Thu, Aug 11, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Sleep Apnea

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A new study from UCSF and the California Pacific Medical Center suggests that people who suffer from sleep apnea -- brief pauses of breathing during the night -- may also be at increased risk of developing dementia. We discuss sleep apnea, and the current state of diagnosis and treatment.

Host: Sydnie Kohara


  • Clete Kushida, neurologist and sleep specialist at Stanford University
  • Edward Grandi, executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association
  • Katie Stone, co-author of the new study, epidemiologist focused on sleep disturbances and senior scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute

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The federal government estimates that more than 12 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea, many of them undiagnosed.

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