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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep Disorders


Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) can have lasting consequences on thinking, ability to function and work, and quality of life.  Fifty percent of those with mTBI develop sleep apnea, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, and other sleep problems.  Difficulty sleeping can interfere with recovery, making rehabilitation and healing more difficult.  When people with mTBI get poor sleep, it dramatically worsens their thinking, memory, and attention, and increases their risk of dementia. The two most common sleep problems in mTBI are sleep […]

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Meet Victoria Florentine


Helping the sick was a natural choice for Victoria Florentine, whose father became ill with heart and lung disease when he was thirty-five years old.  From age ten, Victoria called for the ambulance, kept her mother and the other four children calm and quiet, and held her father’s hand until help arrived.  Although her father did not live long enough to see it, Victoria dedicated her life to guiding those with breathing disorders toward better health. Victoria began her healthcare […]

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