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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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New Inhalation System Treats Premature Babies with Lung Disease

New Inhalation System Treats Premature Babies with Lung Disease

Fifteen million preterm babies are born each year worldwide. Oftentimes, the lungs of infants born prematurely haven’t had time to fully develop. Premature newborns often need artificial ventilation to supplement existing lung function. While necessary, this treatment can sometimes cause bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a chronic lung disease. Because premature infants have suppressed immune systems, they also […]

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Sleep Disorders May Affect Women Sooner than Men

Sleep Disorders May Affect Women Sooner than Men

It’s a misconception that snoring is a common problem that doesn’t require medical attention. Research shows that anyone who snores should see a doctor to rule out a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea (which studies now show may increase to cognitive decline). However, snoring may not be the only warning sign a person should […]

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