World’s Best Trained Dog
Apr22

World’s Best Trained Dog

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Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Osteoporosis According to New Study Findings
Apr22

Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Osteoporosis According to New Study Findings

Researchers in Taiwan have revealed in a new study that people with sleep apnea are more likely to develop osteoporosis. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, followed about 22,000 people for a duration of six years before coming to the conclusion that there was a relationship between the two. Obstructive sleep apnea patients were 2.7 times more likely to develop osteoporosis as opposed to those who lacked the sleep disorder, and the research study took into account various factors that also influence the likelihood of osteoporosis including age, gender, and medical problems. “When sleep apnea periodically deprives the body of oxygen, it can weaken bones and raise the risk of osteoporosis,” explains study researcher Dr. Kai-Jen Tien, M.D., of Chi Mei Medical Center. “The progressive condition can lead to bone fractures, increased medical costs, reduced quality of life and even death.” Sleep apnea is a condition that currently affects over 18 million adults in the U.S. The condition, which is often caused by airways that become blocked during sleep, causes continual, brief interruptions in breathing. In addition to being a contributing cause of osteoporosis, untreated sleep apnea can also raise one’s risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart attacks. Of the patients studied, women and older individuals with sleep apnea were the groups with the highest likelihood of developing osteoporosis. Female patients were an incredible 8.7 times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men in the study, in fact. “We need to pay more attention to the relationship between sleep apnea and bone health so we can identify strategies to prevent osteoporosis,” Tien advises. There are currently several treatment plans for sleep apnea that vary depending on the severity of the obstruction. Some doctors will advise lifestyle changes for mild conditions, while for moderate to severe cases, it can be necessary to receive surgery or use a CPAP machine while...

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The 13 Worst Supermarkets in America in 2014
Apr22

The 13 Worst Supermarkets in America in 2014

Anyone who tries to efficiently use self checkout machine or attempts to navigate shopping cart knows that all supermarkets does not offer excellent customer services. Recently, Customer Support has conducted a survey of 27,000 subscribers for its may issue and ranked country’s 55 groceries stores as per their standards. The results of this survey prove that “the bigger does not mean as better”. Besides, Wal-Mart- the America’s biggest supermarket- has been ranked at the bottom of the list. It is said that in the 100 score of this survey, the biggest mart has hardly earned 67 points. It goes without saying that the highest score receiver of this survey was east-coast chain Wegmans. This supermarket has earned 88 points out of 100 and it was top-ranked super market according to Customer Support survey. In the survey, shoppers had been asked plenty of questions pertaining to their choice, customer satisfaction, prices, food quality and crowded aisles. On the other hand, Food Marketing Institute said that despite complains of high prices and low quality of food, a big number of Americans visit these supermarkets. The survey of these supermarkets is based on the customers’ response to the following categories: Price, Cleanliness, Perishables (food quality), and service (includes employee courtesy and checkout speed). Here goes the list of the 13 Worst Supermarkets in America in 2014 Wal-Mart Reader score: 67 Location: Nationwide Shaw’s Supermarkets Reader score: 69 Location: Maine, Mass., N.H., R.I., and Vt.  Pathmark Reader score: 70 Location: Del. N.J., N.Y., and Pa.  Acme Reader score: 70 Location: Pa., N.J., Del. Md.  Pick ‘n Save Reader score: 72 Location: Wisc.  Tops Reader score: 72 Location: N.Y. and Pa.  Jewel-Osco Reader score: 72 Location: ill., Iowa, and Ind.  Stop & Shop Reader score: 72 Location: N.Y., N.J., Mass., R.I., and Conn.  Food Lion Reader score: 72 Location: Mid- and South-Atlantic Regions  Safeway Reader score: 73 Location: Western/Central United States  Pricechopper Reader score: 73 Location: Conn., Mass., N.H., N.Y., Pa., and Vt.  Von’s Reader score: 73 Location: Calif. and Nev. Giant Eagle Reader score: 73 Location: Pa., Ohio, W.V., Md., Ind.    ...

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