September 2013

Science and Medicine Feeling the Sequester’s Pinch

Every new medicine, medical technology, or treatment we rely on today — ones that we take for granted when we walk into a pharmacy to fill a prescription or to purchase pain relievers — stems from one collective source: research. It is intrinsic to the advancement of healthcare. Without research there would be no new treatments or cures.

Surgery Improves Outcomes for Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep experts have conducted the first multicenter clinical trial of obstructive sleep apnea in children and have found that those who underwent surgery to remove their adenoids and tonsils had notable improvements in behavior, quality of life and other symptoms compared to those treated with “watchful waiting” and supportive care.

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