Journal of Medicine - About 28 million Americans have sleep apnea, which causes repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night, sometimes resulting in loud snoring and gasps for air. For decades, the standard treatment has been “continuous positive airway pressure.” A mask worn at night pushes air into the nasal passages, enabling easier breathing. C.P.A.P. reduces and in some cases completely prevents episodes of apnea.
Journal of Medicine - Tens of millions of Americans over age 40 have diseased arteries that may put them at significant risk of a heart attack. James Muller, a Boston cardiologist, is on a quest to develop a way to predict who among them is actually likely to have one.
Journal of Medicine - At age 12, Mikayla Cunney loves to play tennis and run races. But for 16 hours a day she is restricted by a tightfitting, upper-body brace she must wear to prevent a worsening of the scoliosis that began curving her spine five years ago.
Journal of Medicine -- Experts have dubbed it the “new AIDS of the Americas.”