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Lifestyle Adjustments for Vertigo

Vertigo is a symptom of many conditions, causing dizziness and nausea. When it’s severe, it can make daily living difficult as well as increasing your risk of falls or accidents. In some cases, you can make lifestyle changes to ease the problem.

Jul 26th, 2021
Corrective Voice Therapy: What to Expect

Having a hoarse voice is a common problem, one that’s usually temporary and due to overuse. However, it can be a chronic issue for some, and one treatment option is corrective voice therapy. Here’s what you can expect.

Jun 20th, 2021
5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer around the world. While some forms can be easy to treat with high rates of success, it depends on early detection. Here are five ways you can reduce your risk of developing any type of skin cancer.

May 12th, 2021
Sinusitis: Understanding the 4 Underlying Causes

Most people are familiar with sinusitis from the respiratory issues that accompany the common cold. The normally empty sinuses fill with fluid and make life miserable for a week or two. However, colds aren’t the only cause of sinusitis.

Apr 1st, 2021
What to Do About Impacted Earwax

Earwax is a natural substance that protects your ear canal and eardrum. There can be too much of a good thing, though, and you can develop wax plugs in your ear from time to time, without realizing there’s an issue. Here’s what you need to know.

Mar 3rd, 2021
4 Signs of Age-Related Hearing Loss

It’s not inevitable that you’ll lose some of your hearing when you get older, but it’s very common. Despite this, it can be hard to recognize that your own hearing has suffered because your brain adapts to changing conditions. Here’s what to watch.

Jan 13th, 2021
How Corrective Voice Therapy Helps to Treat Dysphonia

When your job requires long hours of talking, or if you’re affected by a wide range of other conditions, you could develop voice issues. Called dysphonia, the effects often create chronic laryngitis-type symptoms.

Dec 15th, 2020
Why Won't My Baby Breastfeed?

For all of the joy a newborn brings, parents face the big responsibility of ensuring the baby’s well-being. When you choose to breastfeed but your baby has difficulty, it might be due to a common inherited problem called ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie.

Nov 12th, 2020
It's Time for Your Post-Summer Skin Cancer Check

While it’s still months away from the start of a new calendar year, the passing of summer represents the end of your heaviest ultraviolet light exposure. It’s the perfect time to include a comprehensive screening for skin cancer.

Oct 5th, 2020
Recognizing the Signs of Early Hearing Loss

Over 30 million people in the United States have some level of hearing loss, yet some may not seek treatment, since they’re unaware of an issue. Changes in hearing are often quite gradual, especially when your hearing loss is related to aging.

Sep 16th, 2020
Could That Tooth Pain Be Related to Sinusitis?

The tough time you have breathing during a sinus infection likely dominates your thoughts, at least until it eases up. However, you may notice that your top rear teeth are aching too. This is common if you have a sinus infection.

Aug 14th, 2020
Why You Should Never Ignore Pain While Swallowing

A sore throat accompanying a cold may be irritating for a few days, but did you know you could have pain while swallowing without a respiratory infection? Many conditions could affect your ability to swallow, and some are serious.

Jun 26th, 2020
The Science Behind Dysphonia

Any time your voice doesn’t sound or act like it should, you have dysphonia. Though dysphonia is often associated with hoarseness, different types of conditions create wide-ranging voice effects. Here’s what you need to know.

May 21st, 2020
5 Facts About Sunscreen You Should Know

If you have five severe sunburns in your life, you double your chance of developing melanoma. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but it’s also the most survivable, and effective sunscreen practices may be your best preventive defense.

Apr 24th, 2020
Ear Pain: Is it an Infection?

While infections are a common reason for earaches in the young and old alike, not every painful sensation in your ear traces back to bacteria. Ear disorders, injuries, and even problems unrelated to your ears can cause you to ache.

