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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 12/2008

The Eyes Have It

| Posted 12.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Plenty has been written about the connections between sleep and conditions like heart disease and obesity, but eye disorders? It doesn't seem like an intuitive relationship.

Hope for Jet Setters and Shift Workers

| Posted 12.06.2008 | Healthy Living

Nothing is more frustrating than needing to be and feel awake and alert, but you just can't for whatever reason. Although life is usually very busy fo...

Gobble Up Your Zs this Holiday Season

| Posted 12.09.2008 | Healthy Living

The food comas that will descend on many of us over the holidays may not actually come from the turkey, ham or other holiday meal. You'd have to eat a...

Has Your Doctor Had a Nap?

| Posted 12.15.2008 | Healthy Living

It's long been known that doctors in training don't get much sleep. They endure long hours in teaching hospitals and double shifts. Which is why I was...

The (Un)Lucky Snorers Burn More Calories

| Posted 12.17.2008 | Healthy Living

If you knew that snoring allows you to burn hundreds of more calories a night than a non-snorer, would you like to find a way to pick up the habit? I thought so.

Sleep In, Save Your Heart

| Posted 12.29.2008 | Healthy Living

A new study just reported indicates that an extra hour can lower your risk of developing calcium deposits in your arteries.