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Small device helps sleep apnea sufferers in a big way

Paul McLornan, B.D.S., assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, is the lead investigator of an 18-month study involving sleep apnea patients at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie Murphy Division. Researchers used an oral appliance called the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) to treat those suffering from moderate to severe sleep apnea. “What […]

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Home-grown health pros

Home-grown health pros

South Texas prepares professionals to serve its own He likes to say that he was the first medical resident to graduate from the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen. Three other residents graduated alongside Nolan Perez, M.D., in that first class back in 2004, but he jokingly claims the distinction as the first to cross […]

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