Items Tagged ‘Eye Ear Nose and Throat’

January 23, 2017

Diagnosis and Treatment for a Rare Disease Brings Back Trish Byrd’s Hearing and Optimism

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

In spring 2016, Trish Byrd went deaf and no one knew why. With constant ear pain and the inability to hear, Trish saw seven different doctors, but none of them could give her an answer. Trish was nearing the end of her options and met with an ear, nose and throat specialist at Mayo Clinic. […]

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January 6, 2017

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Your resolutions may include exercising and eating right, but make sure you’re not neglecting other aspects of your health, like taking care of your eyes. January is National Glaucoma Awareness month, and almost 3 million people who are 40 and older have glaucoma, yet only half know they have it. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness […]

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December 19, 2016

Why You Might Be Losing Your Sense of Taste As Your Age

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Have you noticed your sense of taste changing as you age? Doctors say certain medications and environmental factors can affect taste. While our mouth has about 9,000 taste buds, it only perceives five elements – sweet, sour, bitter, sale and umami. Our nose helps us distinguish flavors because of its hundreds of olfactory receptors. “If you’re […]

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October 19, 2016

What Are Canker Sores And How Do You Get Rid Of Them?

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Ever bite into something spicy or acidic and get unexpectedly greeted by a sharp pain notifying you of a mouth sore? If you look in the mirror and see a small white spot on the surface of your mouth, it could be a canker sore. Mayo Clinic found that these small, shallow lesions can be […]

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September 28, 2016

Home Remedies: Taking Care of Airplane Ear

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Your summer vacations have finally come to an end, but holiday travel is just around the corner and sometimes flying can be even more stressful than spending time with your in-laws. Flying can have an effect on your health in numerous ways, one of which is “airplane ear,” a condition caused by air pressure in […]

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August 26, 2016

Children’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Alright parents, back to school time is just around the corner, and we’re sure you’re thrilled! But while you’re running from store to store trying to check off your kids’ school supply list, make sure you add in one more stop. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, so there’s no better time […]

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August 22, 2016

Contact Lens Health Week

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Millions of Americans wear contacts lens, but how well are they maintaining healthy lenses? It’s Contact Lens Health Week and the CDC is sharing tips for safe contact wearing to protect your pair: Don’t over-wear Avoid that sketchy pair Carry a spare pair (of glasses) Learn more from Mayo Clinic on contact lens health and […]

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July 26, 2016

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Cleft and craniofacial conditions are unexpected and emotional for the entire family, which can sometimes make it hard to stay positive. Here are a few coping tips for parents: Focus on your child as a person Point out your child’s positive qualities Help your child gain confidence Encourage confident body language Be open in your […]

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June 9, 2016

Cataract Awareness Month

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

They say your eyes are the windows to your soul. Imagine viewing the world through frosted windows like the nearly 20.5 million Americans 40+ who have cataracts. The only effective treatment is surgery. So, if your windows are starting to get cloudy, start the discussion with your eye doctor now.

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June 8, 2016

Is your hearing at risk? Protect your ears

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Most of us expect our hearing to fade as a natural part of aging, but age isn’t the only thing that can damage hearing. Your day to day activities like listening to music, using power tools or even mowing your lawn can lead to noise-induced hearing loss, which is permanent and irreversible. Dr. Greta Stamper […]

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