sleep. To diagnose and treat sleep disorders, medical professionals often recommend that patients […]

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