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Recent & Relevant Headlines in the World of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

At Advanced Pulmonary and Critical Care, we stay abreast of ongoing developments and medical breakthroughs that affect both our practice and our patients. We are happy to keep you informed about the latest news on asthma treatments, sleeping disorders, lung and airway problems, and more. Below are just a few headlines of interest from our recent news scans; check back for updates every now and then, and if you have questions about a condition or treatment that’s relevant to your condition, we encourage you to contact us at 813.788.0705 or fill out our convenient online appointment request form, and a member of our office staff will reach out to you as soon as possible. Happy reading!

Your C-PAP Machine May Help Keep You Safe Behind the Wheel

Chances are, if you use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device to help you breathe at night, you appreciate how it enables you to sleep soundly so that you can feel and function better during the day. Now Swedish researchers have uncovered another reason to love your CPAP, finding that while sleep apnea sufferers are at significantly greater risk of vehicle accidents than others, this risk is apparently mitigated by regular use of a CPAP machine. Link to Medical News Today’s coverage of this interesting news story here.

Research Could Lead to Medical Breakthroughs in Treating COPD, Asthma and More

If you like to read about science and how new therapies are developed to address chronic diseases, you might want to check out this piece from Medical News Today on recent research pertaining to a protein associated with mucus production in those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and more. Link to the full story here

New Asthma Treatment Approved for Adults

The medical world is buzzing about a new treatment option for asthma that has obtained approval of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Here’s the full scoop from Medscape.com.