What is a CPAP Machine? Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a medical apparatus that is primarily used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea. It comprises a box-like unit attached via tube to a mask that the patient wears on their mouth and nose. Sleep apnoea patients use the device at night to counter the effects of their breathing problems. It is also used on hospital patients as an interim device when they are transitioning from breathing tubes or intubation to normal breathing. It is prescribed as part of first line treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. How does CPAP Machine work? The muscles that help to keep our throats open become more relaxed when we sleep. In this relaxed state, the tissues and muscles in the upper airway may collapse resulting in a p
Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.
The friendship between Real Housewives of Atlanta O.G.s NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann has already been on rocky terms this season. But on Sunday’s all-new episode of the hit Bravo show, any positive feelings the reality stars seemed to be harboring for one another flew out the window as they dove into a bitter battle over Zoclaik-Biermann’s health and the cleanliness of Leakes’ home that quickly became dubbed by fans as #RoachGate. It all went down in Barcelona, Spain, where Leakes was on vacation with fellow Atlanta Housewives Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, and Shereé Whitfield, as well as RHOA guests Shamea Morton, Eva Marcille, and Marlo Hampton. Zolciak-Biermann, 39, had skipped the girls trip — a decision she made because husband Kroy Biermann wasn’t invited to
Maybe Nick Goepper would always have had something to prove. Maybe, if it wasn’t his upcoming freestyle ski event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 23-year-old medalist would be focused on, say, being the best surfer or being the best skateboarder or maybe having the nicest truck. But he’s not thinking about any of those things, even if he wanted to. He’s thinking about his skiing, because that’s what everyone else is going to be thinking about, too. “I think I can ski better and I’m going to ski better here,” he told PEOPLE in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a week and change before he is set to compete in men’s slopestyle at the Games, an event in which competitors perform a variety of tricks and jumps down a mixed-terrain course, not dissimilar in skateboarding. At that same competition four y
Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, told Congress he would scrutinize Idaho’s plan to allow sale of insurance that does not comply with the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Trump’s remarks came in the face of criticism that the White House had not done enough to reassure the public in the hours following one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.
Between his defense of domestic abusers, his habit of stoking fears about immigrants, and his support for tax cuts tailor-made for billionaires, it’s sometimes easy to forget about the level of destructive power that President Trump wields every day, as commander-in-chief of the U.S. military, including its nuclear arsenal. Trump, however, has not forgotten. The president has seized on the opportunity to push an issue on which he has long been disturbingly fixated: last summer, he called for a ten-fold increase in the U.S. nuclear stockpile, a move which reportedly prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to label him a “fucking moron.” Trump’s calls for nuclear escalation were echoed in the recently-released Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which calls for new types
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If the 2020 census asks whether respondents are citizens, policy experts worry that noncitizens won’t answer, to the detriment of public health.
In its crusade against Planned Parenthood, Texas has slashed funding for family planning providers, shuttered health clinics and declined millions of federal dollars for women’s health over the last seven years. The collateral damage: tens of thousands of poor women who lost access to health services such as contraception and cancer screenings. Now the state is pledging to expand health care access through a controversial waiver request to the Trump administration. The waiver would restore federal Medicaid funds that Texas lost when it banned Planned Parenthood from its low-income women’s health program in 2013. The program, now called Healthy Texas Women, could use help: The number of people accessing services dropped by about 40,000 from 2011 to 2016. But rather than use the...