A growing body of research confirms sleep is essential to brain health. The most recent studies focus on sleep-disordered breathing, like obstructive sleep apnea. That occurs when a person's upper airway closes partially or fully while asleep.
There's a second confirmed case of Powassan disease and one probable case - both in Saratoga County. This follows the death of another Saratoga County resident from the rare tick-borne disease earlier this month. The state Health Department has stepped up its tick surveillance.