|Select Experts are Featured on MDTV in 2014|
Select Medical Experts on Sleep Apnea are Needed for MDTV Broadcast Special
Featured Sleep Medicine Specialists and More Air Locally on Fox, CBS, CW, My TV, ABC and NBC Network Affiliate Stations in Numerous USA Markets
|MDTV 2014 Broadcast Special on Sleep Apnea with Associated Medical Messages|
MDTV has partnered with major television network affiliate stations in dozens of markets across the country. Select Experts are welcome to apply and participate in the MDTV Broadcast Phenomenon, including being a guest on the MDTV Sleep Apnea Show Special and providing the community with MDTV Sleep Apnea Medical Messages throughout the year.
Local TV Broadcast Stations in over 25 markets are currently seeking sleep medicine specialists, dentists, pulmonologists, and otolaryngologists to participate in this MDTV special on Sleep Apnea. "Not only can these local doctors service more patients and enhance their community goodwill but who knows," said Paul G Argen, MDTV Executive Producer, "they might even become the next Dr Oz." These MDTV Select Experts will provide insight to, and speak to common concerns of, people looking to receive trusted information about Sleep Apnea.
Sleep medicine specialists, dentists, pulmonologists, and otolaryngologists interested in participating should read the Sleep Apnea Fact Sheet below to learn more about what will be covered and watch MDTV on Sleep Apnea to see the special in its current form. All it needs is you!
If you can answer the expert questions below as an local Sleep Apnea MDTV Select Expert, please contact your local Fox, CBS, CW, My TV, ABC and NBC Network affiliate MDTV station or, if there is not a listed MDTV station in your market call, Argen directly at 1-800-985-MDTV(6388).
Fact Sheet for Sleep Apnea Show Information
TARGET MDTV SELECT® EXPERTS (in priority order)
1. Sleep medicine specialist
BACKGROUND RESEARCH FACTS
• Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million Americans. Its prevalence is similar to asthma
• Adequate sleep is essential for physical and mental health. Interrupted sleep can lead to
bigger health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression
• During obstructive sleep apnea, the throat muscles relax and the windpipe collapses
which interrupts breathing. Low oxygen in the blood signals the brain to wake up the
person enough to tighten the muscles and open the windpipe.
• Most pauses in breathing last between 10 and 30 seconds but some people with severe
sleep apnea may not breathe for one minute or longer. These pauses may occur hundreds
of times a night.
• Some risk factors are being overweight or obese, having a large neck size, smoking,
middle-aged or older men and post-menopausal women and ethnic minorities.
• Symptoms of sleep apnea are high blood pressure, drowsiness, lack of energy, snoring,
nighttime gasping, choking or coughing, morning headaches, depression, and difficulty
concentrating, frequent nocturnal urination.
• About 80 -90% of adults with obstructive sleep apnea remain undiagnosed.
• Diagnosis is determined by monitoring a person's sleep pattern (sleep study) at a sleep
center and typical treatment is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or an oral
appliance. Surgery is usually a last result.
• CPAP is only effective if used and there are many masks available for optimal comfort
and effectiveness. Oral appliances look like sports mouth guards and open the airway by
repositioning the lower jaw.
MEDICAL MOMENT: treatments for sleep apnea / CPAP.
QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR SATELLITE INTERVIEW OR PRODUCED PIECE
These questions have been recorded in studio with MDTV Patient Advocate Anchor, Patricia Stark
1. How can someone improve their quality of sleep and feel more rested?
2. What are some common features of people with sleep apnea?
3. What are some of the draw backs to the different treatment options for sleep apnea
and what seems most effective?
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR PRODUCED PIECE
These questions are to be asked by Advertising Producer to local expert
1. How does alcohol and smoking affect sleep?
2. Is it safe to rely on sleep aides to help get a better night's sleep?
3. Do children get sleep apnea?
4. When is surgery the best alternative?
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