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The Tell-Tale Signs of Sleep Apnea

12/15/2016

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder in which patients stop breathing while they sleep. A serious condition, sleep apnea can cause sleep interruptions irregularly or many times throughout the night. This type of irregular sleep can cause your brain to suffer from lack of oxygen. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive […] ... more

Stopping the Buzzsaw with the Pillar Procedure

11/15/2016

Snoring seems harmless enough. When you were a kid you probably felt as if your Dad’s snoring was lifting the roof of the house every breath he took in. Usually, it is harmless (your Mom wouldn’t agree!), annoying to anyone in range, but generally harmless. But sometimes it points to a more serious health issue. […] ... more

The Top 5 Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

10/15/2016

Nobody likes a sore throat. In fact, it can be just plain miserable. When your throat is sore, you become painfully aware of the itching, burning and scratching every time you so much as swallow. Sore throats are most often caused by the common cold, and they tend to get better on their own, typically […] ... more

What to Expect from Your Hearing Aid

09/15/2016

Do you find yourself straining to hear conversations? Do you complain that people are mumbling when they speak to you? These are just a couple of early warning signs of hearing loss. Additional signs include: Turning the TV or radio on at a higher volume than most people prefer Trouble hearing what is said at […] ... more

Understanding Sinusitis

08/15/2016

Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinus tissues becomes inflamed. In most cases, sinusitis can begin with a common cold, which can trigger inflammation. The most common causes of sinusitis include are allergies, infection or particles in the air which irritate the sinuses. The most common signs and symptoms of sinusitis […] ... more

How to Know When It’s Strep Throat

07/15/2016

A common sore throat is brought on by a virus, which can be very contagious and produce symptoms like drowsiness, congestion, stuffiness, coughing, aching and fever. While the symptoms are miserable, the good thing about a virus is that it will run its course in about a week with no antibiotics needed. On the other […] ... more

When a Sinus Infection May Be Dangerous

06/15/2016

A sinus infection (or sinusitis) occurs when the tissue lining in your sinus cavity becomes swollen or inflamed. When your sinuses are blocked, they become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses that can lead to an infection. That’s why it’s best to visit your doctor at the first signs of a sinus infection. Otherwise, […] ... more

Early Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

05/15/2016

As you age, it’s more likely than not that your hearing will decline. This is due to a lifetime of noise from things like loud work environments, rock concerts or head phones. In addition, hearing loss can be brought on by diseases like diabetes, heart problems or hypertension. The unfortunate thing is that loss of […] ... more

Nosebleeds – Cause for Concern?

04/15/2016

A bloody nose can be disconcerting, especially because it comes on without warning. If you’ve had a bloody nose (and most people have), you may ask yourself why it happens. The main causes of nose bleeds are: An injury to your nasal tissue, typically from a cold or allergies Very dry nasal tissue Blowing or […] ... more

What Causes Loss of Smell?

03/15/2016

Your sense of smell is one of your most powerful senses. The scent of cinnamon and pine during the holidays, fresh-cut grass in the spring, and burgers on the grill in the summer can effectively transport you back to happy times and fond memories. But if your sense of smell is impaired, it can be […] ... more