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Can Sleep Apnea Patients Finally Ditch the Mask?

The thought of a single night of uninterrupted sleep is but a dream for people with obstructive sleep apnea. The majority of people living with obstructive sleep apnea find relief from continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP. And while CPAP is the most common treatment on the market today, it requires patients to get comfortable with wearing a mask to bed and packing it with them for travel.

How Women Shaped Healthcare in America

The way our healthcare system operates today was built on the work of women past and present. Many of the first hospitals were founded by Catholic nuns over 150 years ago. They did everything from administration and operations, to clinical work and public health outreach. These women were the first leaders in healthcare and their accomplishments forged a path and place for women in the workplace.

Which Birth Control Method is Right for Me? (Infographic)

Whether you choose birth control to prevent unintended pregnancy or for its other benefits (lighter periods and acne management among them), finding the best method can be confusing. According to Dr. Audrey Roberts at our Women’s Center at McKay Dee Hospital, the best choice for each woman depends on which benefits are most important to her. She says “choosing birth control is kind of like choosing the perfect running shoes. Maybe insole support is important to you, or maybe your shoes need to be the right color or style. Perhaps you prefer lightweight materials and minimal support—we all have different preferences.”

When Is a Mole Concerning?

Most people have a few moles that have grown with them since childhood. A mole can appear anywhere on the body and mole patterns are usually determined by genetics, sun exposure, or a combination of the two. Many of us have wondered at some point if our moles are harmless or if they may need to be examined. Nancy Shina, Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, shares some insight about when a mole may be concerning.

CPR: Differences for Adults and Children

If you were with someone and they went into cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? If you’ve had CPR training, your answer is likely an immediate “Yes.” However, if you have never gone through training, or you’re a little rusty, you may hesitate. The truth is, anyone can do CPR. It is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed quite easily – and it could save a life.