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UnitedHealthcare to start covering medical implant for sleep apnea

Starting August 1, UnitedHealthcare is covering a specific therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, a medical implant developed by Inspire Medical Systems. UnitedHealthcare’s policy will consider Inspire’s device to be medically necessary for the treatment of moderate to severe OSA when specified criteria are met–including a patient’s previous attempt at continuous positive airway pressure treatment and… Read More »

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Linked to Greater Risk for Heart Damage in Women

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring are a threat to cardiac function in both men and women. But in women, the heart seems more affected by the conditions, putting women at greater risk of worsened cardiac function, suggest new findings presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), reports RSNA.  Sleep… Read More »