Mar 11th, 2020
Why Wintertime Skin Care Matters

Skin protection for a day at the beach is a no-brainer, yet some people don’t give winter activities the same consideration. Just as the hot sun reflects off sand, snowy ground can bounce harmful UV rays back up and burn exposed skin.

Feb 1st, 2020
Dysphonia: Why is My Voice so Raspy?

A raspy voice that doesn’t clear up or spasms in your throat that interfere with speech are just two symptoms of dysphonia, any condition that affects the sound of your voice.

Jan 3rd, 2020
Is it Allergies or Sinusitis?

A stuffy nose and serious head congestion can result from an infection called sinusitis or in response to allergies that have respiratory effects. Because of this, the two conditions can sometimes be hard to distinguish from each other.

Dec 1st, 2019
What Causes Vertigo (And What Can I Do About It)?

Vertigo isn’t usually a sign of serious illness, but it can cause you to lose your balance and fall, risking injury. There are some home care tips you can try to relieve the issue, or an otolaryngologist may help if you require medical treatment.

Nov 1st, 2019
Signs You May Have Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an infection that usually affects children while their immune systems are still developing. Caused most frequently by viruses, tonsillitis can also be bacterial, usually requiring antibiotic treatments to clear.

Oct 1st, 2019
Tips for Adjusting to Life With Hearing Aids

Though you may expect to adjust to hearing aids as quickly as to new prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses, the process is usually different, as your brain needs longer to bring sounds into focus, particularly after slow hearing decline.

Sep 1st, 2019
What Makes Children More Susceptible to Ear Infections?

Children have more than their fair share of middle ear infections. This is due to the state of their developing bodies and, in some cases, genetics that make infections more likely. Effective treatment can prevent hearing and developmental problems.

Aug 2nd, 2019
The Best Preventive Measures Against Skin Cancer

Increased activity during the summer months is usually a healthy change for the better. It’s easy, however, to raise your risk of developing skin cancer with greater exposure to the sun and its harmful ultraviolet rays.

May 1st, 2019
Vertigo and the Risk of Falls

Occasional dizziness is common and usually not cause for concern, but when vertigo becomes chronic or puts you at risk of falling, then it’s no longer time to put off treatment. Accidental falls are a leading cause of death for older Americans.

Apr 1st, 2019
3 Reasons Tonsillitis Is Still Commonly Treated

Often affecting children over the age of 2, tonsillitis usually develops from common viruses. However, sometimes bacteria are responsible, and won’t clear up without antibiotics. There are three important reasons why treatment can make a difference.

Mar 1st, 2019
Ear Tube Surgery: All Your Questions Answered

One of the most common pediatric surgeries, ear tubes ease the pain and hearing loss resulting from chronic ear infections. It’s a fast, straightforward procedure with a short recovery time.

Dec 7th, 2018
5 Signs You May be Suffering From Age-Related Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss affects about half of adults older than 65, and the rate increases as people age further. It’s hard to be aware your hearing is fading, since it’s so gradual. Here are five common signs of age-related hearing loss.

Nov 21st, 2018
Diagnosing and Treating Tongue-Tie in Babies

Being tongue-tied is never comfortable, but when it’s a physical condition and it involves your child, it could mean they have trouble eating or speaking. The culprit is a band of flesh under the tongue that’s easily treated once it’s diagnosed.

Oct 8th, 2018
How We Can Help Remedy Recurrent Nosebleeds

For most people, an infrequent nosebleed isn’t a big concern. Some people, though, have weekly issues, a condition called frequent epistaxis. When nosebleeds turn persistent, an ear, nose, and throat specialist can help.

Sep 26th, 2018
Signs of Sudden Hearing Loss

A gradual hearing loss is not uncommon, but the sudden loss of hearing is an entirely different matter and requires immediate care. Here’s what you need to know.

Aug 27th, 2018
5 Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer

More people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Since May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month, we thought it would be a good idea to go over a few helpful ways you can prevent skin cancer.

Jul 25th, 2018