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Does Your Spouse Snore? Here’s Help

 

More married couples are spending the night in separate rooms, and it has nothing to do with romantic problems. Spouses are sleeping separately to get a decent night’s sleep. Whether they are struggling with snoring, insomnia or restless legs, couples are finding that “till death do us part” just might mean sleeping apart. But there's help! See why you may not have to live with that snoring after all.

 

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Is it Strep Throat or Tonsillitis?

It’s difficult to determine the cause of a sore throat: It could be the result of anything from allergies to heartburn. However, two of the most common causes of throat pain are strep throat and tonsillitis. These two diseases have similar symptoms but are treated differently. See our side-by-side comparison of the differences as well as guidelines for care.

 

 

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Rhinoplasty: More Than Mere Cosmetic Benefits

Supermarket tabloids are filled with before and after pictures of celebrities who have had “nose jobs” or some other type of cosmetic surgery.  It may surprise you to know that “nose jobs” (rhinoplasty) are not only done to improve appearance. Often, improving the shape of the nose can help support drooping cartilage and open nasal passages, allowing patients to breathe better and help avoid chronic sinus infections.

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What You Need To Know About Throat Cancer

Do you smoke or use tobacco products? Do you drink excessive amounts of alcohol? Do you drink alcohol AND smoke? These habits place you at risk for developing throat cancer. While throat cancer is not one of the most common cancers, it can still have a devastating effect on someone’s life, particularly if the cancer damages the larynx, or voice box. Read more about the symptoms you should be watching for!


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Common Communication Disorders

Children are not the only ones who have communication disorders. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that as many as 6 to 8 million Americans have some form of language impairment. This includes stuttering, autism, and aphasia. Read on to find some of the most common conditions that contribute to language disorders.

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Five Common Causes Of Hearing Loss

It's one of the most common health challenges in America: An estimated 48 million Americans have difficulty hearing! Among those 65 years old and older, 1 in 3 has some type of hearing loss. And while age is a common cause, hearing loss may be experienced by anyone of any age. At a glance, the five most common causes of hearing loss are listed within. Read on to discover more in depth information about each one.

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Is It A Migraine Or A Sinus Headache?

It’s one of the most common medical problems we see in our office: Patients describe their headache symptoms, believing that spring and fall allergies are the forces behind their throbbing and aching. What these patients don’t realize is that their sinus headache may not be not a sinus headache, but a migraine, and therefore best managed through the services of a neurologist. But what is the difference between a migraine and a sinus headache? Find out more here.

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Should Your Child Have a Tonsillectomy?

When children have difficulty with chronic stuffy noses, continual snoring, and frequent bouts of strep throat, it may be time to “round up the usual suspects.” In this case, the “usual suspects” are frequently the tonsils. While tonsil removal (or tonsillectomy) was once considered a rite of passage, the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) has developed specific guidelines to help ear, nose and throat doctors determine who are the most suitable candidates for a tonsillectomy. Read on to find out if this procedure may be appropriate for your child.

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Oral Cancer: The Importance of Early Detection

Pink ribbons declare the importance of breast cancer awareness month, and men are encouraged to be screened for prostate cancer, but when was the last time you were checked for oral cancer? Early detection is equally important for treating oral cancer, and your ear, nose, and throat physician can help. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of oral cancer as well as those that are commonly at risk.

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How to Select the Hearing Aid that is Right for You

More than 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Among 65-year-old Americans, one out of three has some type of hearing loss. Even so, hearing loss is not a problem that is limited to older Americans: It is estimated that 30 out of 1,000 school-age children have hearing loss. For the majority of those who are hard of hearing, a hearing aid can go a long way toward helping them communicate effectively with others. Read on to discover the best ways to make the choice when shopping one.

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