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As temperatures rise and spring season starts to approach, more people will find themselves having symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and itchy/watery eyes. These are due to the allergic reaction with the various types of spring pollen that is in the air and the environment. The most common types of pollen that cause these reactions are from trees, grass, and weeds.Trees such as birch, hickory, pine, oak, elm, and sycamore are some of the most common pollen allergies. Grasses like bermuda and timothy often give people allergy troubles. If you plan on being outside in the spring, try and avoid such plants to reduce your pollen exposure. In addition, using a HEPPA filter in your home and shutting your windows to decrease your inside pollen count can help you sleep better at night.

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – It’s estimated 10 to 12 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, when the airway is blocked during sleep. The condition can lead to all sorts of health problems. Now a new robotic surgery could be the solution.
Judy Oderwald finally has the energy to read without falling asleep.
“Now when I go to bed, I have to fight to go to sleep. The other times I would hit the pillow and that would be it,” described Oderwald.

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ROBOTIC SURGERY TO TREAT SLEEP APNEA.

The Osgood File. Sponsored in part by Auto Owners Insurance, the No Problem People. Visit AutoOwners.Com. This is Charles Osgood.

If your sleep is interrupted several times a night by a crying baby, a barking dog or anything – you know that you’ll be tired all day the next day.

Well, for Judy Oderwald, it was like that all the time, says our CBS News colleague Manuel Gallegus.

VO – Manuel Gallegus, CBS News Correspondent
“Oderwald was always tired – because, like millions of Americans, she suffered from obstructive sleep apnea. Her airway closed up during sleep, causing her to snore and to stop breathing hundreds of times each night.” (:12)

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New Studies Confirm Safety, Effectiveness of Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology for
Chronic Sinusitis
Patients show significant improvement through 2-year follow-up

MENLO PARK, CA – September 22, 2008 – Two multicenter studies published this week in
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery confirm Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is safe and
effective when used by physicians to treat chronic sinusitis patients.

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