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American Academy of Sleep Medicine Selects

Dr. David Brodner for Committee Position

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida—The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has selected David C. Brodner, M.D., a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine specialist in Boynton Beach, Florida, to serve on their Lifelong Learning Development Committee.

According to Dr. Brodner, “Promoting high quality care in sleep medicine has always been a focus of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which accredited the first sleep center in 1977 and began developing evidence-based practice standards about 25 years ago. In keeping with its mission of promoting high quality care, the AASM has developed quality measures for assessment and management of common sleep disorders. I am honored to have been selected to serve on this committee that will focus on the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with sleep disorders. ”

About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com.  

Sleep is crucial for many important processes in the body including

healing, immunity, energy, focus and memory.

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida—Sleep and weight gain are closely related, and weight gain is one of the common effects of lack of sleep according to a study published in the journal Sleep. Mounting evidence suggests that lack of sleep has multiple effects that can all result in excess weight. This study shows how sleep loss initiates the process of overeating, poor food choices and weight gain.

According to David C. Brodner, M.D., Board Certified Sleep Medicine specialist in Boynton Beach, Florida, “When our internal clock is disrupted, it may throw off many bodily functions including metabolism, hormonal balance, brain chemistry, cognitive function and immunity. Chronic sleep deprivation may lead to irritability, anxiety and depression—all contributors to emotional eating.”

According to the National Sleep Foundation, an estimated 63% of American adults do not get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. They report that the average adult gets 6.9 hours of sleep on weeknights and 7.5 hours on weekends, for a daily average of 7 hours.

“When someone is deprived of sleep, the levels of leptin in their bodies drop and the levels of ghrelin rises,” says Dr. Brodner. “Ghrelin is a hormone that is produced in the gastrointestinal tract that makes you feel hungry or stimulates your appetite. Leptin, on the other hand, is a hormone that is produced in fat cells and does the opposite—it sends signals to your brain to give you the sensation of being full.  This subsequently stimulates the appetites, producing a sensation of being constantly hungry—even if they’ve just finished eating.”

There are many tips for helping you get a good night’s sleep including dimming the lights as bedtime draws near, not exercising too close to bedtime, steering clear of all caffeine from mid-day or later, and drinking milk before bed explains Dr. Brodner. Each person is different, so find what works for you. Eating balanced meals can also help the digestive track function well, which in turn produces less incidences of upset stomach or heartburn—both of which can keep you up at night.

Sleeping an adequate amount of time, preferably 7 to 9 hours per day, is tied to successful weight loss, and also helps a person resist cravings. When a person is tired the next day from a lack of sleep, it’s easy for them to seek out the fast burning, carbohydrates for a quick lift. These starches and sugars, and simple carbohydrates raise the blood sugar abnormally, and trigger the body to store fat. This subsequently can stall weight loss, and will even increase chances to gain extra pounds of fat.

The relationship between successful weight loss and getting enough sleep is not only supported by scientific facts, but it is also a matter of practicality. As a sleep deprived individual tries to function, their focus can be poor, discipline can lag, and distractions can more easily sway a person’s decisions, which can be a major contributing factor to a poor diet.

About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com.

David C. Brodner, M.D. a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine specialist in Boynton Beach, Florida, has been elected President of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) Florida Chapter. Dr. Brodner is the co-founder of the Chapter.

According to Dr. Brodner, “It is an honor to be able to form a Chapter of this organization in Florida. FEWA Chapters provide great value to members as they provide continuing education offerings and networking with fellow forensic consultants and attorneys at local meetings.”

FEWA seeks to work closely with all segments of the legal and consulting industry to protect and enhance the interests of the public. To this end, members of the Association have adopted and, as a condition of membership, subscribe to this Code of Professional Ethics. By doing so, they give notice that they clearly recognize the vital need to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the practice of forensic consulting.

About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com

About Forensic Expert Witness Association

Founded in 1994 in Orange County, California, the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) is dedicated to the professional development, ethics, and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline. FEWA brings together a diverse group of professionals sharing common goals related to forensics. The association offers to its members the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and techniques required to perform in an effective manner.

David C. Brodner, M.D. Named Chief Medical Officer of

Physician’s Seal in Boca Raton

 

BOCA RATON, Florida—David C. Brodner, M.D. a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine specialist in Boynton Beach, Florida, has been named Chief Medical Officer of Physician’s Seal, a dietary supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drug company in Boca Raton, Florida.

Physician’s Seal is a subsidiary of IM HealthScience, a privately held medical foods company based in Boca Raton, Florida. The new company—Physician’s Seal—focuses on the development and commercialization of novel and evidence-based dietary supplements and OTC therapies.

In this position, Dr. Brodner is responsible for presenting research at national meetings and in peer-reviewed journals, education of physicians and sales representatives, and analysis of scientific data.

Fred Hassan, non-executive Chairman of IM HealthScience stated, “We recognize the need for more scientifically validated dietary supplements and OTC drug products and I feel Physician’s Seal can help contribute by offering innovative and differentiated products.”

One of the products Physician’s Seal has developed is REMfresh, a clinically-tested ultra-pure melatonin product designed to better mimic the body’s own natural release of melatonin throughout the night. This enables patients to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and experience better quality sleep.

According to Dr. Brodner, “REMfresh is released for seven continuous hours, unlike currently available melatonin, which gives an immediate burst release, but then cannot be absorbed later in the night. Continuous release and absorption is important, as maintaining elevated melatonin levels throughout the night helps you stay asleep. REMfresh is not a prescription drug and doesn’t cause morning drowsiness and isn’t associated with dependence or withdrawal symptoms.”

About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com

 

 

 

David C. Brodner, M.D. Selected by Florida Department of Health as an

Independent Medical Exam Practice

 

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida—David C. Brodner, M.D. a Board-Certified Sinus Surgeon in Boynton Beach, has been selected by the Florida Department of Health Division of Disability Determinations as an Independent Medical Exam practice.

The Division of Disability Determinations is responsible for making the determination of medical eligibility for Florida citizens who apply for disability benefits under the federal Social Security Administration disability programs (Social Security Disability-Title II and Supplemental Security Income-Title XVI), and under the state Medically Needy program.  It is also responsible for the periodic Continuing Disability Review (CDR) of all SSA disability beneficiaries to determine if they continue to meet medical eligibility criteria.

According to Dr. Brodner, “People with disabilities need health care and health programs for the same reasons anyone else does—to stay well, active, and a part of the community. To be healthy, people with disabilities require health care that meets their needs as a whole person, not just as a person with a disability. Most people with or without disabilities can stay healthy by learning about and living healthy lifestyles. My practice is helping people in Florida to get their social security benefits.”

About Dr. Brodner

David C. Brodner, M.D. has been caring for the patients of Palm Beach County since 2001 and is proficient in managing all ailments of the Adult Ears, Nose and Throat.  He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Brodner also uses his experience and knowledge to help people as a research and development consultant, medical records reviewer, quality assurance and disability adjudicator, and expert witness. He was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. For more information visit www.BrodnerMD.com.  





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