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Feb

Is It Strep Throat? How to Tell and What to Do

Sometimes a sore throat is just a cold or allergies, but sometimes that dry, scratchy, painful throat is caused by strep. Strep is a bacterial infection that, if untreated, can cause other problems like ear infections and, in rare cases, trouble with other major organs. Here are...

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29

Feb

Tips for Avoiding the Worst of Cold and Flu Season

Flu has swept all across the nation, one of the worst seasons in years. If you haven't gotten it yet, you may be in the clear, but there are some precautions you can take to avoid catching a cold or the flu. Wash your hands: You see the signs in restaurant bathrooms, but...

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29

Feb

Traveling Tips for the Hearing Impaired

Traveling is an important part of many people's lives, both hearing enabled and hearing impaired. Traveling for the hearing impaired can be challenging, though, with many different types of hurdles to pass through, including a lack of oral and sign language interpreters, di...

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29

Feb

Plastic Surgery for Ears

There are several different reasons a person may want ear plastic surgery. Some people are born with ears that are missing cartilage, protrude, or droop. Others suffer a traumatic injury to the ears or ear lobes. Even if the hearing isn't affected, many people choose to get...

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29

Feb

Facts about Frostbite

If you've got winter activities planned for the frozen north, there are several precautions you’ll want to take to protect yourself against the cold. Frostbite is the damage to skin and tissue caused by prolonged exposure to the cold.It most often happens in body par...

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29

Feb

What is a Deviated Septum?

Chronic sinusitis and symptoms including frequent nosebleeds, facial pain, headaches, postnasal drip, frequent sinus infections, severe nasal congestion, and difficulty breathing through the nose could be caused by a deviated septum.The nasal septum is a cartilage wall that divi...

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29

Feb

Do you have GERD? Symptoms, Causes, and Preventions

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. Normally, when a person eats food, it travels from his or her mouth, into the esophagus, and then the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) at the base of the esophagus c...

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29

Feb

Tubes for Ear Infections: Proper Treatment for Your Child?

If you child has recurring ear infections or if fluid pools behind your child's ear drum for more than three months, his or her pediatrician may suggest inserting tubes in the ears. The tubes are a temporary fix and typically stay in place for 6-12 months.An ear, nose, and...

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29

Feb

4 Common Mouth Problems

Mouth problems aren't always contained to your mouth. They can manifest on your lips and the top of your throat. Here are the top 4 most common mouth problems, what they look like, causes, and how to treat them. Cold sores: Small, often painful, fluid-filled mouth...

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29

Feb

What is Vertigo and How is it Treated?

Many of us often feel dizzy or lightheaded when we stand up too fast or spin around quickly. Vertigo is different. It is a persistant dizziness, where it feels like the room is spinning but you are actually standing still.Vertigo is a feeling of intense dizziness. It can be acco...

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