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Medical Mondays — Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. This disrupts sleep quality making you feel tired and sluggish throughout the following day.

This week’s Medical Monday tells the story of Denise, a woman whose sleep apnea prevented her from a full night of sleep for more than 20 years. After working with experts at UPMC’s Division of Sleep Surgery, she was the first recipient of a revolutionary surgical throat implant.

Visit HealthBeat to learn more about this week’s installment of Medical Mondays and for posts on:

Woman with Celiac.

Celiac Awareness Month

May is national celiac disease awareness month — a digestive and autoimmune disorder causing inflammation and damage to the small intestine. It can be hereditary and affects more than two million Americans of all ages, genders, and races.

At the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, we have one of the largest IBD-subspecialist gastroenterologist teams in the nation to treat and manage celiac disease. Visit HealthBeat for our infographic about managing celiac disease with a gluten-free diet.

Woman struggling with mental health.

Know someone struggling with mental health?

May is also national mental health awareness month. As part of UPMC, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic offers behavioral and mental health services — ranging from addiction to depression and anxiety. If someone you love is struggling with addiction, battling depression, or suffering from mental illness, let us help.

Visit HealthBeat to learn more in our mental health section.

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