Clod | October 15, 2012
When visiting our child’s school and classroom regularly, we accomplish three things. One, we communicate to the teachers our interest in our child’s education. Two, we become aware of the environment in which our child is growing up. We learn the culture of the school and the type of experiences to which the child is [...]
Clod | October 5, 2012
Once again we are bombarded with the horrifying news of yet another school shooting. As parents we fear our power is somehow lost. We are fearful and terrified by the thought of our children’s schools turning into shooting galleries and of our children losing their safety.
Clod | September 18, 2012
What is a good age to start learning golf? And, can you make any suggestions for a father who plays golf and who would like to get his kids started on the path of Tiger Woods?
Clod | April 12, 2012
“…provide loving discipline that helps your child grow and learn in an atmosphere of support and respect.” As a parent, you want more than anything else to keep your child healthy and safe — both physically and emotionally.
Clod | September 28, 2011
I’ve never been a big believer in the philosophy of the so-called “generation gap.” Although it would explain a few insignificant differences in trivial matters such as music (I’m not crazy about the lyrics in many of the songs today) and decorating preferences (photos of my Mother’s old orange curtains make me gag), generally similarities [...]
Clod | September 15, 2011
Medical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea includes oral appliances, continuous positive pressure therapy, oxygen and medication. Oral appliances are devices designed to keep the upper airway open by keeping the tongue or jaw from occluding the airway. Oral appliances must be custom-fitted by a dentist and are usually well tolerated.
Clod | September 6, 2011
Moderate to severe nighttime desaturation has been found in individuals with COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. Classic signs of nighttime desaturation with COPD include frequent arousal, increased shortness or breath, daytime sleepiness, and desaturation even with supplemental or increased oxygen use. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation and apnea with COPD can lead to a [...]
Clod | August 27, 2011
Habitual snoring among adults, age 30-60 years in the United States has been estimated to be 44% in men and 28% in women. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in individuals who snore has been estimated to be 24% in men and 9% in women. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem that is [...]