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Why People Snore And How To Treat It

Almost everyone snores occasionally. Snoring can happen when your nose is congested from a cold or allergies, but it can also be caused by consuming alcohol, sedatives, or antihistamines. If you find yourself snoring every now and again, you should eliminate the use of these substances before bed to see if the condition improves on…  read more

  • Posted on: Feb 23 2015
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What is Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology, believe it or not is actually an abbreviated word for otorhinolaryngology, which is often simply stated as “ENT.” The term otorhinolaryngology was derived from the Greek words for ear, nose and throat, thus ENT surgeon. An ENT surgeon treats all conditions effecting the ears, nose and throat or what is referred to as head…  read more

  • Posted on: Jan 29 2015
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What Are Nasal Polyps?

Nasal polyps or polyposis are fleshy blockages in the nasal passages that cause chronic mucus build-up, difficulty breathing, and potential loss of smell. Polyposis can range from mild to severe, and treatments vary accordingly. To follow is some more information about this aggravating and painful nasal condition. Symptoms of Nasal Polyps Nasal polyps are often…  read more

  • Posted on: Dec 31 2014
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A Surprising Reason to Have Your Tonsils Removed

Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. Found at the back of the throat, tonsils are two oval-shaped nodes of tissue on either side of the throat. While they work to protect the throat from infection, they often become infected themselves. When they are chronically infected along with various other symptoms, tonsillitis is present….  read more

  • Posted on: Nov 25 2014
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What Causes Snoring?

Snoring is a very common breathing issue that can be ultimately frustrating and may lead to other health problems. Snoring can be an indicator of a serious medical issue called sleep apnoea. To follow is a look into the causes and treatments for snoring. What Causes Snoring? Vibrations against the soft part of the roof…  read more

  • Posted on: Oct 30 2014
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What Causes Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)?

Otitis externa, or what is commonly referred to as “swimmer’s ear” is an infection in the ear caused by bacteria (sometimes fungal) found in soil and water. Patients who get swimmer’s ear find that the condition often becomes chronic and is brought on by exposure to water that remains in the ear. However, water is…  read more

  • Posted on: Aug 28 2014
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Study Links HPV Infection to Head and Neck Cancer

A recently released American study suggests that public awareness of head and neck cancers is disturbingly low. Head and neck cancers equate for 3% of all cancers in the United States, which is as common as thyroid cancer and melanoma (most deadly form of skin cancer). However, head and neck cancers cause more deaths annually…  read more

  • Posted on: Jul 30 2014
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Proper First Aid for Nosebleeds

Sporadic, spontaneous nosebleeds aren’t much to worry about as they’re typically brought on by dry weather, the common cold, or trauma to the outside of the nose. However, more severe nosebleeds nearly always require professional attention. Many people believe that when you get a nosebleed, you should pinch your nose and lay down or tilt…  read more

  • Posted on: Jun 27 2014
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The Different Types of Hearing Loss

There are many different types of deafness and hearing loss, and they’re typically differentiated by the part of the ear they affect. Hearing loss is common, and the causes often vary by age. The populations most affected by hearing loss are small children and the seniors over the age of 75. Deafness is broadly categorized…  read more

  • Posted on: May 28 2014
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