SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

March 13, 2008 08:00 ET

Southern Home Medical Announces Record February for ApneaRX

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) announced today that its subsidiary ApneaRX generated sales of $57,751.00 for the month of February. Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Southern Home Medical, stated, "Taking into consideration the fact that February is the month when deductibles most impact incoming revenue, we were very pleased with our results." ApneaRX's primary business is supplying durable medical equipment for the treatment of long-standing or severe sleep-disordered breathing, also known as sleep apnea, with a secondary focus on respiratory products.

Sleep Apnea causes persons to involuntarily stop breathing dozens of times each night, waking them up gasping for breath. More than 18 million Americans suffer from the most common form of sleep apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and up to 90% of persons with the disorder remain undiagnosed. Greg Tucker, President of Southern Home Medical, stated, "When we acquired ApneaRX this past year, we established an immediate footprint for servicing the growing sleep market. ApneaRX specializes in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and BiPAP (Bilateral) equipment to treat OSA. Awareness of the issues aggravated by sleep apnea such as exhaustion, oxygen deprivation, stroke, high blood pressure, and Type II diabetes is on the rise, and make detecting and treating sleep apnea more important than ever. ApneaRX is poised to meet anticipated increased market demand for those seeking comfort and management of their sleep disorders and other respiratory illnesses."

About Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.:

Southern Home Medical is a holding company with a focus on nurse staffing operations. Formed in January 2005, with its principal place of business in Lyman, S.C., Southern Home Medical will be expanding its operations through the start up and support of Encore Medical Staffing businesses on a national level. Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. supplies quality healthcare professionals on a per diem and temporary contract basis to hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities. The majority of the staffing professionals consist of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. Encore Medical Staffing, Inc. is aggressively recruiting motivated business professionals interested in franchising opportunities.

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