• Diet and Exercise Tips

    Excessive body weight contributes to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, in addition to being a major influence on general health and well-being. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs in about 50-60 percent of those who are obese. A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics concludes that

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  • Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts

    The term vocal cord lesion (physicians call them vocal "fold" lesions) refers to a group of noncancerous (benign), abnormal growths (lesions) within or along the covering of the vocal cord. Vocal cord lesions are one of the most common causes of voice problems and are generally seen in three forms; nodules,

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  • Amigdalitis

    ¿Qué es la amigdalitis? La amigdalitis es la inflamación de las amígdalas faríngeas. La inflamación puede afectar otras áreas de la parte posterior de la garganta, incluyendo el adenoides y las amígdalas linguales (áreas de tejido amigdalino en la parte posterior de la lengua). Existen diversas

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  • Dizziness and Motion Sickness

    Insight into causes and prevention What is dizziness? What causes dizziness? How will my dizziness be treated? and more… Feeling unsteady or dizzy can be caused by many factors such as poor circulation, inner ear disease, medication usage, injury, infection, allergies, and/or neurological

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  • Ears and Altitude

    Insight into making air travel more comfortable Why do ears pop? How can air travel cause hearing problems? How to help babies unblock their ears? and more... Ear problems are the most common medical complaint of airplane travelers, and while they are usually simple, minor annoyances, they may result

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  • Pediatric Food Allergies

    Dust, mites, pet dander, and ragweed are not the only allergic threats to your child. Food allergies and sensitivities may cause a wide range of adverse reactions to the skin, respiratory system, stomach, and other physiological functions of the body. Determining what foods are the cause of an allergic

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  • Cholesteatoma

    Insight into ear growths What causes a cholesteatoma? How is cholesteatoma treated? Symptoms and dangers and more... An abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum is called cholesteatoma. Repeated infections and/or and a tear or retraction of the eardrum can cause the skin to toughen

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  • Diábolos Estudio acerca de causas y opciones terapéuticas

    Diábolos Estudio acerca de causas y opciones terapéuticas. ¿Quién necesita diábolos y por que? ¿Que se espera luego de la cirugía? Y más... Infecciones dolorosas del oído es algo común por lo que atraviesan los niños. Alrededor de los 5 años casi todo chico ha tenido por

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  • Know the Power of Sound

    Sound is measured in decibels (dB). Each decibel is one tenth of a bel, which is a unit that measures the intensity of sound. For every six decibels, the intensity of the sound doubles. At 90 dB of uninterrupted sound, the limit of safe noise exposure is eight hours. For each six dB increase of uninterrupted

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  • Common Problems That Can Affect Your Voice

    It may come as a surprise to you the variety of medical conditions that can lead to voice problems. The most common causes of hoarseness and vocal difficulties are outlined below. If you become hoarse frequently or notice voice change for an extended period of time, please see your Otolaryngologist (Ear,

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  • GERD and LPR

    Insight into the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment What are the symptoms of GERD and LPR? Who gets GERD or LPR? How are GERD and LPR diagnosed and treated? and more... What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease, often referred to as GERD, occurs when acid from the stomach

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  • How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat

    Your child has been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, a physiological response to specific allergens such as pet dander or ragweed. The symptoms are fairly simple -- a runny nose (rhinitis), watery eyes, and some periodic sneezing. The best solution is to administer over-the-counter antihistamine, and

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  • Can the Medications I Take Harm My Voice

    A variety of medications can have a negative effect on the voice. These include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal remedies. If you feel that your medication is adversely affecting your voice, consult your physician. Vocal cords and dryness Vocal cords function best

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  • Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)

    What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. Normally, food travels from the mouth, down through the esophagus and into the stomach. A ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), contracts

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  • Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

    Today in the United States, studies estimate that 34 percent of U.S. adults are overweight and an additional 31 percent (approximately 60 million) are obese. Combined, approximately 127 million Americans are overweight or obese. Some 42 years ago, 13 percent of Americans were obese, and in 1980 15 percent

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  • How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat

    Your child has been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, a physiological response to specific allergens such as pet dander or ragweed. The symptoms are fairly simple -- a runny nose (rhinitis), watery eyes, and some periodic sneezing. The best solution is to administer over-the-counter antihistamine, and

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  • Nasal Fractures

    Insight into diagnosis and treatment What is a nasal fracture? What are my treatment options? and more... Projecting prominently from the central part of the face, it is no surprise that the nose is the most commonly broken bone on the head. A broken nose (nasal fracture) can significantly alter your

