SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

September 11, 2007 08:29 ET

Southern Home Medical Reports ApneaRX Subsidiary Exceeds Monthly Sales Target for August 2007

SPARTANBURG, SC--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHMM) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary ApneaRX generated sales of $72,249 in the month of August, surpassing its sales projection of $61,000. 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 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."

Dennis Nowak, Sr. VP of the Medical Equipment Division, added, "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 makes 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 medical equipment and nurse staffing operations. Formed in January 2005, with its principal place of business in Spartanburg, S.C., Southern Home Medical will be expanding its operations through the acquisition of existing durable medical equipment companies and through the start up and support of Encore Medical Staffing businesses on a national level. Through its Health & Wellness Division, Southern Home is also poised to move into additional health, wellness, and fitness related businesses to include Ladies Health & Fitness, Inc., a line of company owned and operated fitness centers.


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