January 2014 - AtlantaENT

Month: January 2014

A small study of people with spinal cord injuries shows that sleep apnea is a common side effect of these types of injuries. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The study’s findings show that 77 percent of people with a spinal cord injury have sleep disordered breathing. In addition, 92 […]

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When you think of plastic surgery, permanent cosmetics or even Botox, you probably picture a woman. As we’ve seen in the upswing of sales for beauty products for men, it’s no surprise that we are also seeing more men opting for medical procedures to enhance their appearance. So what procedures are men most likely to […]

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For those with New Year’s resolutions that include getting in shape, the fitness tracker Fitbit Force was a popular holiday gift. The device tracks the user’s daily activity, including calories burned and steps taken. Unfortunately, some users are reporting symptoms ranging from skin irritation to a severe rash after wearing the device. Fitbit is offering […]

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You have probably been told by someone, be it a doctor or good ol’ Mom, that a headache accompanied by facial pain is a sinus headache. Research has shown that more often than not, if you get frequent sinus headaches, you are actually suffering from migraine headaches. A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic looked […]

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The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has been steadily increasing, with some sources reporting as much as 20 percent of teen boys being diagnosed. Not all hyperactivity is ADHD. In fact, the symptoms of sleep apnea could easily be misdiagnosed as hyperactivity. Insomnia and sleep apnea in children […]

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Did your child get a new electronic device for the holidays this year? If so, chances are they have a pair of headphones or ear buds seemingly permanently attached to their heads. While this may need some much-needed post-holiday quiet for parents, it could mean hearing loss for your kids if they don’t turn the […]

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New York Times has a heated debate going on that has both celebrities and every day people like us weighing in on their opinions about plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments like Botox, facial peels, tummy tucks and liposuction. Not a right versus wrong debate, this one is over whether or not people should be more […]

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It has been extremely cold around the Atlanta area recently, forcing many of us to stay indoors more than we would like. For many, staying indoors isn’t helping to keep them from feeling sick, it is making them worse, as indoor allergies flair up. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 40 million […]

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New Device Reduces Sleep Apnea Episodes by as Much as 70 Percent According to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a new implantable device now undergoing clinical trials may reduce the severity of sleep apnea by as much as 70 percent in some patients.    The device is called the Inspire Upper Airway […]

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  Acute sinusitis is a condition that causes the cavities around your sinuses to swell. When this swelling happens, it causes mucus and drainage to build up, which causes pain or pressure. Sinusitis symptoms include: Nasal drainage Nasal congestion Pain or pressure in the face Ear pain Headache Sore jaw or toothache Sinusitis Treatment When […]

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