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Jan

Infant Pacifier may Increase Risk of Ear Infections

Pacifiers can have many benefits, including reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), shorter hospital stays for preterm infants, and a calming effect on the child. Pacifiers may also lead to ear infections in children, several studies suggest.One study conducted at th...

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30

Jan

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Treatment for Scuba Divers

A hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chamber delivers oxygen to patients at a concentration and pressure greater than it is normally present in the atmosphere. During treatment, as the pressure increases, the patient must equalize or pop his or her ears frequently. If the patient is unable...

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30

Jan

Tips for Adjusting to Life with a Hearing Aid

Many people wear hearing aids. While some people adjust to life with a hearing aid immediately, others take a little time to get used to the new feelings and sounds associated with a hearing aid.When you first put on one or a pair of hearing aids, be ready to hear ambient noises...

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30

Jan

Croup: The Highly Contageous Childhood Cough

Some diseases seem to target childhood. One such condition is croup, a viral infection of the larynx (voice box) and trachea (wind pipe). The fist signs of croup are similar to that of a respiratory infection:Barking coughRunny noseTroubled breathingWheezingTrouble breathing...

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30

Jan

Healthy, Easy New Years Resolutions

Many people see January 1 as the time to make promises to themselves about what they will do in the New Year. The not-so-secret secret is, though, that it’s never too late to make a change. Resolving to completely give up sweets, train for a triathlon, or read a book a week...

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30

Jan

Widespread Flu Closes U.S. Schools across Mid-Atlantic and South

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that flu season is ramping up, with widespread activity in 14 states. School-aged children, especially, are feeling the results across the mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. Two school systems in the southern U.S. have decided to start...

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30

Jan

Indian ENT Doctors Unite Against Noise Pollution

Through the National Initiative for Sound Safety (NISS), ear nose and throat doctors are raising the red flag about noise pollution in the general population. Not so long ago, it was primarily people 75 years or older who experienced hearing loss. Today, that age has dropped to a...

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30

Jan

Fact or Fiction: It’s Possible to Drink Beer through your Ear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86YZrbrNhrIIf you’re looking forward to a beer or two with Thanksgiving dinner, consider this interesting method of ingestion. The woman in the video above appears to be drinking beer through her ear. Is it a magic trick? To determine, we nee...

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30

Jan

Effects of Air Pollution on Your Throat and Lungs

Air pollution is made up of gases and particulates, such as soot and dust. In cities, air pollution is most often attributed to vehicles, construction, and industrial factories. In the country, wood, crop, and garbage fires can cause air pollution.Ground level ozone is not like a...

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30

Jan

Strep, Tonsillitis, or a Cold? How to Define Your Sore Throat

Sore throats are all the same, right? No, not really. Your sore throat, even if it feels like the same scratchy, burning, tenderness that you had last year, could be caused by a completely different bacteria or virus. Here’s how to differentiate between strep throat, tonsil...

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