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After an argument with a colleague, a graduate student appears "drunk" in class. What happened on the way to the lecture?
Shift Work and Metabolic Disorders
Diabetes, obesity, CVD—all have been linked to disruption of the day-night rhythm caused by shift work. More facts and some tips for your shift-weary patients, here.
Chronic Insomnia: 6 Questions for Primary Care
How much less sleep do insomniacs get? What causes brainstem hyperarousal? Is insomnia heritable? If you snooze, you lose on this quiz!
Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Depression in Men
The association remained statistically significant even after adjusting for age, waist circumference, smoking, and other confounders.
The Body Clock and Its Discontents
Circadian components are profound in depressive disorders, such seasonal affective disorder. This article introduces a course to be given at this year’s APA Meeting in Toronto, on melatonin and light treatment.
First Comes Pain, Then Comes Insomnia
Good physical and social functioning may help avert insomnia in older people with musculoskeletal pain.
Sleep Protein Curbs Neuron Death in Parkinson
Orexin B protects vulnerable midbrain neurons from degeneration and preserves their function. This sleep-promoting protein could provide a new target for potential treatments.
Glucocorticoids May Reset Biological Clocks
New therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s various clocks may be opening up.
Video: Conducting Spirometry in Children
Prof. Dominic Fitzgerald, a pediatric respiratory and sleep physician, reviews the basics about spirometry, and explains its use in children.
Video: When Ovine Computation Fails to Induce Sleep
When counting sheep fails as first line therapy, what measures can you recommend to help your patient get some sleep?
Five Top Papers From 2014 That Will Impact Your Practice
New drugs that treat stubborn illness seen often in primary care lead this group of Top 5 Papers for 2014. Type 2 diabetes, cryptogenic stroke, and hep-C are key targets.
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