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You’ve never heard of Sleep Apnea? It’s time to learn more.

Sleep apnea is a debilitating and life-shortening condition that is estimated to affect as many as 22 million people in the United States – and most don’t know it! Untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to other serious ailments like depression, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that happens […]

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Staying Safe in the Snow & Ice

The winter can be a stunningly beautiful time of year – but the cold, snow, and ice can bring with them a unique set of challenges – especially for senior citizens, small children, and anyone suffering from issues that decrease mobility. Snow Shoveling It’s a common winter chore – clearing the snow from your sidewalk, […]

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Traveling with CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP

As we go into the holiday season, it’s likely that you may be in a situation where you want to travel, and if you use CPAP, BiPAP, or APAP therapy, you will need to bring your equipment with you. Did you know that CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP equipment is allowed through TSA security checkpoints? They […]

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Influenza and your Lungs

Influenza, commonly referred to as the “flu,” is a serious respiratory illness that, unfortunately, is easily spread between people. Everyone is at risk for getting and spreading influenza, and individuals who have been diagnosed with asthma or other lung diseases are at a higher risk of developing complications related to flu infection. Health officials recommend […]

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So how exactly does CPAP work?

If you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, your doctor may prescribe CPAP/BiPAP therapy for nightly use. But what is this, and how does it work? CPAP/BiPAP prevents the collapse of tissue in the back of your throat, using a constant, steady stream of air that is pushed through a mask that is worn while […]

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Why is Local Health Care Better?

Local, Independent Health Care Providers are critical for the future of home health care. While national providers & suppliers are available, they are often not the best choice. Although the prices may be cheaper, the service frequently suffers – and when it comes to your health, that matters. Most of the time, your insurance policy […]

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UAW Family Choices

Did you know? For the past year or so, patients that carry UAW Blue Cross Blue Care coverage have had the right to choose their provider – but many beneficiaries are still unaware of this choice.   With the option to use Independent Healthcare companies like Mitchell Home Medical, we find that it’s important for […]

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PAP Supplies – Reordering and Insurance

Did you know? Insurance covers CPAP Therapy, including re-ordering of common replacement parts on a regular basis. Frequently, we find that PAP Supplies can be confusing for many of our patients… what needs to be re-ordered, and how often does insurance allow for new supplies? Overall, you can follow the rule of “1, 3, 6” […]

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Treating Sleep Apnea with CPAP

Today, there are a variety of treatment options available for patients with sleep apnea, including CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.   CPAP is the leading therapy for treating sleep apnea, and it involves patients wearing a facial or nasal mask when sleeping.   The mask is connected to an air pump that […]

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Sleep Apnea: Do You Have Symptoms?

Lots of people think that snoring is the main indicator for a sleep apnea diagnosis. But as it turns out, there are many common symptoms that, when put together, can determine if it’s time to see a doctor. Sleep disorders and sleep-disordered breathing (SBD) symptoms can also indicate a more serious underlying condition (like heart […]

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