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Apnea: Understanding and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea

03/04/2011

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Series
Apnea: Understanding and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Series Description

Apnea: Understanding and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the third in a projected series of Web sites produced by the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine and WGBH Educational Foundation.

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/sleep-apnea/

This site was originally launched on April 1, 2011, and is maintained by the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine.

In this module, the focus is specifically on the causes, consequences, diagnosis, and treatment of adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The content of this module does not address childhood obstructive sleep apnea. Accordingly, the aim is to help people recognize whether they, their family, or their friends have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, and what the diagnostic and treatment options are for this serious condition. In addition, the site highlights the detrimental effects of obstructive sleep apnea, not only on sleep and wakefulness, but on other aspects of health and well-being.

Video profiles of four patients (beginning with professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal) highlight the impact obstructive sleep apnea has had on their lives, as well as the benefits of successful diagnosis and treatment. The site includes videos, essays, and interactive activities, as well as additional references, resources, and links.

A resource from the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Produced in partnership with WGBH Educational Foundation Series release date: 04/01/2011

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Health
Medicine
Citation
Chicago: “Apnea: Understanding and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” 03/04/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6D1B3EE2DB7C41118BFC76B5432A6948.
MLA: “Apnea: Understanding and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” 03/04/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6D1B3EE2DB7C41118BFC76B5432A6948>.
APA: Apnea: Understanding and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6D1B3EE2DB7C41118BFC76B5432A6948
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