Items Tagged ‘eye ear nose & throat’

March 22, 2017

Save Your Vision Month

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

With computers and tech devices in everyone’s reach, keeping your eyes healthy is more important than ever. Save Your Vision Month educates people about digital eye strain and the impact it has on your vision. Doctors recommend the 20/20/20 rule, which encourages people to take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at […]

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January 23, 2017

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

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

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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December 19, 2016

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

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

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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Tags: eye ear nose & throat, Eye Ear Nose and Throat, Healthy Living

March 16, 2016

Eating carrots really is good for your eyes!

By Rebecca McRoberts Rebecca McRoberts

A healthy diet is an important part of eye health. Fill up on foods like carrots, kale, pumpkin, blueberries, avocado, salmon and beans which include beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. For a complete list of eye-friendly foods, click here.

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