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When Is Throat Surgery Needed?

Throat surgery treats a wide variety of conditions, from life-threatening cancers to chronic sore throats and breathing difficulties. Because throat surgery may be an option for many types of diseases, we’ve compiled some of the most common reasons throat surgery may be needed.

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Five Things You Must Know About Fungal Sinusitis

The earth is full of millions of different fungal species---you expose yourself to them every time you take a breath! They live in soil, plants, trees, indoors and even on human skin. Thankfully, most of these species are not dangerous ----out of these millions there are about 300 different types that can make you sick, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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A Beginner’s Guide to CPAP Machines

First came the headaches, the daytime drowsiness---all the classic symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans each year. It is a condition where you stop breathing hundreds of times throughout the night. While snoring is one of the most common symptoms, not everyone with sleep apnea will snore. Therefore, a sleep study is usually needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Your doctor offered a solution: a CPAP machine. But what is it, and how does it help treat sleep apnea?

 

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Do You Have a Spouse Who Snores? Resolve to Get More Sleep in the New Year

The New Year brings many resolutions and hopes for a healthier 2018. Some of the most common ones we’ve heard all too often: the dedication to lose weight, to eat better and to finally take advantage of that gym membership. We believe there is something important that is often overlooked on that list: sleep.

Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and it’s affecting every aspect of their lives. 

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What Causes Your Eardrum to Rupture?

A ruptured eardrum is a painful condition that can seriously damage your hearing, make your ear more susceptible to infection, or cause long-term vertigo and dizziness. The eardrum is a membrane that vibrates when struck by sound waves. 

 

When the eardrum is damaged the signal is disrupted and cause many issues... 

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Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter

It can be started by the simplest action: Your sister sneezes on her way to the supper table, where she touches the serving spoon to get a second helping of mashed potatoes. Often, this is the first step to a miserable winter full of sniffles, sore throats and earaches.

While we are always here to serve you if you get sick, we believe the best defense is a good offense—in other words, it’s best to not get sick at all. Therefore, we’ve created a list of the top 10 tips for staying healthy during the winter.

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Do You Feel a Mass in Your Neck? Be Prepared to Answer These Questions at Your Doctor Appointment

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, an estimated 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer, which affects the back of the mouth or the throat. Sadly, of those newly diagnosed, only 57 percent will be alive in five years. If you believe you have mouth or throat cancer, make an appointment with your local ENT and be prepared to answer these questions at your appointment. 

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Fall Allergies: Fact or Fiction?

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, representing a cost of more than $18 billion annually.  In addition, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. 

Fall allergy symptoms are enough to make anyone miserable. Don’t compound your problem by falling prey to common allergy myths.

We’ve compiled some of the most common allergy misconceptions. Can you separate fact from fiction?


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Sinus Infection, the Flu and the Common Cold: Know the Difference

Sniffles, sneezes and sore throats are all common signs of colds, sinus infections and the flu. These diseases affect millions of Americans each year. 

 

Treating these conditions is challenging enough, but because they have so many similar symptoms, how can you tell them apart? Knowing the difference is important because it can determine the best course of treatment and home care strategies. 

We’ve provided this handy guide to help you. First, we look at the common symptoms of each illness and then examine the distinct differences between them.


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How “Germy” is Your Child’s Classroom? 5 Tips for Avoiding Infections

Back to school means more than a new set of pencils or backpacks. It means your child is going to be extensively exposed to germs, which can pave the way for colds, sinus problems and other illnesses throughout the school year. 

How many germs are in your child’s classroom?


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