April 2013 - AtlantaENT

Month: April 2013

We all know the benefits of a healthy diet and getting the proper amount of sleep at night, but a new research study in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal sheds light on the benefits these healthy living techniques have on sufferers of sleep apnea. Researchers at the Oivauni Sleep Clinic in Kuopio, Finland looked at […]

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In most cases of hearing loss, the delicate hair cells of the inner ear are broken or cease to function properly. When this occurs, the brain cannot receive all of the sounds and frequencies that it requires to form a complete range of hearing. Outside of the obvious inconveniences experienced when hearing loss begins to […]

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Dog lovers that have pet related allergies are often stuck between their desire to have a family pet and their desire to keep allergy symptoms under control. It is easy to understand why so many people are tempted to go pick out a new puppy this spring when breeders advertise “hypo-allergenic” breeds. Before you write […]

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Sleep apnea risk factors vary, and include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity, but a new study conducted by the researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine reveal some insight as to the role race plays in the risk of developing sleep apnea symptoms. The records of a total of 512 patients that were […]

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Recent studies have shown evidence that introducing fish into the diets of young children could help protect children against future allergies. In fact, some scientists have gone as far as to state that the rise in allergic diseases is due to the lack of Omega-3 fatty acids in childhood diets. The most recent study, published […]

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, or AAFA, and Teva Respiratory recently conducted a survey of adults over the age of 18 that were diagnosed with nasal allergies. The survey showed that 59 percent of allergy sufferers with nasal related symptoms experienced sleep issues due to nasal congestion, drainage or sneezing, yet only 35 […]

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We all know that second hand smoke is bad for your health, but a new research study by Brock University in Canada shows that chronic sinus disease is significantly more common among people who have been exposed to second hand smoke than those that have lived in smoke free homes.  With over 4,000 compounds and […]

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With allergy season in full swing, you may be quick to assume any headache you have is a sinus headache.  In reality, when people experience headaches during allergy season, they frequently are suffering from a migraine headache. A study conducted several years ago and found in the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at the phenomena […]

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The American Sleep Apnea Association lists April 18th, 2013 as Sleep Apnea Awareness Day. If you or a loved one are among the millions of those undiagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), you should know that it can take tolls on your health in ways that you may not have imagined. Research suggests that ninety […]

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key. Asthma is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that causes the airways to tighten up. Current medications, such as inhalers, have less than desirable side effects that often include a racing heart and shakiness. Recent research showed that introducing a bitter taste could relax the airways much like current treatments, and now they understand why. […]

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