Breast cancer survivors may experience insomnia even years after recovery due to long-term side effects of treatment or other factors. A new study co-authored by Dr. Reina Haque, KPSOM Professor of Health Systems Science and a senior cancer epidemiologist in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation, looks at the possible connection between the use of prescription sleep aids in these patients and an increased risk of hip fractures.
From Breast Cancer Research and Treatment:
Sleep Aids May Raise Fracture Risk in Breast Cancer Survivors
Study co-authored by KPSOM researcher shows possible link between hip fractures and use of prescription sleep medication