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FMCSA medical board to make sleep apnea rule recommendations this month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration later this month will take the next step toward a rulemaking governing the screening and treatment of truck drivers suspected of having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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Sleep apnea research: Truck operators must spend average of $1,200 for testing when apnea suspected

In wake of three federal listening sessions, ATRI's driver survey on apnea drops data on high costs. New data from readers also show the incidence of screening, testing and treatment has continued to rise in recent years.

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Truckers to FMCSA: Make sure medical examiners are on same page relative to sleep apnea

“FMCSA should get out of the medical field and leave it to the doctors,” Curl said. “Doctors should be the only ones deciding if drivers are fit to be on the road.”

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Make certain drivers aren’t ‘guilty until proven innocent’: Report from FMCSA’s first sleep-apnea listening session

"We need to make sure that the people behind the wheel understand they are not guilty until proven innocent." --Dr. Alan Lankford at FMCSA first apnea listening session. Session 2 is next week in Chicago.

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POLL: Ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

With two years gone now since drivers were required to utilize a medical examiner of the national registry for med certification, this poll looks at the extent to which apnea testing has grown more common -- or not. Have you ever been tested or treated?

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Getting to FMCSA’s sleep apnea listening sessions May 12, 17 and 25

The sessions, in downtown Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Ill.; and Los Angeles are not in locales that are particularly truck-friendly. Here find tips on attending and an information source for parking and transport to the sessions.

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Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

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That ringing isn’t Christmas bells: Tinnitus symptoms, prevention

Avoiding loud noises and wearing hearing protection when around them are among methods of preventing episodes of tinnitus.

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Ulcers: When to say when

Knowing when to say when is important. A constant, aggravating pain that resembles hunger pangs is one extremely prevalent symptom of ulcers -- more here on effective diagnosis, treatment.

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Cellulitis: What it is and how to avoid it

Preventing this skin infection is a simple matter of good skin care -- attending to an infection quickly once it's present, however, can be crucial in preventing development of bigger issues.

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