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  • Children and Facial Trauma

    What is facial trauma? The term facial trauma means any injury to the face or upper jaw bone. Facial traumas include injuries to the skin covering, underlying skeleton, neck, nasal (sinuses), orbital socket, or oral lining, as well as the teeth and dental structures. Sometimes these types of injuries

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  • Colesteatoma

    Estudio sobre crecimientos patológicos en el oído. ¿Por qué se origina un colesteatoma? ¿Como se trata un colesteatoma? Síntomas y riesgos Y más... Un crecimiento anormal de piel en el oído medio detrás de la membrana del tímpano es un colesteatoma. Infecciones repetidas

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  • Children and Facial Trauma

    What is facial trauma? The term facial trauma means any injury to the face or upper jaw bone. Facial traumas include injuries to the skin, underlying skeleton, neck, nose and sinuses, eye socket, or teeth and other parts of the mouth. Sometimes these types of injuries are called maxillofacial injury.

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  • How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat

    Does your child have allergies? Allergies can cause many ear, nose, and throat symptoms in children, but allergies can be difficult to separate from other causes. Here are some clues that allergy may be affecting your child. Children with nasal allergies often have a history of other allergic tendencies

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  • Otitis Media Crónica (Infección del Oído Medio) e Hipocusia

    ¿Qué es la otitis media? Otitis media se refiere a la inflamación del oí­do medio. Cuando la infección ocurre esta condición es llamada "otitis media aguda". La otitis media aguda ocurre cuando un resfrí­o, alergia o infección de las ví­as respiratorias superiores y la presencia de bacterias

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  • Allergies and Hay Fever

    Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention Why does the body develop allergies? What are common allergens? When should a doctor be consulted? and more… Millions of Americans suffer from nasal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. Often fragrant flowers are blamed for the uncomfortable

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  • Buying a Hearing Aid: Answers to common questions

    I don't hear well. What should I do? What should I expect? First, visit a physician who can refer you to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist), because many hearing problems can be corrected medically. If you have ear pain, drainage, excess earwax, hearing loss in only one ear,

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  • Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

    Today in the United States, studies estimate that 34 percent of U.S. adults are overweight and an additional 31 percent (approximately 60 million) are obese. Combined, approximately 127 million Americans are overweight or obese. Some 42 years ago, 13 percent of Americans were obese, and in 1980 15 percent

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  • Keeping Your Voice Healthy

    There are many different reasons why your voice may sound hoarse or abnormal from time to time, and some of these reasons are things that you can not really control. An example would be catching a common cold virus that causes laryngitis. Sure, you can wash your hands frequently and try to avoid people

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  • Ear Tubes

    Insight into causes and treatment options Who needs ear tubes and why? What to expect after surgery and more... Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for children-by the age of five, nearly every child has experienced at least one episode. Most ear infections either resolve on their own (viral)

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  • Nosebleeds

    Insight into care and prevention of nosebleeds What is an anterior and posterior nosebleed? How do I stop a nosebleed? Tips to prevent a nosebleed and more... The nose is an area of the body that contains many tiny blood vessels (or arterioles) that can break easily. In the United

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  • Mouth Sores

    Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention What are fever blisters and cold sores? What are canker sores? When should a physician be consulted? and more... Oral lesions (mouth sores) make it painful to eat and talk. Two of the most common recurrent oral lesions are fever blisters

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  • Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis

    Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation and congestion in the nose. There are two types: allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis. Allergic Rhinitis: This condition occurs when the body's immune

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  • Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

    Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is an especially common chronic nasal problem in adolescents and young adults. Allergies to inhalants like pollen, dust, and animal dander begin to cause sinus and nasal symptoms in early childhood. Infants and young children are especially susceptible to allergic sensitivity

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  • Deviated Septum

    The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into halves; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by mucous membrane. The front portion of this natural partition is a firm but bendable structure

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  • Children and Facial Paralysis

    About 40,000 people in the United States develop facial paralysis each year with children comprising a small percentage of that population. There are more than 50 known causes of facial paralysis but the most common in children is "Bell's palsy," the cause of which is not certain. This disorder effects

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  • Earaches

    Insight into otitis media and treatments What is otitis media? How does the ear work? What are the symptoms? Otitis media means “inflammation of the middle ear,” as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears. Otitis media is the most frequent diagnosis for

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  • Fall Prevention

    Insight into preventing injuries caused by falls Why are falls more likely during the senior years? How does lifestyle management affect fall prevention? and more… Today’s society is more active than ever, but inevitably every year more than two million Americans fall and sustain

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