Daniel I. Rifkin MD

Could Your Child Have Insomnia?

By Annette Pinder Insomnia, or trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, is usually considered an adult problem. However, Daniel I. Rifkin, M.D., founder and director of Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY, is seeing more and more young people who suffer from insomnia. He is also seeing how insomnia can affect an entire family. Children who aren’t getting enough sleep often feel tired, irritable, and ev... »

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Cancer? New Research Points to a Significant Risk

By Annette Pinder We keep hearing about it – sleep apnea. More than 28 million Americans have it, and many are undiagnosed. It is a disorder that disrupts breathing, causes snoring, and is linked to low oxygen levels. It can be serious, and lead to depression, obesity, heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, and death. Two studies presented in June to the American Thoracic Society i... »