October 2013 - AtlantaENT

Month: October 2013

  Traditional sinus surgery is very effective, but it is also the number one cited fear of those that suffer from ongoing sinusitis. The fear makes sense, when you consider the horror stories you hear nightmarish talk about the seemingly miles of packing gauze and post-surgery pain. Luckily, those techniques are on the way out, […]

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New research by the faculty at the University of Notre Dame may give hope that life threatening allergic reactions could be prevented with the first ever inhibitor, a treatment that would prevent allergic reactions from happening instead of helping the body through the reaction like current treatments and medications do. “Our allergy inhibition project is […]

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You might think as fall allergy season wraps up and winter approaches, allergy sufferers are off the hook for a little while. Unfortunately, the holidays bring about an increase in allergic reactions and symptom flair ups for those with asthma. The culprit is one you may not think about when you think of allergies: your […]

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As cold and flu season sets in, we see an increase in the amount of patients with sinusitis. If you have a cold that won’t go away, pain, fever or other signs that an infection might be present, here are a few things you’ll want to know. What are Sinuses? The sinuses are located behind […]

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Parents who have kids with life-threatening food allergies are thrilled with the passage of House Bill 337, which allows schools to stock up on emergency epinephrine, more commonly known as epi-pens. The bill also allows schools to administer the medication in an emergency without a prescription for the individual child needing the medication. It is […]

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nbsp; We hear a lot of wives tales, myths and home remedies from our patients. Some have been passed down from generation to generation so often they really are just regarded as fact. One of the most common is the idea that the color of your nasal drainage indicates whether you have a cold, allergies […]

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Typically, we think of Autumn as the end of allergy season. Unfortunately, the cooler weather isn’t going to bring much relief this year, with both pollen and mold counts at all time highs, thanks to a moist, hot summer. Susan Littlefield, a horticulturist at the National Gardening Association says that the problem for allergy sufferers […]

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October 1-7, 2013 is Sleep Apnea Awareness Week. At Atlanta ENT, the health of you and your loved ones is very important to us. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that occurs during sleep and is characterized by snoring, a choking sensation or pauses in normal breathing patterns. If left […]

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Seriously. Results of a recent study were published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine showing that the proper use of CPAP treatment for sleep apnea makes patients look younger and more attractive. The researchers took 3-D images of the faces of 20 sleep apnea patients before they began CPAP treatments, and then again after two […]

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The American College of Physicians has published new guidelines in the Annals of Internal Medicine for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that affects one in five adults in America and is characterized by snoring, irregular breathing patterns or a choking sensation during sleep. Sleep apnea has […]

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