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Sinus Care During the Fall Season

Sinus Care During the Fall Season

by Natalie (SU)
Ah, finally fall! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and your coats are coming out of storage. One thing does remain from the Spring and Summer: allergies and the subsequent sinusitis that comes with prolonged allergy suffering. If you are suffering from hay fever, seasonal allergies, and that all-too-familiar headache through the fall season, consider these ways to care for your sinuses in between all that sneezing, sniffling, and nose blowing.

How Snoreplasty Can Save Your Life

How Snoreplasty Can Save Your Life

by Natalie (SU)
If you sleep with a snorer, you know the impact snoring has on your life. Hoping every night that you’ll manage to fall asleep before he or she does. Giving up and moving to the guest room or onto the couch can seem like your best option on some nights. There is a simple, new treatment for snoring that can save your relationship, and your partner’s life: snoreplasty.

Hearing Implants and Cognitive Improvements

Hearing Implants and Cognitive Improvements

by Natalie (SU)
Age-related hearing loss comes on gradually and can often go undiagnosed for years. Hearing loss is unfortunately a very common condition among older adults. There is good news, however, with new evidence showing that treatment of hearing loss through cochlear implants improves cognition and quality of life in older adults.

Treating Vocal Nodules

Treating Vocal Nodules

by Natalie (SU)
Have you ever had a hoarse throat, or lost your voice after lots of singing, yelling, or screaming? This condition actually has a name, called vocal nodules. Vocal nodules are typically a sign that you are over-using your voice. They are benign (non-cancerous) growths on the vocal cords that develop over time from vocal abuse. Treatment always includes resting your voice.

Tonsillitis: Why That Doesn't Mean a Tonsillectomy is Needed

Tonsillitis: Why That Doesn't Mean a Tonsillectomy is Needed

by Yenny (SU)
Tonsils are an important part of your body’s immune system. Their job is to protect your airway from bacteria and viruses that get into your body through your mouth and nose. An infection of the tonsils is called tonsillitis, and it can be caused by bacteria or a virus. Though it was once common practice to remove tonsils surgically as the treatment for tonsillitis, a tonsillectomy is rarely necessary and may leave your body with less protection from future infection.

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