Sleep Apnea Beauty Pageant


Here is the article’s title on Fox News:

“People treated for sleep apnea look younger, more attractive”

My first spontaneous thought was, “Look younger and more attractive than who”?    I guess I read that wrong so I dug deeper into the article and found that they compared it this way:

In order to measure the attractiveness of the patients, researchers used a system known as “photogrammetry” to capture 3D photos both before and two months after each patient underwent CPAP therapy.

Instead of getting into this bogus science of attractiveness using “photogrammetry” (because that is a bigger waste of my time) I will stick to the mental picture of a sleep apnea beauty pageant.   Attached CPAP machines are mandatory.   I will let you visualize it from there.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  3 comments for “Sleep Apnea Beauty Pageant

  1. Melinda
    September 27, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I presume the photos are taken late enough in the day that they don’t show the skin impressions on the face from the CPAP headgear….

  2. drbill45
    September 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    As a retired Gastroenterologist I can still stay Shit looks like Shit!

  3. Ken
    September 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

    “Obstructive sleep apnea” and “beauty” should not be used together in the same sentence.

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