Sleep in the News: AASM president discusses initiative to bring continuity of care to Medicare

In the new issue of Sleep Review, the cover story “Unifying Sleep Care” features a Q&A with AASM president Dr. Sam Fleishman, who describes how the AASM is striving to transform the fragmented model of care for Medicare patients with sleep apnea.

A new study published in the journal SLEEP suggests that 85 percent of U.S. military study participants had a clinically relevant sleep disorder, reports UPI. The findings show the need for the military to make changes in sleep practices and in attitudes about sleep, notes a HealthDay story in U.S. News & World Report.

Science and Sleep” was the focus of a recent episode of “Science & U!” on CUNY TV, the noncommercial cable television station of the City University of New York. The half-hour program features interviews with AASM spokesperson Dr. Robert Basner and several other AASM members on topics such as sleep apnea and sleepwalking, and it includes a visit to the AASM accredited SleepWell Centers of NJ for an up-close look at a sleep lab.

A recent episode of the podcast Super Human Radio, which reaches health and fitness listeners such as power lifters and body builders, featured a lengthy discussion of snoring and sleep apnea with AASM spokesperson Dr. William Kohler.

2013-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 January 31st, 2013|Professional Development|