Schumer: Trump Admin. Should Reinstate Sleep Apnea Testing Requirement For Train EngineersWith sleep apnea now blamed for two major commuter train accidents in the Tri-State Area, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) believes the Trump administration could be raising the risk of another disaster.
Menendez, Booker Call For Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing For Train EngineersU.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) have demanded that sleep apnea testing be made mandatory for train engineers.
New Device Reduces Sleep Apnea In Two-Thirds Of Patients Using It, Study ShowsThere's a new treatment for patients who suffer from sleep apnea, a serious condition that causes people to stop breathing while asleep.
NJ TRANSIT: 44 Engineers Have Tested Positive For Sleep Apnea Since Last YearSince the deadly NJ TRANSIT crash in Hoboken last year, 44 of the transit agency’s engineers have tested positive for sleep apnea.
NTSB Reveals Engineers In LIRR, NJ TRANSIT Crashes Had Sleep ApneaThe National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the similar circumstances of the crashes warranted combining findings and recommendations into a single special report.
Sleep Apnea Test Nixed For Truckers, Train EngineersU.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk.
Home Test Could Be Life-Changing For Apnea Sufferers And Their Sleep PartnersAre you tired all day? Maybe you're gaining weight, and your blood pressure is a little high -- your problem may be something called 'sleep apnea.'
Sleep Apnea Contributed To Actress Carrie Fisher's Death, Coroner SaysAmong the factors that contributed to Fisher's death was buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said in a news release late Friday.
In Wake Of Deadly Accidents MTA To Test 20,000 Workers For Sleep ApneaOutgoing MTA boss Tom Prendergast said all railroad engineers, subway conductors, and bus and subway operators will be tested.
MTA Orders Expanded Screening For Sleep ApneaThe MTA is going farther than any transit agency in the country, ordering sleep apnea screenings for every commuter train and subway operator as well as every bus driver.
'No Excuses:' Schumer Calls For NTSB Safety Review, Sleep Apnea Testing Following LIRR CrashSenators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, along with Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, released a letter to the NTSB on Sunday.
12 NJ TRANSIT Workers Now Removed After Showing Signs Of Sleep ApneaTwelve NJ TRANSIT train operators have been pulled from service after they showed signs of sleep apnea, the transit agency said Thursday.

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