Category Archives: Education Centre

Happy Sleep Apnea Patient

July 12th, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

With thousands of happy patients we sometimes get complacent about the tremendous positive affect that we have on our patients lives.  Having worked with my father Dr. Halstrom now since the early 1990’s the number of snoring and sleep apnea stories just keeps getting bigger.  I am always proud to publish our patients comments, and […]

Improving Insurance Coverage

March 24th, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Over the past twenty five years we have seen insurance reimbursement through Extended Health Benefits providers continue to improve.  Managing the “Pre-Authorization” submission is something we routinely assist potential patients following a consultation.

Congressman files resolution supporting veterans with PTSD – Sleep Apnea

February 1st, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Sam Graves reintroduces resolution addressing cases of sleep apnea. U.S. Representative Sam Graves introduced a resolution designed to help combat high rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other complications facing U.S. veterans. H.Res. 46 addresses the connection between PTSD and sleep apnea, which can lead to a host of other health issues for returning […]

Efficacy versus Effectiveness in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: CPAP and Oral Appliances

January 7th, 2017   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Efficacy versus Effectiveness in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: CPAP and Oral Appliances 1Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; 2Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia ABSTRACT Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic disorder and effective long-term […]

Asleep At The Wheel: Drowsy Driving As A Public Health Crisis

May 14th, 2016   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

May 13, 2016 | 5:42 PM | Richard Knox of WUBR 90.9 – Boston It’s midafternoon and I’m fighting to keep my eyes open. It’s a matter of life and death. That’s because I’m northbound on I-93, going 65 miles an hour — with many cars passing me. Once or twice on the monotonous two-hour […]

Kelowna Clinic Day

May 14th, 2016   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Dr. Halstrom in Kelowna today – over seven years of seeing patients in this beautiful community.  

Untreated Sleep Apnea Doubles Your Risk Of Workplace Injury

April 4th, 2016   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

And you might not know you have it. New research found that rates of getting hurt at work were two-fold higher for people with untreated sleep apnea compared with people without sleep apnea. A chronic sleep disorder might be to blame for a significant number of workplace injuries. Estimates suggest up to a quarter of […]

Compliance Chip – Oral Appliance Therapy

June 16th, 2015   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Dr. Halstrom Teams Up To Launch New Oral Appliance – Sleep Apnea Micro-recorder For Transportation and High Risk Occupations Ground-breaking Canadian Technology Delivers Safety and Optimal Treatment Protocol in Advance of Pending Transport Regulations Vancouver, BC – June 16, 2015 – Dr. Halstrom Sleep Apnea & Snoring Clinics, a pioneer of sleep apnea / snoring […]

PTSD and Sleep Apnea

January 21st, 2015   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

The PTSD and Sleep Apnea Connection June 12 Sleep and Neurological Disorders   Several recent studies have shown a very high incidence of sleep apnea in anxiety disorders.  These include disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  Sleep apnea has been noted […]

Dr. Halstrom Now Providing Online Consult Appointments

October 31st, 2014   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Online Consult Appointments dramatically enhance our service level to our patients and referring physicians. Long ago the medical community embraced the practice of telemedicine as a way to leverage access to specialty style services.  A natural extension is online video doctors appointments.  Dr. Halstrom is excited to be embracing this technology to assist our patients […]