Sleep in the News: AASM president discusses initiative to bring continuity of care to Medicare
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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.