Our Mission

The Mission of the Foundation for Airway Health is to help the public realize their maximum potential by championing the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of airway related disorders through collaboration, awareness, research, education and access to care.

Why the Airway?

New evidence clearly shows that certain facial types exhibiting retruded and narrowed jaws and long faces can predict a predisposition for a child to develop chronic health problems known to be associated with compromised nasal breathing during both wakefulness and sleep. It is, therefore, imperative that pediatric dentists, pediatricians and care givers recognize these early warning signs.

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Airway, Sleep, and Breathing Disorders

No age group is immune from poor airway health. Infants and children are particularly susceptible to the effects of poor airway health as their bodies – and especially their brains – are developing during this time. Often associated with older, obese men, OSA or other manifestations of poor airway health can be present in infants, children, teens, young adults, and slender women!

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is Serious

OSA causes disruptive, non-restorative sleep and decreases in the body’s oxygen level. This results in systemic inflammation and damage to the heart and brain over time. Patients are often sleepy and can have difficulty concentrating with memory problems.

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Some of the success stories

Finding Connor Deegan

Finding Connor Deegan is a video that documents Valerie Deegan’s journey to find her son from the many health difficulties that he suffered since a young age. Connor represents all of us that may be suffering from airway disorders and the dramatic and complete recovery when these conditions are properly addressed. Watch for more details

Our Most Trusted Supporting partners

There is a growing epidemic of chronic health issues today.

The FAH addresses this crisis by alerting the public to the effects of hidden airway problems.

After all, everyone has the right to breathe!

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