CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer who blamed his professional misconduct on a sleep disorder was appropriately punished for lying to a client and charging her for work he never did, the state Supreme...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — ResMed, a San Diego-based company that sells sleep apnea machines, will pay $37.5 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to obtain customer referrals, federal...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A University of Arizona researcher has been awarded a $1.4 million grant to implement a program to help patients starting treatment for sleep apnea.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents with autism or obstructive sleep apnea can now qualify for the state's medical marijuana program.
Those additions are effective Wednesday, marking the latest expansion of the program that launched in 2015. Minnesota lawmakers passed one of the nation's most restrictive medical marijuana laws in 2014, banning the plant form and restricting its use to patients with just a handful of serious conditions.
Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air.
It's been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. While it helps, he doesn't like wearing the mask.
"It's like an octopus has clung to my face," said Blumstein, 70, of Annandale, Virginia. "I just want to sleep once in a while without that feeling."
Sleep Apnea Remedies Vying For Place in Bedroom
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 37-count federal indictment charges two Southern California doctors with fraudulently billing health insurers for millions of dollars for procedures related to the 1-800-GET-THIN Lap-Band surgery business, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Julian Omidi, 49, of West Hollywood and Mirali Zarrabi, 55, of Beverly Hills, were arrested Wednesday and both pleaded not guilty to the charges in U.S. District Court.
A lack of adequate testing for a pernicious sleep disorder was the primary cause of two serious train crashes in New Jersey and New York, federal investigators concluded in a report Tuesday as they renewed the call for the testing to be mandatory.
The crashes involving a New Jersey Transit train at the Hoboken terminal in September 2016 and a Long Island Rail Road train in Brooklyn in January 2017 killed one person, injured more than 200 and caused more than $11 million in damage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation on the causes of train crashes in Brooklyn and Hoboken (all times local):
Federal investigators say a lack of adequate testing for sleep apnea was the primary cause of recent train accidents in New York and New Jersey that killed one person, injured more than 200 and caused more than $11 million in damage.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say they're adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana can help people with severe autism or obstructive apnea.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of New Jersey Transit train engineers were sidelined because testing imposed after a deadly rail crash found they suffered from sleep apnea.
The transit agency screened 373 engineers for sleep disorders, and 57 were taken out of service until a full study could be conducted.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about Metropolitan Transportation Authority screening program for sleep apnea, The Associated Press erroneously reported comments made by the authority's chairman, Joe Lhota. Lhota praised the authority's system of screening bus and train drivers for sleep apnea but said he would look into whether it was possible to shorten the amount of time drivers are given to seek expert testing for the illness after a screening indicated they might be at risk. He did not say that he wanted to fix a flaw in the rules. The AP also incorrectly described details of the screening system. Drivers can't "fail" a screening exam. The exam also doesn't result in a diagnosis, only mandates that drivers get tested by a medical professional within 90 days.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers from New York and New Jersey are introducing legislation Thursday to force federal transportation officials to implement a rule to test train engineers for sleep apnea.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced the legislation a week after the National Transportation Safety Board said that the engineers involved in crashes in Hoboken and Brooklyn were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea.
The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year, killing one person and injuring more than 200 others, were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative documents made public Thursday.
Both trains were going more than double the speed limit and crashed at stations that had been exempted from federal regulations requiring automatic speed controls that could've slowed or stopped them.
BOSTON (AP) — Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement.
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk.
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that has been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but investigators were not able to pinpoint an exact cause, coroner's officials said Friday.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — It's 10 p.m. on the Wednesday after Christmas, and two of the four beds at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque's sleep lab are full.
A sign at the end of the hallway warns: "Quiet, please. Sleep study in progress."
Sleep technician Tina Walsh puts EEG leads on Jon Obe, of Dubuque, in preparation for such a study.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Five U.S. senators have called on the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct a comprehensive review of all passenger railroads' implementation of sleep apnea testing for engineers and inward-facing cameras on trains.
A letter, sent Sunday to NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart, was signed Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Eleven New Jersey Transit train engineers or conductors have been temporarily removed from duty under a new program to assess fatigue-related conditions begun after a deadly crash this fall, the agency said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Crew fatigue brought on by irregular work schedules and a moderate form of sleep apnea is the primary reason behind a middle-of-the-night train crash that killed two Union Pacific workers and injured two others in northern Arkansas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
The panel also blamed an automatic horn that improperly reset alarms and the railroad industry's slow adoption of a system to stop trains automatically.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):
Union Pacific says it looks forward to examining recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board following a fatal train crash in northern Arkansas.
Federal regulators want all passenger train operators in the U.S. tested for sleep apnea after the engineer in September's deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was found to have the dangerous, fatigue-inducing disorder.
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory Friday calling for mandatory sleep apnea screening and treatment. It told railroads that engineers with severe sleep disorders shouldn't be allowed to operate trains until they are treated.
NEW YORK (AP) — Engineers suffering from sleep apnea must have the fatigue-inducing disorder under control before they will be allowed to operate trains for the New Jersey commuter railroad whose train slammed into a station in September, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the federal government's recommendation that all railroads test engineers for sleep apnea (all times local):
The nation's second-busiest commuter railroad is no longer allowing engineers with sleep apnea to operate trains unless the condition is corrected or under control.
New Jersey Transit said it made the change last month after a deadly crash in which the engineer was later found to have sleep apnea.
The engineer of a commuter train that slammed into a station going double the 10 mph speed limit, killing a woman, suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea, his lawyer said Wednesday, and a U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators are looking at it as a potential cause.
The official, who was briefed on the investigation, spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter.
The Latest on the investigation into the Hoboken Terminal train crash (all times local):
A lawyer for the engineer of a commuter train that slammed into a station going double the 10 mph speed limit says he was diagnosed with sleep apnea after the accident.
Jack Arsenault says Thomas Gallagher was diagnosed after the Sept. 29 crash in Hoboken. He says in a statement that Gallagher was diagnosed by an expert he had arranged and results were forwarded to investigators on Oct. 31.