SLEEP MAY knit the raveled sleeve of care, but researchers have speculated for some time that sleep apnea may be less kind to the cardiovascular system. Preliminary results from a study examining a suspected association between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as new findings on prevention and treatment of lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer drew 13000 health professionals to the annual meeting of the American Lung Association (ALA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS), held in Chicago, Ill, last month.
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