The Magic Formula for Weight Loss By Craig Schwimmer, MD

April 11, 2013

This is a very interesting perspective on the comparative effect of diet versus aggressive surgical management. Seems like there really is a magic formula for weight loss: diet, exercise, and sleep!

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A Kernel of Truth by Craig Schwimmer, MD

April 10, 2013

Over the years, I have found that even the most ridiculous health claims tend to stem from some small kernel of truth.  Take this “Overnight Diet”, whereby you lose weight just by sleeping, and are not required to exercise. In my opinion, this is just wishful thinking  - after all, wouldn’t it be amazing if [...]

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March 6, 2013

Because weight plays such an important role in snoring and sleep apnea, I spend a fair bit of time counseling patients about weight loss. Yesterday, I saw a fellow for a three month follow up appointment. At his previous visit, we had discussed the need for a better diet and more physical activity, if he [...]

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The Sleep Apnea Surprise By Craig Schwimmer, MD

January 22, 2013

It’s only Tuesday, and I’ve already surprised two people by diagnosing them with sleep apnea. Both know that they were snorers, but when asked, they each specifically denied any symptoms related to their snoring, They simply came in hoping to treat their snoring as a way to help their bed partner. Both were slightly overweight, [...]

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Women may have Sleep Apnea Too? By Dr. Paul Fulmer, MD

September 27, 2012

A new study out of Sweden ( shows an increasing number of women are developing sleep apnea.  What has often been thought of a man’s problem for years is now shifting to the female side of the equation. Karl Franklin from the Uppsala and Umea University looked at 400 women taken from a sample of [...]

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The Snoring Center’s own, Dr. Paul Fulmer, featured in The Houston Business Journal

August 7, 2012

“More Clear Sailing Ahead” By Mary Ann Azevedo (August 2012) Houston physician Paul Fulmer has a sure-fire annual cure for the daily grind: skimming the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands in a Catamaran Dr. Paul Fulmer has been an ear, nose and throat doctor for nearly two decades.  He recently joined The Snoring Center [...]

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The Snoring Center Goes Red!

February 8, 2011

February is American Heart Health Month, and on February 4th, in celebration of Wear Red for Heart Day, The Snoring Center was decked out in style in support of the Go Red for Women initiative. You may not know this, but heart disease affects one in three women and is the #1 cause of death [...]

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Even Mild Sleep Apnea Increases Stroke Risk

April 15, 2010

Recent data from the Sleep Heart Health Study show that even moderate levels of sleep apnea can significantly increase the risk of stroke for both men and women. For men, the presence of sleep apnea increased stroke risk as much as adding 10 years of age! This study adds to the significant evidence linking sleep [...]

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