Category Archives: Education Centre

Dr. Halstrom – NBC New York 1997 Interview – The Silencer

March 7th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

After all these years Dr. Halstrom is still helping patients live a happier, healthier, and snore free life!    

Sleep apnea creates gaps in life memories.

February 6th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre

People with sleep apnea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, putting them at risk of depression Public Release: 31-Jan-2019 RMIT University People with sleep apnoea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, new research has shown. Estimated to affect more than 936 […]

Kind words from a patient.

January 8th, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

I sincerely appreciate Mr. Harder taking the time to pen these kind words to share his story and experience with my father and his invention – The Silencer. Don Halstrom – Jan 8th, 2019 “When you speak to your father please convey my sincere appreciation to him for what this appliance has meant to my […]

The Risk of Gout Among Patients With Sleep Apnea: A Matched Cohort Study.

January 3rd, 2019   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Blagojevic-Bucknall M1, Mallen C1, Muller S1, Hayward R1, West S2, Choi H3, Roddy E1. Abstract CONCLUSION: In this study, patients with OSA continued to be at higher risk of developing gout beyond the first year following the diagnosis. Our results further indicate that peak incidences of gout vary according to BMI. OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea […]

Boy’s ADHD turns out to be exhaustion! Doctors say 8-year-old wrongly diagnosed with behavioral disorder was acting up because he was tired from sleep apnea.

November 30th, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Kian Yazdani, eight, from Vienna, Virginia, began having behavioral issues in the first grade. He was irritable, would have meltdowns, and had trouble concentrating, leaving doctors to conclude he had ADHD. His mother found an article which said some kids were misdiagnosed and were not getting enough sleep, resulting in behaviors that are similar to […]

It’s not just for kids — even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime.

September 25th, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Adults with varied sleep-wake times weigh more, have higher blood sugar, risk of disease September 21, 2018 Duke University Medical Center Summary: Researchers found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those […]

Difficult-to-treat OSAS: Combined continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular advancement devices (MADs) therapy.

August 3rd, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Dr. Halstrom’s clinical experience with patients who wear both CPAP and an Oral Appliance is consistent with this recently published case presentation. BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete upper airway collapse during sleep with consequent oxygen desaturations and cardiovascular, neurological, and metabolic impairment. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The […]

Impact of an oral appliance on obstructive sleep apnea severity, quality of life, and biomarkers.

April 17th, 2018   |   Posted in: Dr. Halstrom News, Education Centre, silencer-news, Uncategorized

Fernández-Julián E1, Pérez-Carbonell T1, Marco R2, Pellicer V1, Rodriguez-Borja E3, Marco J1. Abstract OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate outcomes including efficacy, quality of life, and levels of inflammatory markers of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Patients with apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 15/hr who only accepted MAD therapy (study group) or who refused any treatment (control group) […]

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.